Monday, November 26, 2012

Asha 205: Nokia's newest social phone

Nokia has once again announced a new addition to the Asha lineup, the Asha 205, which according to the Finnish company, is 'the most social Asha phone to date'.

Asha 205 is a QWERTY phone that packs a 2.4" 65K TFT QVGA screen, 10MB user memory which is expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card, a VGA camera, GPRS, EDGE, and Bluetooth connectivity. As with the other Asha phones, it runs in S40 operating system. Standby is at a whopping 37 days or 11 hours talktime.

What's new with this phone is that it has the 'Slam' feature, a new sharing technology developed by Nokia in which you can send files via Bluetooth without the hassle of pairing. Also, Asha 205 has a Facebook button as part of its social integration.

Nokia Nearby is also installed on this phone that uses cell tower coordinates instead of GPS. Nokia Xpress browser also comes with this device to save you from data costs. And lastly, as it is the 'most social Asha phone', it has Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy apps preinstalled.

Same as the other Asha phones, users will be entitled to free 40 EA games to keep forever, which they can download at the Nokia Store.

It will come with a dual-sim variant that has Easy Swap technology. Colors will be cyan, magenta and orange (two-tone mixes). It will be priced at $62 excluding taxes (less that PHP 3000).

Here's the promo video by the way: