Nokia ships affordable Asha 210

Nokia ships affordable Asha 210

Apr 29, 2013

Nokia has unveiled the latest device in its price-sensitive range of Asha phones, offering more social experiences at an affordable price.

The Nokia Asha 210, available in single- or easy swap dual-SIM variants, supports WiFi, has a QWERTY and is the world’s first phone to have a dedicated WhatsApp button. WhatsApp is offering its service for free on al Nokia Asha 210 devices with the WhatsApp button for their lifespan.

The new phone comes with a 2MP camera that can be accessed through a dedicated hardkey even when the keypad is locked. The smart camera also offers a choice of image capture, editing and sharing options, including self-portrait, fast editing of images directly from the camera app, and easy sharing of images to social networks.

People can also share photos and other content quickly by using Nokia’s innovative Slam feature, which is built in and works by enabling the transfer of content such as images or videos to another Bluetooth-enabled phone without the need to pair devices.

The new device also takes advantage of the Nokia Xpress Browser which uses Nokia’s cloud technology to reduce data consumption by up to 90%.

Nokia Nearby is a built-in web app that lets people discover points of interest such as restaurants, shopping and ATM machines close to their location.

Other key features of the Nokia Asha 210 include:

* Social phonebook integration with the ability to launch WhatsApp direct from contact cards in the Phonebook;

* Preloaded YouTube launcher for direct video streaming;

* Chat screen notifications that keep users up-to-date on new conversations;

* Single-SIM and dual-SIM models featuring Nokia’s exclusive EasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device;

* WiFi On/Off control button; and

* Nokia’s long battery life: up to 46 days with single-SIM and up to 24 days with dual-SIM.

The Nokia Asha 210 is available in yellow, cyan, black, magenta and white at an estimated retail price of $72.00.