Helsinki - Struggling cellphone firm Nokia on
Wednesday unveiled its first three basic phone models with large touch screens, filling
a gap in its suite of products.
Consumer demand for such devices has been rising fast,
especially in emerging markets. Last year 105 million low-end touch screen
handsets were sold globally, according to Strategy Analytics.
Nokia said its Asha 305 model would go on sale this month
for €63, excluding subsidies and taxes. The Asha 306 and Asha 311 models will
go on sale next quarter for €68 and €92, respectively.