Nokia India unveils Asha 205 dual-SIM phone with dedicated Facebook button

By Kul Bhushan | Published 11 Dec 2012 18:59 IST
Nokia India unveils Asha 205 dual-SIM phone with dedicated Facebook button
Nokia India unveils Asha 205 dual-SIM phone with dedicated Facebook button

Nokia has introduced yet another Asha-series phone in India, the Asha 205. The device is priced at Rs. 3,499 and is slated to hit the store shelves on December 24, 2012.

The Nokia Asha 205 comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated Facebook button. The phone also comes with Nokia's Slam feature, which allows users to share multimedia content such as photos, music, 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.

The Nokia Asha 205 has a 2.4-inch screen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, 0.3MP camera and supports dual-SIM with easy Swap. It has 64MB built-in storage and microSD card slot that supports storage up to 32GB. For connectivity, the device supports Bluetooth 2.1 EDR with Slam, 2G, GPRS and EDGE. There's FM Radio with RDS as well.

The new Asha phone comes with a 1,020 mAh battery, which is rated to deliver maximum 2G talk time 11 hours and music playback time of 30 hours. The Asha 205 comes with a number of preloaded applications including Google Talk, Yahoo!, Facebook chat, Windows Live Messenger, eBuddy, Direct chat, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Nokia Mail, Direct Email, and 40 EA games.

The Nokia Asha 205 is available in two colours - Cyan and Orange. Check out the full specifications of the Nokia Asha 205 here.

Highlighting Nokia's partnership with the social networking giant, Facebook India's Kevin D'Souza says, “People around the world use Facebook Mobile to connect and share with their friends. We are focused on delivering the best Facebook experience to as many people as possible and our partnership with Nokia perfectly complements our strategy of giving people around the world a rich Facebook experience for keeping in touch with their friends.”

“Young consumers are increasingly using Facebook for communication, socializing and entertainment. The launch of the Nokia Asha 205 responds to this growing demand and gives a unique option for consumers at an affordable price point,” said Mr.Viral Oza, Director Marketing, Nokia India. “People who use Nokia Asha devices are hyper-social and we are proud to partner with Facebook to improve the user experience further with the introduction of the Facebook button.”

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