Not everyone is into smartphones and that’s why Finnish tech company, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (HEL:NOK1V), recently introduced two new cell phones for the budget-minded consumer. They launched the Asha 205 and Asha 206, both of which start at $62.oo.
Despite the fact these phones were not designed as smartphones, they were made for those who use their phones to connect with social media websites. Both phones make it easy to access Facebook and share photos or files with other Facebook users via the phone.
According to the Nokia blog, the Asha 205 features a dedicated Facebook button which allows users to access the website with one tap, Twitter, and eBuddy chat app. It also features an Electronic Arts (EA) pack with forty free games. Certain markets will also include Nokia Life and Nokia Life+
And that’s not all. Nokia’s new phones also include Slam, a technology that allows users to share photos or files with the nearest Bluetooth enabled device. Nokia says the Slam feature works with any Bluetooth phone and not just Nokia models with Slam.
Both models come with Nokia’s exclusive Xpress Browser. Unlike most mobile browsers, this one features cloud based servers to reduce data usage. Unfortunately, these phones don’t come with GPS. Instead, users can pinpoint their locations via cell phone towers, this will display a local map to help them find nearby stores, restaurants, and other local spots. There is also a Nokia’s Nearby Web application, where you can find out more details about the point of interest.
The new phones will debut in stores sometime during the end of 2012. There is no word on which markets will receive the phone, nor do we know which carriers will offer it.
The new Nokia Asha models sound like a bargain buy, especially considering all the features that come with it. Maybe this will be the phone to save Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (HEL:NOK1V)?