Finnish handset maker Nokia unveiled two new ‘Asha’ phones equipped with new features like voice-guided self portrait and ‘Slam’ to share pictures and videos with other mobile phones. The dual-SIM devices – ‘Asha’ 205 and ‘Asha’ 206 – have been launched in India as the ‘Asha’ series completes one year of launch. Nokia has 10 devices in the ‘Asha’ series priced between Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 9,000.The two handsets will be available in India in the next month. The pricing has not been announced, but the handsets are expected to be priced at about Rs. 3440 (62 dollars) globally.
The ‘Asha’ 205 is a QWERTY handset with a dedicated Facebook button offering one-touch access to the social networking site, while the ‘Asha’ 206 is an alphanumeric handset with a 2.4-inch display. The devices have a new Slam feature, using which consumers can share multimedia content with Bluetooth-enabled devices without having to pair them. Nokia ‘Asha’ 206 has a camera application, which allows users to click focused self portraits using the back camera of the handset through voice-guidance.
Nokia India Director (Mobile Phones) Sari Harju said that, “The new phones are also aimed at giving users a smarter Internet experience at affordable costs.”