Nokia is gaining more customers for basic mobile phones it sells for $39. By adding features such as quicker Web and online games to its Asha handsets popular in faster-growing economies including India and China, Nokia boosted its share of the basic-phone market to 35% last quarter — the highest in two years

The basic-phone division is also winning over first-time users who may stick with Nokia when upgrading to a more expensive device.Nokia’s Asha phones are gaining users in the developing markets because they resemble smartphones, yet cost a fraction of the price.Some Ashas have full-length touch screens similar to Nokia’s higher-end models and Apple’s iPhone.

Nokia has to find a new way to come up in smartphone market as  Microsoft has informed that there will be no upgrade of software in Nokia Lumia series

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