You must have come across a couple of handsets with a dedicated Facebook button, but Nokia decides to change it all. The new Nokia Asha 210 will feature a dedicated Whatsapp key that offers you an quick access to the most popular instant messaging application. Available in 5 colours, the handset also sports a physical QWERTY keypad. The Asha 210 is expected to cost you somewhere around Rs. 4000.
- 2.4 inch TFT display
- 2 MP primary camera
- 32 MB RAM
- 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
- Dual-SIM support
Unlike the earlier models, Nokia decides to do away with a touchscreen and fit-in a physical QWERTY keypad. With five colour options available, you can surely find one that can cheer you up. The internal specifications may not seem quite impressive, and that’s exactly what Nokia intended to come up with – a low-end phone targeting the developing market.
In terms of design, the gadget is sure to remind you of one of the recent Lumia models. You definitely won’t complain about the looks. At a price that low, the design it obviously not bad. The navigation and the menu buttons along with the dedicated Whatsapp button are just below the screen.
The most interesting fact about the phone is that you get to use Whatsapp free for life, which is quite amazing. The handset will run on the Series 40 operating system preloaded with apps like Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter. According to a few sources, Nokia, in a few countries, will be launching the Asha 210 with a dedicated Facebook button instead of a Whatsapp key. However, India can surely expect one with the green button.
The gadget sports a decent 2.4 inch TFT display and a 2 MP camera on the rear. 64 GB of internal memory can be extended up to 32 GB using a microSD card. The 1200 mAh battery offers a maximum talk time of up to 12 hours which is quite impressive.
Using physical buttons to navigate between Whatsapp contacts may test your patience. But, once you get the hang of it, you won’t complain anymore. At just 97.3g, the phone is too light and can easily slide into your pocket.
A perfect blend of cutting-edge design and best performance – that’s what Nokia promises to offer. The absence of a touchscreen may disappoint you a bit, but let that not bother you too much. At just Rs. 4000, you get to enjoy a bit of almost everything. Just give it a shot and you are sure to fall in love with it.