Nokia Releases Asha 210 with Dedicated WhatsApp Key

Well, it wasn't a Lumia. Earlier this week, Nokia teased the arrival of a new QWERTY handset. Today, the company unveiled that device as the Asha 210, a low-cost feature phone that comes in an array of different colors.


Nokia is pushing the Asha 210 as a social phone, much like HTC's ChaCha and Salsa. However, instead of a dedicated Facebook button, Nokia's Asha 210 comes with its own dedicated WhatsApp key. The phone also comes with Facebook, Twitter and support for email accounts, along with a 2-megapixel camera that can be activated via a dedicated button, even when the phone is locked.

Social bells and whistles aside, the Asha 210 packs a 2.4-inch QVGA (320×240) display, WiFi, support for up to 32GB microSD card, : WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, GSM/EDGE 900/1800 (single and dual SIM), 850/1900 (single SIM only). That's right, while the world inches towards 4G, this baby is a 2G phone.

Of course, the less than exciting specs are reflected in the price, which really is attractively low. Nokia says we can expect a price of $72 when the phone hits sometime in Q2.

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  • hairystuff
    I would have expected 3G minimum but I guess the battery life will be much improved, as for the dedicated WhatsApp button I wonder if they're going to include free permanent subscription to the WhatsApp service.