What about the other features?
Does this model not have an exclusive Instagram 'duck face' enhancer?
Nokia's latest Series 40 blower, a dual-SIM model aimed at developing markets, has a Facebook button, the first device from the Finns to feature such an innovation. Handset, in pink It's not only in pink, but pink is prettiest The button on the front of the Asha 205 triggers the Facebook app, providing instant access to …
I agree. A dedicated, Facebook button is the type of innovation I've long been looking for. I'm surprised Microsoft have missed this trick with their 'Surface'. Had they the foresight to see the exponential profit growth that this innovation brings to the consumer space then they wouldn't be seeing their sales figures every time they look down the swanny after they've dumped.
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It's aimed at emerging markets innit.
Obviously people in india do have wifi, but this is a $62 phone. to put this in perspective 53.2% of Indians have a mobile phone compared to 46.9% who have a toilet. (according to the bill gates foundation)
Assuming there is some overlap, a cursory analysis would suggest that around 10% of indians do have a phone and don't have a toilet. probably don't have wifi either.
Chinese make a touch phones for 50 bucks. There are cheaper ones too but the 50 bucks one is a decent phone that runs Android 4.1 and works (ZTE, Konka, TCL, Huawei). Here Nokia comes with something that eh... is kind of outdated and expensive. If it was 20 bucks phone it could fly. If it is in 50-60 range then who gives a damn. I do use my E72 because it is a great phone - I am not a SmartPhone dude. I just make calls and do rest on tablet and comp. But I am minority. I care that my battery works for long time, I can call with great quality and I can send SMS from time to time. E72 does that all well. If I wanted to upgrade... no... I would not go for Nokia - considering how they support they old phones. I go Samsung probably. Bye Nokia - hope that its farewell.
Installing Android 4 on a device is not the same as making it run Android 4 acceptably. Previous experience with sub-$200 Android tablets would suggest that these "Android 4" tablets you talk about will be just as unusable.
Tablets are cheaper to make than phones: you've got more space to work with, you don't need to include mobile telephony functions (and thus have the device tested and certified as safe for use), and the larger size means that tolerances are larger and so assembly is less fiddly.
I don't get the no wifi option.....
If it had wifi I would probably get one of these for the missus (still happy with her nokia 6630). They are seriously missing a trick here....
as for the % of Indian people who have toilets/phones.... to me it shows that Indian people value a phone more than a toilet !! therefore wifi would be a good selling point!!!
Because she likes a physical keyboard, finds the touchcreen HTC Desire I palmed off on to her getting a bit tiny for her eyes and a hassle to use, and she doesn't have the finances or life to justify being wired 24/7.
The Asha has a nice clear screen, she can get a twitter feed through it and the keyboard works.
And it's cheap