With the Nokia Asha series going strong in targeted regions, the Finnish mobile giant announced the Nokia Asha 210 – a brand new smartphone in the Asha series with a QWERTY keypad and a dedicated WhatsApp button.
Asking users to look forward to something new a few days before the launch, Nokia was successful in generating a buzz about the product release with many fingers pointing towards an Asha phone. According to Nokia, “The brand new Nokia Asha 210 offers a smarter way to get social. The QWERTY keyboard, WiFi and a dedicated WhatsApp button mean that access to chat is lightning-fast. Not just a socialite, this phone is also a looker, with a distinctive Nokia design and bold colours”.
Nokia Asha 210 Specs
Speaking of specifications, the Nokia Asha 210 does pack a punch, underlining its tag as the best social smartphone out there:
- System: GSM/EDGE 900/1800 (Single and Dual SIM), 850/1900 (Single SIM only)
- User Interface: Series 40
- Dimensions: 111.5 x 60 x 11.8 mm
- Weight: 97.3 g
- Display: 2.4-inch QVGA (320×240), up to 65k colors
- Memory: Up to 64MB, support for up to 32GB microSD card
- Connectivity: WiFi, EGPRS multislot class 32; Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR; MicroUSB
The easy-on-fingers keyboard is a huge plus point for Asha 210 as it also comes with a dedicated WhatsApp button and a camera button, allowing users to click great photographs even in lock mode. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the rear with smart imaging software that boasts the latest talents like the self-portrait feature that gives users voice-guidance on where to point to make sure the face is in the frame and also allowing users to directly edit the just-captured image within the camera app. The Nokia Slam technology allows users to share media over various social networks through Bluetooth without pairing the devices.
The Nokia Asha 210 comes in Single and dual-SIM variants, with Nokia’s Easy-Swap technology that allow users to change SIM cards on the go without the need to switch the phone off to change the SIM in the slot on the side. The remarkable battery life of 46 days standby time (Single SIM) and 24 days standby time (Dual SIM) makes up for another positive vote.
Nokia Asha 210 Price & Availability
The Nokia Asha 210 will be available in yellow, cyan, black, magenta and white. Before taxes or any operator subsidies, it is expected to be priced at around USD 72 and will go on sale in the second quarter of 2013.