Nokia Asha 210 – Nokia launches a WhatsApp Phone with QWERTY keyboard

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Nokia continues to introduce budget phones in Asha family to target mass markets with socially rich features. Following the teaser “What’s up at Nokia”, the Finish company has launched a new member in Asha QWERTY family of phones. The new Nokia Asha 210 has been designed with a dedicated “WhatsApp” key having deeply linked into social share gallery.

Being the first ever phone with a dedicated “WhatsApp” key, Nokia Asha 210 also brings the lifetime free WhatsApp subscription to the user of it. Of course this will not cover any mobile network data plans. Well in Pakistan, if you are a Ufone subscriber, you may have the opportunity of using their specific data plan for unlimited usage of WhatsApp for Rs. 30/- per month.

Nokia Asha 210, according to Nokia, will be targeting emerging markets while providing a QWERTY keyboard experience with messaging. Priced at $72, Nokia Asha 210 will be available in Nokia’s traditional colors range of black, white, yellow, cyan and megenta and will start shipping this quarter.

Feature wise, Nokia Asha 210 will be available in both the single SIM and Dual SIM variants. As well the WhatsApp will support both of the variants.

WhatsApp & Nokia GPAD: The launch of Asha 210 does signify WhatsApp’s availability on Dual SIM devices. We are working on extending it to other Dual SIM devices.

Features include 2 MP camera with a dedicated camera key, Nokia’s exclusive “Slam” feature which allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos and videos with nearby friends instantly. Slam works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices, and without the recipient needing to also have Slam – Slam’ currently not compatible with iOS and Windows Phone devices.

Other key features for Nokia Asha 210 include:

  • Dimensions 111.5 mm x 60 mm x 11.8 mm – 99.5 g.
  • Display: Screen Size 2.4″, resolution QVGA (320 x 240),
  • MicroSD card support up to 32 GB.
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, Slam, USB 2.0, USB mass storage
  • Operating keys: Contacts key, Menu key, Camera key, Call key, 4-way Navi key with select, Power/End key, Full keyboard, WhatsApp key
  • 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
  • battery: capacity 1200 mAh, life up to 46 days with Single-SIM and up to 24 days with Dual-SIM

Sales Package includes Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Battery BL-4U 1200 mAh, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102.

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