Whatsapp for Nokia Asha 501

The Nokia Asha 501 came out as a colorful alternative to the Apple iPhone. It is available in six different colors, including a sky blue, cherry red, yellow, black, white and a grass green. It has several features that allow users to take advantage of the newer interface.

While it no longer is available and Nokia for the most part is no longer manufacturing phones, it is still possible to use the device with different applications, including WhatsApp
Nokia Asha 501
More About the Nokia Asha 501

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The Nokia Asha 501 has a three inch touchscreen with a 240 by 320 pixel resolution, or around 133 pixels per square inch. The hardware inside of the Nokia Asha 501 is on the lighter side, with 64MB of RAM and 128MB of internal storage. Now, it is possible to increase storage capacity with the expandable microSD card slot. This has the potential of expanding it out to 32 GB.

The Nokia Asha 501 uses a 3.2 MP rear camera. It does not have a flash, nor does it have a front facing camera. The operating system is specific for Nokia as it is the Nokia Asha Platform 1.0. There have been some updates to the OS, although it is more similar to Android. Due to the special nature of the OS, there are not as many applications designed specifically for it. WhatsApp is one of these apps though.

Nokia Asha 501 can connect to Wi-Fi with a 802.11 b/g standard. It does not support GPS, nor does it have NFC<,Infrared or USB OTG. It does have Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It can connect to FM radio signals and it has two available SIM card slots, which makes it great for international calling. It does not support 3G or 4G

Installing WhatsApp

Due to the heavier usage of the Nokia Asha 501 on the international market, there is some app support and OS support from Nokia. WhatsApp is available for download through the device’s small application store. This app is free to download and install, so once someone selects it from the app store it will automatically conduct this. After installation has finished a user needs to open up the app and enter in their mobile phone number in order to associate the number with the phone. Once this has occurred they are able to begin using the application on the Nokia Asha 501.