Nokia Asha 210 QWERTY Feature Phone with Dedicated WhatsApp and Nokia Slam Sharing – The Most Social Phone Ever!

Today Nokia has launched a new feature phone Nokia Asha 210. It is a full QWERTY phone with a dedicated WhatsApp button and also features innovative Nokia Slam technology, which allows sharing over Bluetooth, without pairing the devices.

Key Features & Specs:

  • Top social networks available: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Dedicated button for direct access to either WhatsApp or Facebook
  • Dedicated camera key for fast imaging
  • Share photos easily straight from the camera application to your social network
  • Voice assisted self-portrait feature
  • Wi-Fi for easy connection to the Internet
  • Slam – instant sharing feature for easy video,image and contact sharing
  • Nokia Xpress Browser for fast and affordable internet
  • Games Gift: Top game titles like Bejeweled and Fifa13 available for download for free from Nokia Store
  • Nokia’s Easy Swap Dual SIM. Change SIMs without switching off your phone. Personalise up to five SIMs

Additional Features:

  • 2 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom
  • 3.5 AV connector to play your music

Technical Profile:

  • System: GSM/EDGE 900/1800
  • User Interface: Series 40 Asha
  • Dimensions: 111.5 mm x 60 mm x 11.8 mm(L x W x H)
  • Weight: 97.3 g (including battery)
  • Display: 2.4” QVGA (320×240), up to 65k colors
  • Memory: Up to 64 MB flash memory, support for up to 32 GB microSD memory card

Data Services & Connectivity:

  • EGPRS multislot class 32
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 with enhanced data rates (EDR)
  • MicroUSB

Operating Times:

  • Standby time: Up to 24 days
  • Talk time: Up to 12 hours

Standard Sales Package Includes:

  • Nokia Asha 210 handset
  • Nokia Battery BL-4U, 1200 mAh
  • Nokia Compact Charger AC-11
  • Compact User Guide
  • Nokia Headset WH-109
Price and Availability:

The Nokia Asha 210 will be available in single SIM and dual SIM models in yellow, cyan, black, magenta and white. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 210 is around $72, excluding taxes and subsidies, and and will go on sale in the second quarter of 2013.

Press Release:

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today unveiled the latest device in its Asha family, designed to offer consumers more social experiences at an affordable price. The Nokia Asha 210, available in Single- or Easy Swap Dual-SIM variants, features a distinctly Nokia design and smart imaging that sets it apart from the crowd. It supports Wi-Fi to help people enjoy more of the Internet for less and is the world’s first phone to have a dedicated WhatsApp button.

Your social life at your fingertips:
The Nokia Asha 210 has a QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated WhatsApp button for fast access to instant messaging. 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, the Nokia Asha 210 is designed to ensure that people are never more than a few clicks away from their friends and family.
Capture and share great images every time:
The Nokia Asha 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 – for 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.
  • Fast 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.
“The Nokia Asha 210 really stands out giving super-social consumers new ways to express their personalities through design, colour and innovations like the world’s first WhatsApp button,” explains Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “It has been designed to allow people to easily update their social networks, stay in touch with friends and share user created content.”

“We are focused on delivering the best WhatsApp experience to as many people as possible,” said Brian Acton, Co-Founder of WhatsApp Inc. “We are very excited about our partnership with Nokia Asha complementing our strategy of giving people around the world an easy experience when keeping in touch with their friends.”
The new device also takes full advantage of the Nokia Xpress Browser which uses Nokia’s cloud technology to reduce data consumption by up to 90 percent, helping people enjoy more affordable Internet access. 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 key features for Nokia Asha 210 include:
  • 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

Nokia Asha 210’s first hands-on video by Nokia

Here’s another one by Engadget: