Nokia releases color-coded power packs to supplement Asha 501 smartphone

Nokia launches DC-18 power pack for Asha line of phones, available in four bright colors.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Mon, Jun 3 2013 9:15 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

Nokia's compact $99 smartphone, the Asha 501, is definitely cute and intriguing. While its success is still up in the air, the company is continuing to release color-coded accessories for the device. This morning, the company has announced the DC-18 portable power pack that is available in four vibrant colors.

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Measuring in at just 57mm x 57mm, the power pack features a USB input and output, as well as an LCD which displays the current charge level. Nokia says that beginning with the Asha and DC-18, USB charging will be the company standard from this point forward.

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We want to keep the phones juiced up so that people can stay connected. Last year we did an industry first by bringing wireless charging to mass market. We just launched the Nokia Asha 501 with an insanely long standby time, complemented it with DC-18 to provide power when most needed and enabled charging through millions of standard Micro-USB plugs out there.

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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