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Nokia unveils Asha 205 and Asha 206, priced at $62

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Nov 26, 2012 at 05:04pm IST

New Delhi: Struggling Finnish cellphone maker Nokia unveiled two new cellphone models, the Asha 205 and the Asha 206, pricing both models at around $62, excluding subsidies and taxes. The Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are both available in single SIM or dual SIM versions. Both models will go on sale this quarter.

Nokia unveiled a new Slam feature which allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos and videos with nearby friends almost instantly through Bluetooth connection. The Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are the first Mobile Phones devices to include Nokia's exclusive Slam feature.

Slam works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices, and without the recipient needing to also have Slam. However, Slam is currently not compatible with iOS and Windows Phone devices.

Nokia unveils Asha 205 and Asha 206, priced at $62

The Nokia Asha 205, 206 are available in single SIM or dual SIM versions. Both models will go on sale this quarter.

Nokia Asha 205

The Nokia Asha 205 has a QWERTY keyboard. It also features a new, dedicated Facebook button. The Nokia Asha 205 is available in Cyan, Magenta and Orange. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 205 is around $62, excluding taxes and subsidies, and it is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012. The Dual-SIM variant of the Nokia Asha 205 has the same specs mentione below, but with a lower standby time – 25 days vs 37 days.

Key specifications: Nokia Asha 205 (single SIM)

System: GSM 850/900/1800/1900,

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Nokia Slam, to share content faster and easier

User Interface: Series 40 Asha

Dimensions: 113 x 61 x 13mm

Weight: 94.0g (including battery)

Display: 2.4-inch 65k colour QVGA landscape QWERTY TFT display

Camera: VGA

Memory: Up to 10MB free user memory; up to 32GB micro-SD card

Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE, 2.0 mm Charger Connector, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm AV connector

Battery life: impressive 37 days standby / 11 hours talk-time

Nokia Asha 206

The Nokia 206 has a classic alphanumeric keypad and a 2.4-inch display. It also features Featuring a vibrant color palette including Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. The estimated retail price for the Nokia 206 is around $62, excluding taxes and subsidies, and it is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012. The dual-SIM variant of the Nokia Asha 206 has almost identical specs, but with a slightly lower standby time (25 days vs 47 days standby)

Key specifications: Nokia 206 (single SIM)

System: GSM 850/1900,

User Interface: Series 40

Dimensions: 116 x 49.4 x 12.4mm

Weight: 91.0g (including battery)

Display: 2.4-inch, 65k colour 320×240 QVGA TFT display

Camera: 1.3-megapixels, video capture

Memory: Up to 10MB free user memory; up to 32GB micro-SD card

Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE, 2.0 mm Charger Connector, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm AV connector

Battery life: 47 days standby / 20 hours talktime

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