Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK): Asha 205 Devoid Of An FB Button In China, Transport Now On WP 8

The latest Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) Asha 205 is expected to be released soon. It will come with a dedicated Facebook button.

The phone will be available in a lot of nations, including China. Since Facebook and China are not on best of terms, the dedicated Facebook key will be replaced by a QQ button in China. Apart from that feature, the Chinese Asha 205 should be the same as the international version.

A similar incident had taken place a year back, when HTC had released its ChaCha Android smartphone in China. The handset has a dedicated Facebook button, only the Chinese version had a QQ button.

The Nokia Asha 205 is an entry-level handset. It comes with Nokia’s Symbian 40 User Interface, Nokia’s latest Slam feature, Xpress browser, VGA camera, MicroSD card slot, GSM/ CDMA connectivity, a 2.4-inch display and a 3.5 mm audio jack. It weighs 94 gms and includes a 1,020 mAh battery that is supposed to last up to 37 days on stand-by. The unlocked version of the handset should cost around $62.

Nokia has launched a new version of their Nokia Transport app that includes support for the Windows Phone 8 platform. The new version entails the new Windows Phone 8 UI and the WP 7 version also includes the new visual style.

The Windows versions of Nokia Transport come with a new modular map view that makes organizing root and navigating simpler. The app also includes the functionality of planning ahead, while changing between KMs and miles is easier too.

Also, the route history is also logged and can be simply deleted in case someone is worried about privacy issues. 3G is a significant feature and it is anticipated that the app could save the favored routes of a user.
Nokia has also launched the latest version of the Symbian platform and also gains from a couple of tweaks. 

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