(TS) – The Nokia Asha 205 (chinese version, dubbed as Nokia 2050) debuted in China with a dedicated QQ button replacing Facebook key.
The country specific version of Asha 205 seems to be a gimmick for getting rid of brand name Asha completely, and the company has introduced the device as Nokia 2050. Besides, the device is also done away with Facebook dedicated key, as the social networking site is banned in China. Instead, the device features a dedicated QQ button for invoking China’s popular instant message service (QQ).
The 2050 from Nokia, it seems, keeps all other features of the handset on which it is based. For starters, it comes with dual SIM capabilities and a 2.4-inch QVGA display set up in landscape mode. It will also reportedly come with the S40 user interface as well as the company’s exclusive Bluetooth feature named Slam. This eliminates the need to pair devices and in a few clicks allows sharing of multimedia content, making the process faster.
According to Unwired View, Nokia has officially unveiled the device for the market in question. The site dedicated to mobile technology further reports the phone has popped up on Chinese web site ePrice, unlocked for the country, shedding its Asha tag. Just like its sibling targeted at other markets, the device will not feature dual cameras, instead opting to placate its users with the low resolution VGA (0.3MP) snapper.
The phone is also supposed to come with the Nokia Xpress browser, Nokia Life Tool and 40 games for free from EA. The listing doesn’t specify what the internal memory capacity is, but users can tap into memory expandability of up to 32GB, via a microSD card slot. A 1020mAh battery is also found on the device, and it reportedly gives a standby time of 25 days. The full QWERTY keyboard has been provided in keeping with the phone’s social capabilities.
It is not clear what color models of the Nokia 2050 will be made available to Chinese customers, but the version of the phone for other markets will come in cyan, magenta and orange color options. The phone has also appeared on the Nokia’s official China page and sells for ¥399, which is approximately $65 or £40.
Specifications Nokia 2050:
Nokia Slam service for fast and easy sharing of content
Display: 2.4-inch, 65K color, QVGA, TFT
Memory: 64 MB of free memory
Memory card: micro-SD up to 32 GB
Data transfer and connections: Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm audio jack
37 days in standby mode (with one SIM-card), 25 days in standby mode (with two SIM-cards)
11 hours of talk time
Firmware: Series 40
Dimensions: 113x61x13 mm
Weight: 94 grams (including battery)
Tags: China, Nokia Asha 2050
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