By Prince Osuagwu
Facebook lovers in Nigeria- ofcourse they are in great numbers- are in great deal of good times as Nokia closes ranks with Facebook in one of the most interesting collaborations for connection in the mobile world.
The collaboration which gives birth to the new Nokia Asha 205, gives FB lovers the opportunity to nock their Facebook alive on the go, with just a touch on the button. The new device is the first Nokia device to feature a dedicated Facebook button, designed for people who want the fastest,one-click access to Facebook features.
Introducing a new range of Asha phones, 205 and 206 in Lagos recently, Mobile Growth Manager, Africa for Facebook Nicola D’Elia, said that people around the world use Facebook Mobile to connect and share with their friends and so her company had decided to strike partnerships focused on delivering the best Facebook experience to as many people as possible.
She described Facebook’s partnership with Nokia as perfectly complementing its strategy of giving people around the world a rich Facebook experience for keeping in touch with their friends.
Also Head of Mobile Phones, Nokia India Middle East & Africa, Calin Turcanu, noted that globally, young consumers have increasingly started using Facebook for socializing, keeping in touch and striking new friendships, adding that the launch of the Nokia Asha 205 responded to this growing demand and gives them a unique option for accessing Facebook while on-the-go.
The phone maker also introduced another feature called Slam on the phone which allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos, music and videos with nearby friends almost instantly.
Features of the phones: Nokia Asha 205 is the ultimate social phone, with a QWERTY keyboard and newFacebook button
Nokia 206 delivers bold color andimpressive 47 days of stand-by time Slam – an exclusive new service that enables fast content sharing
Both devices reflect Nokia’s heritage by combining world-class design and long-lasting battery life.
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. In just a few clicks, people can ‘Slam’ their content to another device faster than with Bluetooth alone and without consuming Internet data.
Other key features of the Nokia Asha 205 include:
eBuddy screen notifications that keep users up-to-the-minute on new conversations
The free Nokia Life+ web app, including the Life Skills and Live Healthy services
A comprehensive mobile entertainment package, including 40 free EA Games available for download, along with tens of thousands of other apps available from the Nokia Store
The products feature Single SIM and dualSIM models featuring Nokia’s exclusiveEasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device
Great standby time: up to 37 days with single SIM and up to 25 days with dual SIM
The Nokia Asha 205 is available ina vivid color range including Cyan, Magenta and Orange. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 205is around 62 USD andit is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Nokia 206: beautifully bold Internet. The Nokia 206 features a classic alphanumeric keypad and a generous 2.4” display,giving ample room to surf the Internet, play games, or chat with friends. People can also enjoy fast access to Facebook and Twitter right from the home screen.It