Nokia India has announced the launch of dual-SIM Asha 205 in the country.
Nokia Asha 205 was announced for global markets last month alongside the Nokia 206 in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.
The Nokia Asha 205 is a QWERTY device with a 2.4-inch display and a dedicated Facebook button. It comes with 2G connectivity, Bluetooth, VGA camera and a battery that offers 11 hours talk-time. The phone comes with pre-installed apps like eBuddy Chat, Twitter and support for popular email accounts such as Gmail as well as 40 free games from EA.
Nokia is launching only the dual-SIM variant of the Asha 205 is the country at the moment for Rs. 3,499. It will be available in Cyan and Orange colours from Christmas-eve 2012. No word from the company if the single-SIM variant will ever be launched in India.
The Nokia Asha 205 runs on Series 40 Asha operating system and includes Nokia Xpress Browser that reduces browsing costs by compressing data transferred by up to 90%. It also features Nokia's EasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device.
Nokia Asha 205 is the first phone to be launched in India with Nokia's new Slam technology, that lets users share files over Bluetooth without first having to pair their devices.
Nokia Asha 205 specifications
- 2.4-inch 65k colour QVGA landscape TFT display
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- GPRS/EDGE, 2.0 mm Charger Connector
- Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm AV connector
- Up to 10MB free user memory; up to 32GB micro-SD card
- VGA camera
- QWERTY with dedicated Facebook Button
- Series 40 Asha
- Nokia Slam, to share content faster and easier
- 113mm x 61mm x 13mm
- 94.0g (including battery)
- 25 days standby / 11 hours talk-time