As promised, Nokia announced today its new handset with physical QWERTY keyboard. The phone belongs to the Asha lineup and comes with the number 210. The Nokia Asha 210 will be destined for emerging markets, thus it will not be offered by any carrier in the US. Customers in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia will be able to purchase the handset some time in the second quarter of 2013. As it is typical for Asha smartphones, the 210 will be affordable and will cost about $72 without contract.
Nokia Asha 210 Dual-SIM Texting Phone
An interesting feature that might add to the attractiveness of the Nokia Asha 210 is a shortcut key for either Facebook, Weibo or WhatsApp. Which app will be launched by the dedicated button depends on the region you will buy the phone. Customers in Europe and Latin America will get Facebook as the app of choice. Weibo will be available on the phones sold in China, while those in the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Asia will enjoy free WhatsApp.
The Nokia Asha 210 will be offered in five color options: yellow white, cyan, magenta, and black. The phone features a 2.4-inch display with QVGA resolution, and sports a 4-line QWERTY keyboard designed for fast and easy typing. The handset is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera which will allow you to take perfect self-photos thanks to built-in voice guidance. Power is provided by a 1,110mAh battery which, according to Nokia, should guarantee up to 12 hours talk time and up to 24 days standby time. Other key features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, Xpress Internet browser, microSD slot for memory expansion and dual SIM support.
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