Available in bright youthful colours like yellow, magenta and blue, the Asha 206 gives a new lease of life to the traditional feature phone. Check out KYMI’s pick of the top 5 features of Nokia’s latest offering
Nokia might not be making it as big as its competitors in the smartphone business, but it still has a strong hold on the feature phone market. We list out the 5 best features of its new handset – the vibrant Asha 206.
1. Dual-Sim: The Asha 206 is available in both a single-Sim and a Dual-Sim variant. Easy Swap technology in the dual-Sim version of the handset allows users to change Sim cards without having to power off the device. Nokia loyalists can keep their work and personal lives separate on one phone with ease.
2. Standby Time: Nokia offers a battery standby time of a whopping 47 days on the single-Sim variant of the Asha 206. For the dual-Sim variant of the handset, this time falls a little but is still worth writing home about at 25 days. If users want, they can continuously talk on the phone for a full 20 hours before its battery gives way.
3. Colour: Nokia seems to be taking off with its bright colour strategy in a big way. Apart from black and white, its new device is available in cyan, magenta and yellow – each a vibrant, youthful and optimistic colour. The Asha 206 comes with a convenient alphanumeric keypad which features the same colour as the main body of the phone.
4. Slam: Nokia has equipped its handset with its new Slam feature. Users of the Asha 206 can conveniently share content with each other over Bluetooth with Slam. Nokia’s improved functionality allows for photos and videos to be transferred between devices quickly and effortlessly. Throw in the 206’s 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display, Xpress browser and Series 40 operating system and you almost have an entry level smartphone-like experience.
5. Expandable Memory: Though the Asha 206 ships with 10 MB of on-board memory, storage on the handset can be increased externally by up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card. Users can click pictures with the phone’s 1.3-megapixel camera on the go without having to worry about where to store them.
Another spec that makes the Asha 206 stand out from its peers is its price point. The phone is priced at $ 62 (approx. Rs. 3,400) and will be available for purchase starting in Q4 2012.