Nokia launches Asha 210 feature phone packed with Whatsapp integration

The Asha 210 is the successor to the widely popular Asha 205

Nokia has just announced the successor to the Asha 205 in the form of the new colorful Asha 210 handset. The phone will come in exciting colors reminding us of the much superior Lumia cousins, and will pack a full QWERTY keyboard along with some pretty neat social networking features.

The Asha 210 will pack a dedicated Whatsapp button for the first time in a handset, making it convenient for messaging addicts to get hooked easily. The press shots reveal that it will also feature a Facebook button, similar to its predecessor. Other features like Nokia's Xpress browser, Twitter, Facebook and a slightly upgraded 2MP camera are on board.

Users won’t be able to experience 3G speeds with this one, so will have to settle with 2G GPRS. But thankfully, the Asha 210 has Wi-Fi, which can be switched on and off via the hardware toggle switch. The Asha 210 will be available in Magenta, White, Cyan, Yellow and Black color variants.

Other hardware features include a 2.4-inch display, 64MB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB), a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth and a micro USB slot for easy data transfer from your computer. The handset is said to be priced at $74 (Rs. 4,000) before taxes and will go on sale sometime before June.

It's good to see Nokia making an effort to come back into the low-end feature phone segment after having reported terrible quarterly results. We can expect more handsets like these making their way to the market soon.

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