Looks like Nokia has taken a page from HTC’s book – by putting a dedicated Facebook shortcut button on the new Nokia Asha 205. Officially revealed to the world yesterday, the latest member of Nokia Asha’s family of devices has been called as the most social Asha phone to date by the Finnish phone maker.
It is not hard to figure out why though as the new Nokia Asha 205 is equipped with a number of features that revolves around the concept of sharing. Other than the dedicated Facebook button, the new phone is also the first device to feature the new Nokia Slam technology which allows users to share contents from the phone to another Bluetooth-equipped device – regardless of brand – without the need to pair both devices beforehand.
The new Asha 205 also features Nokia Xpress Browser that utilizes cloud-based compression technology in order to deliver web pages faster and using less bandwidth. Asha 205’s owner is also able to enjoy 40 free games from EA which are his or hers to keep for good. Other pre-installed apps that users can find on the new phone include Twitter, eBuddy and Nokia Nearby.
In terms of hardware, the Nokia Asha 205 is equipped with a QWERTY keyboard together with 2.4-inch display and a 0.3-megapixels rear camera. It also supports up to 32GB micro-SD card as well as EDGE data connectivity. Available in single and dual-SIM variants, the new Nokia Asha 205 is priced at RM 190 (USD 62) and is scheduled to be released in the market sometime in Q4 2012.