Nokia Announces Asha 210, The WhatsApp Phone


Not too long Nokia announced their Facebook phone the Nokia 206 with dedicated Facebook button. Continuing their tradition of making social phones, Nokia has added another social phone in its portfolio, Asha 210. Nokia teased us about this phone earlier this weak. The phone is very much based on the recent Lumia design (reminded us of Lumia 820) with those curved edges and corners. The Asha 210 is a full QWERTY phone with 2.4″ display,not touchscreen though. This one has got dedicated WhatsApp button to launch the app quickly from anywhere.

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Asha 210 comes equipped with a 2 MP camera, no AF, no flash. It has got the basics covered. Well the good news is it has Wi-Fi b/g/n so you don’t need to worry about crossing your data plan limits. Nokia has added its own set of technologies to make it smarter. For an instance, though the phone doesn’t have front camera, the phone has voice guidance so that you can take right self portraits. Then there is Nokia’s own Slam technology which lets you transfer files among two compatible devices without pairing. Another plus point is that it has dual SIM variant as well. It has 64 MB of internal memory and you can use additionally 32 GB microSD card. There will be usual social apps preloaded And for those fancy colors, this one comes in various colors like cyan,magenta,yellow etc. Asha 210 will sell for around $72 or Rs.4,000 before any subsidies or taxes and it’ll start selling from this quarter. Check out the the hands on video by Nokia,


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