Nokia Launches Asha 210 With Dedicated WhatsApp Button

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Nokia today unveiled the latest device in its Asha family- Nokia Asha 210 mobile phone. Available in single- or easy Swap dual-SIM variants, the Nokia Asha 210 has a QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated WhatsApp button for fast access to instant messaging. This is the world’s first phone to have a dedicated WhatsApp button.

To celebrate the Nokia and WhatsApp partnership, WhatsApp is offering their service for free on all  Nokia Asha 210 devices with the WhatsApp button for their lifespan. Combined with Facebook, Twitter and support for popular email accounts such as Gmail, this phone is designed to ensure that people are never more than a few clicks away from their friends and family.

Nokia Asha 210

The Nokia Ashs 210 comes with a 2MP camera that can be accessed through a dedicated hardkey even when the keypad is locked. The smart camera also offers a choice of image capture, editing and sharing options, including 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.

People can also share photos and other content quickly by using Nokia’s innovative Slam feature, which comes built-into the Nokia Asha 210. It works by enabling the transfer of content such as images or videos to another Bluetooth-enabled phone without the need to pair devices.

This phone comes with Nokia Xpress Browser which uses Nokia’s cloud technology to reduce 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.

The Nokia Asha 210 is available in yellow, cyan, black, magenta, and white. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 210 is around $72 and it is expected to start shipping in the second quarter of 2013.

Some key features of Nokia Asha 210 :

  • Social phonebook integration with the ability to launch WhatsApp direct from contact cards in the Phonebook
  •  Preloaded YouTube launcher for direct video streaming
  • Chat screen notifications that keep users up-to-date on new conversations
  • Single-SIM and Dual-SIM models featuring Nokia’s exclusive EasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device
  • WiFi On/Off control button
  • Nokia’s renowned long battery life: up to 46 days with Single-SIM and up to 24 days with Dual-SIM

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