Everyone’s waiting for Nokia to unleash its new line of high-end smartphones, which rumor has it will include three slightly different products, but before that, the low-end Asha family will welcome a new member.
This one’s called Asha 210 and, exactly like its siblings and cousins, it has a big, fat selling point – an ultra-low price point, specifically $72 outright, excluding taxes. As you can imagine, Nokia isn’t giving you a lot for just 70 bucks, but the 210 is one of the cuter and more socially-open Asha family members.
Slated for a “Q2 launch”, the Asha 210 will come in five different color options – cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white. Though some might call its design old-fashioned, we like to think of it as playful and teenage-oriented.
There’s a decently sized four-row QWERTY keyboard, seasoned with a funky dedicated WhatsApp button and a 2.4-inch 320 x 240 pix res LCD screen. Of course, there’s nothing really “smart” about the phone, as there’s no operating system here, only 32 MB of RAM and a measly 1,200 mAh battery.
You also get a sub-par 2 MP camera slapped on the little guy’s back, FM radio and microSD support. Definitely not the coolest phone in the world, but can you really complain when Nokia is set to sell it for the price of a toaster? I think not.