Nokia’s bread and butter can be said to be the featurephone ever since the company went into decline with the explosion of smartphones across the industry. Well, they are doing their level best to pick up the slack with the Lumia 920 which has been doing rather well, or so it seems, to date, but here we are with yet another device which will cater for folks in emerging markets – the Nokia 206. The Nokia 206 will deliver classic and contemporary cues in a single device, sporting a traditional keypad alongside a generous 2.4-inch display. You will be able to choose from single and dual-SIM varieties, depending on just what kind of lifestyle you’re leading.
Running on the GSM 850/1900 band, the Asha 206 is powered by the Series 40 operating system, where it tips the scales at a mere 91 grams while sporting a 65k color 320×240 QVGA TFT display. There is a simple 1.3-megapixel camera that does video capture as well, and you can have up to 32GB of storage space thanks to a microSD memory card slot. You’ll definitely need a microSD card, since it comes with just 10MB of user memory. Forget about 3G connectivity there, the best you’ll get is GPRS/EDGE, but at least it comes with Bluetooth connectivity. What we’re most impressed with is the 20 hour talktime and an alleged 47 days of standby time (25 days for the dual SIM variant).