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Viral Oza ( Nokia) and Kevin D'Souza ( Facebook) launch the Facebook-button-equipped Asha 205 phone on December 11 2012
 
New Nokia Asha phone provides one-button Facebook access

Bangalore, December 12, 2012 –Facebook and Nokia have come together – literally! The new Nokia Asha phone is the first Nokia phone that includes a dedicated Facebook button, designed for people who want the fastest, one-click access to popular Facebook features. The Nokia Asha 205 is also the first mobile to include Nokia’s exclusive Slam feature which allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos, music and videos with nearby friends almost instantly. Slam works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices, and without the recipient needing to also have Slam. In just a few clicks, people can ‘Slam’ their content to another device faster than with Bluetooth alone and without consuming Internet data.



Says Kevin D’Souza, Country Growth Manager, Facebook India: “People around the world use Facebook Mobile to connect and share with their friends. We are focused on delivering the best Facebook experience to as many people as possible and our partnership with Nokia perfectly complements our strategy of giving people around the world a rich Facebook experience for keeping in touch with their friends.”

Adds Viral Oza, Director Marketing, Nokia India: “Young consumers are increasingly using Facebook for communication, socializing and entertainment. The launch of the Nokia Asha 205 responds to this growing demand and gives a unique option for consumers at an affordable price point.”

This new device enables people to easily access the Facebook for Every Phone app and use one of its most popular features -- messaging.

People using the Nokia Asha 205 can also easily access other Facebook features, such as sharing photos and status updates with their friends, so they can stay close to the people around them with the touch of a button. To make the Facebook experience even more enjoyable, Nokia has tied up with Idea Cellular. All Idea consumers on Nokia Asha 205 will be able to access Facebook free for first three months after the purchase of the device.

Nokia Asha 205 is a tactile Qwerty keyboard and dual SIM capability with EasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device. (Price: Rs 3499).