Elop confirmed on a interview that Ashas will remain to be all about Nokia and Windows Phone will simply not reach them.
We do do want people to move to more advanced products, but because of costs this wont happen in this case. And it suits us well. – Elop
It certainly does as Asha line is what keeps Nokia’s mobile business on float at the moment.
According to Elop there are still problems with increasing data usage even on Ashas, though thanks to clever data packaging Ashas are already much more efficient than other phones. Elop also believes that the future of mobile phone business will lie mostly in mass markets.
I have to draw from the leaked picture from yesterday that is supposed to represent Ashas future. Most of us can agree that on its current form Ashas will have hard time against cheaper and cheaper Android phones so if the above is more than just far out research project i’m hopeful to see it come reality in not too distant future.