The Nokia Asha 306 is powered by Nokia Series S40 Full Touch operating system and comes with a variety of applications:
Web: Nokia (proxy) Browser for Series 40
Conversations: Nokia Messaging Service 3.2 (instant messaging and e-mail) and SMS, MMS
Social: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Orkut, Whatsapp messenger S40.
Media: Camera, Photos, Music player, Nokia Music Store (on selected market), Flash Lite 3.0 (for YouTube video), Video player
Personal Information Management: Calendar, Detailed contact information
Utilities: Notes, Calculator, To-do list, Alarm clock, Voice recorder, Stopwatch
The device comes with Nokia Maps for Series 40 and make use of cellular network for positioning as there is no GPS in the phone. Nokia Maps for Series 40 phones does not provide voice guided navigation and only allows for basic route (<10 km) to be plan. The software will provide step by step instructions, allows the user to see the route on a map and search for nearby points of interest. Depending on where the phone was purchased, regional maps (Europe, South America, etc.) are preloaded and, as such, an active internet connection to download map data is not required.
Additional storage is available via a hot swappable microSDHC card socket, which is certified to support up to 32 GB of additional storage.
The battery life of the BL-4U (1110 mAh) as claimed by Nokia is 14 hours of talk time, from 600 hours of standby and 40 hours of music playback depending on actual usage.
The SIM card is located under the battery which can be accessed by removing the back panel of the device. No tool is necessary to remove the back panel.
On the front of the device, there are the answer/call key,. On the right side of the device there are the volume rocker and the lock/unlock button.
The Nokia Asha 306 has a 3.0-inch resistive touchscreen (multi point) with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixel (WQVGA). According to Nokia it is capable of displaying up to 65 thousand colors.
The back camera has an extended depth of field feature (no mechanical zoom), no flash and has a 4× digital zoom for both video and camera. The sensor size of the back camera is 2-megapixel, has a f/2.8 aperture and a 50 cm to infinity focus range. It is capable of video recording at up to 176 x 144 px at 10 fps with mono sound.
Switch on the phone and try to get to its "desktop" screen. Start the dialer if you can and type *#7370# followed by the security code of Nokia Asha 305. The code is 12345. If the first code doesn't work, try dialing ***#7380#**.
Yes, we can use your phone to share the internet connection with our Mac either over a USB cable or via Bluetooth.
To use the phone as a USB modem, follow the steps below:
Connect your Asha phone to your Mac using a compatible USB cable. When prompted by the phone to select the USB mode, choose Modem
On the Mac go to System Preferences > Network
If your phone is not visible in the services list, click on the + button, select the phone from the Interfaces dropdown and click Create.
Select the network service corresponding to you Asha phone and click Advanced where you should make the following changes under the Modem tab:
Model: GPRS (GSM/3G)
APN: enter the name of the internet APN as required by your mobile operator. In many cases this is “internet” but it may vary from operator to operator.
Click Ok and then Apply
Click Connect to initiate the internet connection.
The Asha platform is a mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for low-end borderline smartphones, based on software from Smarterphone which was acquired by Nokia. The platform inherits UI similarities from Symbian, Maemo and MeeGo, and replaces Series 40 on Nokia's low-end devices.