Nokia hasn’t officially announced its plans for the Asha 210 in India, but e-retailer Saholic has gone ahead and slapped the device with a tentative release date as well as a price tag. The dual SIM device is set to go on sale through the online portal on May 31 at Rs 3,999. Known popularly as the Whatsapp phone, it comes with a dedicated button for the said web-based messaging service.
The Nokia Asha 210 was announced by the Finnish brand late in April this year, and given its target of developing countries, it was sure to make its way into the market in question. Back in the same month, it was already spotted with e-retailers, albeit sans a retail value. Since its international value had been laid down as $72 at the time of its launch, Rs 4,000 had been guessed to be its tentative price, which has turned out to be true.
The Nokia 210 comes drenched in yellow, cyan, black, magenta and white colors, but disappointingly, Saholic has listed only its black variant. Infibeam on the other hand, has put up images of the black, yellow as well as blue models on its listing. Also, while only the dual SIM version will be going on sale early on, its single SIM cousin will follow suit later.
Equipped with a QWERTY keyboard and the world’s first dedicated Whatsapp button, this device sports a 2.4-inch display on its front, not proffering much in the resolution department. It is Wi-Fi-enabled, which is a neat advantage to have for a phone of this retail value. A 2MP camera accompanied by a smart imaging software, 4x digital zoom and video recording capability at 10fps makes its way into the handset as well.
The company has pushed in a 1200mAh battery, granting it 12 hours worth of 2G talktime and 40 hours worth of music playback. The phone has been given a 32MB RAM as well as a microSD card slot which will help patrons acquire a maximum storage capacity of 32GB.
Although, nothing’s official yet, the Nokia Asha 210 is expected to start selling on May 31.