China’s Nokia Asha 205 won’t have a Facebook button
Expected to be launched starting the weeks to come, the new Asha 205 is Nokia’s first handset to have a dedicated Facebook button.
The phone will be available in lots of countries around the world, including China. However, since China and Facebook aren’t friends, the dedicated Facebook key will be replaced by a QQ button – as the Bluetooth SIG confirms. That aside, the Chinese Asha 205 should be perfectly similar to its international version.
A similar thing happened last year, when HTC released its ChaCha Android smartphone in China. Everywhere else, the handset had (and still has) a dedicated Facebook key. But in China it has a QQ button instead.
In case you don’t know yet, QQ is the most popular instant messaging service in China.
The Asha 205 is an entry-level phone. It comes with Nokia’s Series 40 UI, a 2.4 inch QVGA display, Nokia’s new (Bluetooth-based) Slam sharing feature, GSM / EDGE connectivity, Xpress Browser, 3.5mm audio jack, VGA photo camera, and MicroSD card support (up to 32GB). It weighs 94 grams, measures 113 x 61 x 13 mm, and includes a 1,020 mAh battery that should last up to 37 days in stand-by mode, or up to 11 hours in talk-time mode. Unlocked, the Asha 205 it will cost around $62.