The Asha series is without a doubt the most successful lineup of the feature phones available on the market. Manufactured by Nokia, the Asha series is aimed at emerging markets mostly, which is why it comprises some of the cheapest handsets.
India is an important market for Nokia as the Finnish company launched its entire lineup of Asha phones, which has become the most popular among mobile phone users who cannot afford a smartphone.
The Asha 205 is one of the latest additions to the Asha series and was expected to arrive in India on December 24.
Well, it looks like Indian retailer Infibeam has just announced that the Nokia Asha 205 is now available for purchase for only Rs 3,349 outright, which is about $60 or €45 outright. Check it out here.
Although it is tagged as a low-budget handset, Nokia Asha 205 stands out from other cheap feature phones due to the fact that it has been fitted with a dedicated Facebook button.
Aside from that, the phone comes with a full portrait QWERTY keyboard, along with popular email services pre-installed, including Gmail. It also comes packed with social and messaging apps such as Twitter and eBuddy Chat.
Nokia Asha 205 features a small 2.4 inch LCD display that supports 240 x 320 pixels resolution. On the back, the phone sports a sub-par VGA camera that features 4x digital zoom, but no LED flash.
More importantly for Indian consumers, the Asha 205 offers dual-SIM capability, along with support for Java-based games. The feature phone packs 64MB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Last but not least, Nokia also included a new Slam feature in Asha 205. With Slam, users will be able to share photos, music tracks, videos with friends through Bluetooth without the need to pair the devices.