Nokia Asha 205, Nokia 206 Dual-SIM Launched, Priced At $62
Nokia unveiled on Monday two new cellphone models, the Nokia Asha 205 and the Nokia Asha 206, pricing both models at around $62, excluding subsidies and taxes.
The dual-SIM Nokia Asha devices have been unveiled in four countries (Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya and India) today as the Asha series completes one year of launch.
[quote]”Asha is a huge category for us and in Q3, about 6.5 million Asha touch devices were sold, which speaks volumes about the popularity of the device. The new phones are also aimed at giving users a smarter Internet experience at affordable costs,” Nokia India Director (Mobile Phones) Sari Harju told reporters during the launch.[/quote]
The Nokia Asha 205 is a QWERTY device with a 2.4-inch display and a dedicated Facebook button. It comes with 2G connectivity, Bluetooth, VGA camera and a battery that offers 11 hours talk-time. The phone comes with pre-installed apps like eBuddy Chat, Twitter and support for popular email accounts such as Gmail as well as 40 free games from EA. The Nokia Asha 205 will be available in Cyan, Magenta and Orange colour options.
Nokia 206 is a regular ‘bar’ style feature phone with a 2.4-inch display, 1.3-megapixels camera and 2G + Bluetooth connectivity. It comes with pre-installed apps like eBuddy Chat, WhatsApp and a gift pack of 10 free, premium content items. The Nokia 206 will be available in Cyan, Magenta and Yellow colours.
The Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012 for an estimated retail price (excluding taxes) of $62 (Rs. 3,450)