Oslo: Struggling cellphone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) has no plans to abandon its Windows platform for smartphones and will launch its new Windows Phone 8 device soon, Chief Executive Stephen Elop said on Tuesday.

"In today's war ... (between) Android, Apple and Windows, we are very clear, we are fighting that with the Windows phone," Elop told reporters.

Nokia, the world's second-largest cellphone maker, is fighting for survival after Apple (AAPL.O) and Samsung (005930.KS) gained dominance in the smartphone market.

Nokia launches Nokia Asha 305

Earlier this month Nokia has launched Asha 305 handset equipped with a 3-inch resistive touch screen with a resolution of 240×320 pixels comes at a bearable price of Rs 4,688 with a dual-SIM facility.

Already a rage among the customers, the phone comes with attractive features of a 2M mega pixel camera and a strong micro SD card support for upto 32 GB.

With a one-touch music player and a 1110 mAh battery with 528 hours of standby time, the phone can be a reliable friend for those addicted to music on the run.  

Capable of fulfilling the appetite of the net savvy generation, the phone supports IM services such as Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.

The phone also allows you to play free games like Tetris, Need for Speed and Fifa 2012 which can be downloaded from the Nokia Store.


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