Nokia Asha 205 and 206 unveiled, new Nokia smartphones with Slam feature, worth $62 (Video)

By on Nov 27, 2012 in Smartphone, Technology Comments

Two new Nokia smarthphones were unveiled this Monday, November 26, 2012, the Nokia Asha 205 and the Nokia Asha 206, as shown in the video below, which both feature the new Slam technology from Nokia that allows users to share items on their phones, such as music, photos and videos.

Nokia Asha 205 and 206

Nokia Asha 205 (left) and Nokia Asha 206
Image Credit: Press.Nokia.com

According to a press release by Nokia on their official press site that day, Nokia Asha 205 and 206 phones feature Nokia‘s new Slam connectivity feature, which detects the nearest Bluetooth-enabled device and offers that device the file, without the need to pair the two devices.

As noted in the report, both Nokia smartphones are both available in single SIM or dual SIM versions and are designed to make smarter use of the Internet, with the latest version of the Nokia Xpress Browser being preinstalled on both devices, which uses cloud-based servers to reduce data volumes by 90 per cent.

“The latest Nokia devices give super-social consumers new ways to express their personalities through design, color, and innovative new features like Slam,” Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia, was quoted in the report.

“Both devices are built with the trust and quality people have come to expect from Nokia, and offer smarter Internet experiences that help save money today and tomorrow.” Toikkanen added. Both devices also feature Nokia Nearby, a web app that helps consumers discover points of interest such as restaurants, shopping, and others.

Among the key features of Nokia Asha 205 include a QWERTY keyboard and new dedicated Facebook button, for faster access of user’s Facebook profile. It is also combined with eBuddy Chat, Twitter, and support for popular email accounts. It also has free Nokia Life+ web app, including the Life Skills and Live Healthy services.

In addition, Nokia Asha 205 has tens of thousands of other apps available from the Nokia Store, along with 40 free EA Games available for download. Its Dual SIM model features Nokia‘s exclusive EasySwap technology that enables users to change SIM cards without the need to turn off the device.

For the Nokia Asha 206, it features an alphanumeric keypad and a 2.4″ display, and a 1.3MP camera that can automatically resize pictures to around 700KB. It also offers fast access to Facebook and Twitter, and allows users to share images directly to Facebook via Social Share.

For the standby time, Nokia Asha 205 has up to 37 days with single SIM and up to 25 days with dual SIM, while Nokia Asha 206 can be used up to 47 days with single SIM and up to 28 days with dual SIM. Both devices will cost around $62 each, excluding taxes and subsidies, and will be available from Q4 2012.


Nokia Asha 205 Dual SIM smartphone preview
Video Credit: Nokia/YouTube


Nokia Asha 206 Dual SIM smartphone preview
Video Credit: Nokia/YouTube



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