Two new devices were announced today: the Nokia Asha 205 with QWERTY keyboard (and Facebook button) and the Nokia 206 with 47 days of stand-by time. Both will be available in single SIM or dual SIM versions at affordable price points. The two devices also introduces a new service from Nokia called Slam.
The Nokia Asha 205 has a 2.4-inch screen, QWERTY keypad, VGA camera, microSD card slot, and the Series 40 Asha OS. It will be available from Q4 2012 for about $62 USD without any operator subsidies. Here’s a video overview.
The Nokia 206 has a 2.4-inch screen with 320×240 resolution, 1.3 megapixel camera, microSD card slot, and the Series 40 interface. It will be available from Q4 2012 for around $62 USD without any operator subsidies. Here’s a video.
Slam is a new sharing technology from Nokia. It allows consumers to share photos and videos with nearby friends almost instantly. Slam works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices, and without the recipient needing to also have Slam. Unfortunately, Slam is not compatible with iOS and Windows Phone devices.