Nokia's low-cost smartphone for India with a dedicated Facebook button, the Nokia Asha 210, is now up for pre-orders from online retailer Flipkart at Rs4,499.
Nokia had unveiled the phone back in April as the first phone in the world with a dedicated WhatsApp button. But it seems that the Finnish company has changed its mind and opted for Facebook instead.
The Asha 210 is a dual-SIM phone that comes with a QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi connectivity and a free WhatsApp subscription for life. It features a 2.4-inches QVGA (240x320 pixels) display, a 2-megapixel camera, 32MB RAM, and 64MB internal storage, expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card.
Asha 210 comes with Nokia Xpress Browser which, according to Nokia, reduces data consumption by up to 90 per cent. The phone 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 pre-installed apps include YouTube, , Twitter, and of course, WhatsApp. The built-in email client comes with support for popular services such as Gmail.
Nokia Asha 210 comes with Bluetooth and FM radio but no 3G connectivity.
People can also share photos and other content by using Nokia's Slam feature, which is built into the 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 Asha 210 is available in yellow, cyan, black, magenta, and white.