Nokia launches Facebook-enabled Asha 205 and 206 feature phones
Nokia has unveiled the Asha 205 and the Asha 206, two feature phones that pack in a dedicated Facebook key and a low price-point
Nokia’s latest Series 40-powered Asha 205 handset, which the company has unveiled alongside the Asha 206, packs in a dedicated Facebook button just like HTC’s ChaCha device.
The Asha 205 features a full on QWERTY keyboard, Nokia’s Series 40 OS at its core, and a low-low price tag, as well as that dedicated Facebook key that’s designed to give you instant access to the world’s most popular social network.
Both devices feature something Nokia calls Slam – the ability to transfer content via Bluetooth simply by bumping two phones together.
The Asha 205 will retail for $62, making it extremely cheap – that’s £38.68 at the current exchange rate. Nokia says the device, which comes in three colours: cyan, magenta, and yellow, will begin shipping in Q4 2012.
‘The latest Nokia devices give super-social consumers new ways to express their personalities through design, color and innovative new features like Slam,’ said Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia.
Other key features of the Nokia Asha 205 include:
- eBuddy screen notifications that keep users up-to-the-minute on new conversations
- The free Nokia Life+ web app, including the Life Skills and Live Healthy services
- A mobile entertainment package, including 40 free EA Games available for download, along with tens of thousands of other apps available from the Nokia Store
- Dual-SIM model features Nokia's exclusive EasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device
- Great standby time of up to 37 days with single-SIM and up to 25 days with dual-SIM
Both devices will be available before Christmas.