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Nokia Asha 205 “Facebook phone” unveiled

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Nokia Asha 205 “Facebook phone” unveiled
The Nokia Asha 205 has just gone official and with its dedicated Facebook button you could well call it the Facebook phone many have been talking about. It’s no high-end device, though. Rather, it’s a full QWERTY gadget for the young in emerging markets, sold in a single and dual SIM varieties with a very affordable price tag.

The Nokia Asha 205 comes with the fancy vibrant new colors (black, cyan, magenta, yellow, and white) now typical for Nokia, and runs on Series 40, which makes it a feature phone. Its main purpose is to get developing markets online, but as a bonus you get to download free games from EA.

The dedicated Facebook button simply launches the Facebook app, and interestingly enough you can remap it to do something else like launch... Twitter, ironically.

One thing you can brag about with the Asha 205 is battery life that most smartphones can only dream of. The dual-SIM version of the device comes with a lowe stand-by time of 25 days, versus the original 37 days.

Otherwise, the device is nothing extraordinary: a 2.4-inch non-touch display, a VGA camera, and microSD card support. Connectivity is limited to 2G only, but with the new SLAM Bluetooth sharing technology you’d be able to quickly share files between devices.

source: Nokia

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 04:34 3

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

nice... Now give me the pink :)

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 04:36 2

2. samsung4ever (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

i love nokia but just because a phone has a button that takes you straight to the facebook app i dont beleive make it a "facebook phone" it needs to have speacial facebook features that other phones dont have. over all even though i love nokia i think i would be able to get a much more powerful android phone for the same price that also has a facebook app but with no facebook app button.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:57

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Android phone for a price that cheap? And besides will it offer quality such as this? This phone will last for years, dude.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:17 2

3. DLUVPARMAR (Posts: 50; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

After Nokia India 5 million Likes on Fb......... It's great news..........

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:38 1

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm ok with everything...but there should 3G or atleast 2.5G enabled. And those EA games, boy, they'll be useless...playing games in a small qwerty keypad is a pain.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:45

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

nokia is making huge mistakes now... even the emerging market wants a smartphone!!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 22:47

7. Jurdiales (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

Not trying to be troll... but it's strange to do this knowing that almost every phone can enter to facebook, whats the point with that? But well...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 01:53

8. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

The Black One is Seeeexxxxiiii XD

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