Finnish company Nokia launched two new phones, Asha 205 and Nokia 206. The Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are the first mobile phones equipped with Nokia's exclusive feature Slam.

Slam enables mobile phone users to share (transfer) multi-media files like videos and photos instantly without having to pair the devices. Slam is claimed to be compatible with "most" Nokia phones.

 "The latest Nokia devices give super-special consumers new ways to express their personalities through design, color and innovative new features like Slam," said Timo Toikkanen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia.

Asha 205, a QWERTY based phone, is the latest in the Asha mobile series to hit the market. It also includes a dedicated Facebook button for easy access to the social networking site.

The Nokia 206 is an entry level phone and a good buy considering the price and amazing features available on it.

Key specifications of the two models are:


Asha 205

Nokia 206


2.4-inch LCD technology

2.4-inch LCD technology


Series 40 Asha

Series 40


112.8x61.1x13.0 mm

116.0x49.4x12.4 mm

Internal Memory

64 MB

64 MB

MicroSD  slot

Expandable up to 32GB

Expandable up to 32GB

Keyboard Type





with 640x480 resolutions

1.3 -megapixel,

With 1280x960 resolutions

New features

Slam*, EasySwap,


button on the keyboard

Slam*, EasySwap,



Available in Single

and Dual models

Available in Single

and Dual models


1020 mAh

(with 30 hours of

music playback time)

1110 mAh

(with 41 hours of

music playback time)


Around USD $62

(excluding taxes)

Around USD $62

(excluding taxes)

EasySwap is a feature in Dual SIM mobile phones that allows users to switch between two SIMS without having to turn-off the device.

*The Slam feature is not available in iOS and Windows Phone devices.

**WhatsApp is available only in single SIM mobile phones.

Nokia has stated that the shipment of new phones will begin in the fourth quarter of 2012. 

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