Just when we thought simple featurephones are being taken over by cheap droids and phones with keyboards are not attractive anymore, Nokia has launched an attractive device today, Nokia 206. Nokia 206 brings the good old alphanumeric phones back in the trend. The Nokia 206 carries on the looks of Nokia 6300 (that’s our opinion) while taking design clues from Lumia phones. No it doesn’t have polycarbonate construction but it sure has great looks and comes in trendy colors. And if that’s not enough Nokia 206 also has dual SIM variant.
On specsheet Nokia 206 has 2.4″ QVGA display, runs on 2G network, boasts 1.3 MP camera. It has 10 MB of phone memory but memory cards upto 32GB can be used. The Nokia 206 is optimized for social networks. It comes pre-installed with Facebook, eBuddy and WhatsApp (only in single SIM variant). According to Nokia,
The camera is optimised for content sharing with lower sized files. The 1.3-megapixel resolution can automatically resize pictures to around 700KB. This is great for a Facebook posting. It also offers an ‘intelligent imaging’ feature, which will tell you when self-portraits are in focus, and allows you to take a sequence of shots and choose the best. Video capture is also supported.
The Nokia 206 will have estimated talktime of 20 hours and 47 days of standby time. Nokia 206 will start shipping in Q4 2012 and will cost $62 before any taxes and subsidies. It’ll come in cyan, black, white, magenta and yellow colors.