Nokia Asha 210 up for pre-order in India

Nokia Asha 210

The Nokia Asha 210 is yet to go official in India, but various retailers, like always, have gone a step ahead and have listed the handset on their website. What’s interesting here is that the price differs from each source and the outlet, Saholic, which initially disclosed a possible retail amount back in May has now replaced the tag with a coming soon label.

The Nokia Asha 210 was announced back in April as a QWERTY addition to the series with deep social network integration. As most are aware, the handset is equipped with a dedicated WhatsApp button which provides quick access to the IM application. Apart from this, owners will be able to connect to their Facebook as well as Twitter accounts.

The Nokia 210 Asha sports dual SIM slots supporting GSM networks. It measures 11.8mm thick and weighs 99.5 grams. The front is fitted with a 2.4-inch display which occupies the top half, while the lower body flaunts a 4-row QWERTY keyboard. On the rear, buyers will find a 2MP snapper. Since there’s no front-facing camera, those who are fond of taking self-portraits will have voice guidance at their disposal to capture a proper images.

And as expected, the company has bundled the phone with a host of free games. They include FIFA 13, Need for Speed Shift, Medal of Honor and Bejeweled amongst others. Also, there’s the Xpress Browser application which allows users to surf the web freely without incurring heavy data charges. And with Slam, sharing content like pictures, videos and contacts with others over Bluetooth is made convenient.

We can only speculate on what the official tag of the Nokia Asha 210 will be. Currently, Flipkart and Infibeam are offering it for Rs 4,499 which is the lowest available, yet higher than the previously disclosed Rs 3,999 retail tag. And while Rediff shopping is asking for Rs 4,999, those purchasing the handset through Snapdeal will have to shell out Rs 5,269 that’s slightly more expensive than the manufacturer’s Asha 501 ‘smart’ feature phone.