Nokia Asha 2050 (with QQ button) officially launched in China
Just like we told you last month, the Chinese version of Nokia’s Asha 205 doesn’t come with a Facebook button, but a QQ one (since Facebook is blocked in China, and QQ is one of the most popular isntant messaging services there).
Today, Nokia has officially presented the QQ-friendly handset in China, where it’s called Nokia 2050 (seemingly without the Asha branding) .
The 2050 will be sold only unlocked in China, for 399 CNY (around $64). Apart from the QQ button, the handset doesn’t seem to be different from the international version. Its features include dual SIM capabilities, a 2.4 inch QVGA landscape display, S40 User Interface, Nokia’s new Slam Bluetooth sharing service, full QWERTY keyboard, Nokia Xpress Browser, Nokia Life Tools, 40 free EA games, 3.5mm headset jack, stereo FM radio, VGA photo camera, MicroSD card support (up to 32GB), and a 1,020 mAh battery that can provide a stand-by time of up to 25 days.
China aside, the Asha 205 should be available in lots of countries around the world starting next month (in both single SIM, and dual SIM editions), retailing for about $62. The phone will have several color versions, including black with cyan, and white with orange. Most likely, the handset will be quite successful in emerging markets.