Nokia has announced the launch of Asha 210 phone. This is the same device that was teased on company's website earlier this week.
Nokia Asha 210 comes with a QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated WhatsApp button for fast access to instant messaging. To celebrate the Nokia and WhatsApp partnership, WhatsApp is offering its service for free on all Nokia Asha 210 devices button for their lifespan. The phone comes with the ability to launch WhatsApp direct from contact cards in the Phonebook.
The Nokia Asha 210 comes with a 2-megapixel camera that can be accessed through a dedicated key even when the keypad is locked. The smart camera also offers a choice of image capture, editing and sharing options, including a self-portrait that lets you capture perfectly centred self portraits, even without a front-facing camera. The built-in voice guides the user to ensure they are in the frame, before taking the shot. The phone also comes with support for editing of images directly from the camera app and easy sharing of images to social networks.
Nokia Asha 210 also has a dedicated button for turning the Wi-Fi on or off. The phone comes Slam sharing feature, also seen in Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206. Slam makes it easy to share content over Bluetooth by eliminating the need of pairing the devices. FM radio is included as well.
Asha 210 comes with Nokia Xpress Browser which, according to Nokia, reduces data consumption by up to 90 percent. The Nokia Asha 210 also features Nokia Nearby, a web app that lets people discover points of interest such as restaurants, shopping and ATM machines close to their location. Other pre-installed apps include YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and support for popular email accounts such as Gmail.
Nokia Asha 210 will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM options featuring Nokia's EasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device.
Nokia Asha 210 comes with a 1200mAh battery rated at 12 hours of 2G talktime.
The Nokia Asha 210 will be available in Yellow, Cyan, Black, Magenta, and White colour options. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 210 is around $72 (Rs. 3,900) and it is expected to start shipping in the second quarter of 2013.
Nokia Asha 210 technical specifications