The other day we reported that Nokia had teased an upcoming announcement for the 24th of April for a device that looked like it featured a QWERTY keyboard, and sure enough the Finnish company has officially announced the handset. True enough, the speculators were right about it and the handset is not a Lumia device, but rather an Asha phone which is part of Nokia’s feature phone lineup. The handset is the Nokia Asha 210 and what helps set it apart from other feature phones is that this handset is geared towards the more social, at least that’s what Nokia says, and comes with a dedicated WhatsApp button.
What this means for users is that they will be able to launch the app at a touch of a button, rather than scroll through menus and whatnot. Personally it’s not exactly a very big convenience, but we guess those who chat a lot on WhatsApp might appreciate the shortcut. Apart from that there’s not much else to the phone besides a 2.4” QVGA display and a 2MP camera, and the ability to share photos over Bluetooth through Nokia’s Slam Technology which allows photos to be shared without having to pair the devices. The Nokia Asha 210 will come in two flavors, a single SIM version and a dual SIM variant and is expected to be priced around $72 and will go on sale in Q2 2013.
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