Nokia Shows Off First Mobile Phone with Facebook Integration
Nokia today unveiled two new devices in its Mobile Phones portfolio. The Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are both available in single SIM or dual SIM versions, and are the company's first models to include its "Slam" feature.
Slam allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos and videos with nearby friends via Bluetooth without the need to pair devices, and without the recipient needing to also have Slam software on their phone.
Curiously for Nokia, the Slam feature wont work on Windows Phone based handsets. Less curiously, it also doesn't work with Apple's iPhone.
"The latest Nokia devices give super-social consumers new ways to express their personalities through design, color and innovative new features like Slam," explains Timo Toikkanen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia.
Both phones have an estimated retail price of around US$62, excluding taxes and subsidies, and are expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012.
The new devices take full advantage of the Nokia Xpress Internet platform, which uses Nokia's cloud technology to reduce data consumption by up to 90%, helping consumers enjoy more affordable Internet access. They also feature Nokia Nearby, a web app that helps consumers discover points of interest such as restaurants, shopping and ATM machines close to their location.
Nokia Asha 205
The Nokia Asha 205 has a QWERTY keyboard and also introduces Nokia's first phone to come with a dedicated Facebook button. The phone also has a standby time: up to 37 days with single SIM and up to 25 days with dual SIM.
The Nokia 206 features a classic alphanumeric keypad and a 2.4" display. People can also enjoy fast access to Facebook and Twitter right from the home screen. It also sports an mpressive standby time: up to 47 days with single SIM and up to 28 days with dual SIM.