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Its the time to introduce all of you with Nokias’ new mobile phone, Nokia Asha 206 . Phone is a basic range phone that follows the patterns of any traditional basic mobile phone. In fact, I recommend it especially for those users who wish to remain faithful to Nokia and remain hooked to their devices operating lifetime. It has a 2.4 inch screen , big enough for a terminal of its kind, combining their potential with a basic alphanumeric keypad . They may be those who want to purchase a single terminal but renovated. And in this case will be right, since the Nokia Asha 206 has a modern, casual and colorful. In fact, Nokia will present at the color range that has recently handled the signature white, magenta, yellow, black or cyan.
And although we are not facing a terminal equipped with the highest technology, the Nokia Asha 206comes with a sheet full of applications and new advanced features. One of the most important, no doubt, is the technology Slam allowing file transfer between two devices via Bluetooth . Users can also navigate with total comfort through the browser Nokia Xpress that optimizes data consumption. The device will be available to customers in multiple markets, probably in a few weeks. Here, we present a thorough analysis with photos , videos and reviews of the Nokia Asha 206 .
Design and Display
The Nokia Asha 206 comes with a simple and basic design, which reminds us the low-cost mobile phones that the Finnish company Nokia has included over time in his extensive catalog. This time, we are facing a terminal handy to carry in your pocket, with dimensions of 116 x 49.4 x 12.4 mm and weighing just 91 grams with the battery included. You can handle it without problems and save your jacket pocket without taking up much space. Has an integrated plastic housing , as is customary in most terminals, which this time comes in a very wide range of colors: white, magenta, yellow, black or cyan , no combinations. In this way, users can choose at will the terminal that best fits your way of life or simply to color they like.There are up to five different models to choose from , although their availability always depend on distributors and own Nokia .
The Nokia Asha 206 features a TFT touch screen of 2.4 inches , the same size as that of the Nokia Asha 205 . The panel has a maximum resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a depth of up to 65,000 colors .The functions of this screen , which is not touch, will be combined with a basic alphanumeric keyboard that will meet the most basic functions: write messages, chat with friends or enjoy social networking updates .
The Nokia Asha 206 is able to accommodate up to two SIM cards . Operates on GSM 850/1900 (SIM 1) and GSM 900/1800 (SIM 2). The truth is that users can not connect to network 3G or Wifi , because in fact the Nokia Asha 206 does not support these technologies or protocols. Despite all this, users will be able to access the Internet on time to enjoy sailing, connect to your favorite social networks ( Facebook ,Twitter …) or exchange instant messaging with friends, family and coworkers. The device, yes, technology is compatible with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR , a tool that allows users to share content . In this case, the user may use the new application Slam that transfers pictures and videos in a much faster connection between devices.
In the field of physical connections, the Nokia Asha 206 features a headphone jack of 3.5 mm that will allow us to listen to music as if with a portable player. It also has a microUSB 2.0 input for connecting your phone to your computer, synchronize content and charge your battery.
It takes a lot of integrated applications that encourage communication through Internet. We refer to Nokia Maps, Nokia Chat, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, Nokia Messaging, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Nokia Xpress Browser, Nokia Nearby, Slam or eBuddy .
Camera and multimedia
The Nokia Asha 206 is a mobile phone for those who are very demanding in the field of photography via mobile. In fact, the device has a camera sensor with just 1.3 megapixels that will allow us to take pictures of 1280 x 960 pixels . In addition to capturing images in a more familiar field or playful, the user can also record videos, even in a very basic quality. As stated in the fact sheet, the Nokia Asha 206 will be perfectly capable of recording video at 15fps QCIF .
In the media field, the device will allow us to play music, video and images in the vast majority of current formats. In fact, you specify the following: MIDI, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, M4A, NRT, WAV, SP MIDI, WMA, WMA 9, AAC LC, GSM FR, WMA 10, WMA 10 Pro, a-law, mu-law, .264/AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GPP formats (H.263), VC-1, GIF89a, BMP, GIF87a, WBMP, EXIF, PNG, DCF, JPEG . It supports the Java language , which is useful for the vast majority of video games. It also incorporates stereo FM radio with RDS for users to enjoy their favorite programs, beyond the contents that are hosted in the memory of your handset.
Memory and operating system
The Nokia Asha 206 , as all phones in its class, it features a very long memory. In fact, the device just is pointed 64 MB , capacity will be useful for major uses. Users who want to store more files (photos, music, documents …) will have to use an external memory card , a microSD up to 32 GB , which is what has been established as compatible. Thus, the owners of this phone can use the Nokia Asha 206 as pocket music player .
And what about the operating system? Well, the Asha 206 is presented with the classic software from Nokia . We refer to Nokia S40 Series , a platform that much of the loyal patrons to Nokia already be accustomed. This makes the Nokia Asha 206 is a perfect phone for those who do not want to lose the thread and want to continue betting on how easy it is to manage this system . On this occasion, I must say, Finland has built on this platform a new interface called Asha that provides clear display of icons. In short, this is a little help for users who want to take advantage of each and every one of the extra functionality that contains the terminal.
Autonomy and availability
The Nokia Asha 206 comes with a lithium ion battery with a capacity of 1100 milliamps . This means, according to official testing predictions and Nokia , the device can provide a range of up to 680 hours on standby and 20 hours talk time. As always in these cases, however, we must be cautious about theNokia forecasts . And is that the end always depends autonomy own use to make each user’s device, and the network status and other factors that are definitive for an approach of this kind.
Finally, it should be noted that this phone should be available within a few days. And is that Nokia has announced its coming-out for the fourth quarter . We should not take long to have new news about it. We also know that the price could be around $ 62 , which would be 48 euros at current exchange rates. The price of Nokia Asha 205 would be the same and would also have to be available immediately. We look to bring you all the information you will give Nokia on its release in Spain.
|Standard||GSM 850/1900 SIM 1
GSM 900/1800 SIM 2
|Weight and dimensions||116 x 49.4 x 12.4 mm
91 grams (battery included)
|Memory||64 MB of internal storage
expandable with microSD cards up to 32 GB
|Screen||2.4 inch TFT
320 x 240 pixels,
1280 x 960 pixels
QCIF @ 15fps Video Record
|Multimedia||Playing music, video and photos
Supported formats: MIDI, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, M4A, NRT, WAV, SP MIDI, WMA, WMA 9, AAC LC, GSM FR, WMA 10 WMA 10 Pro, a-law, mu-law, .264/AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GPP formats (H.263), VC-1, GIF89a, BMP, GIF87a, WBMP, EXIF, PNG, DCF , JPEG.
stereo FM radio with RDS
|Controls and connections||Nokia Series 40 operating system (version Nokia Asha)
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR
Output 3.5 mm headphone
Windows Live Messenger
Instant Messaging Nokia Messaging
Facebook and Twitter applications preinstalled
Nokia Browser for efficient navigation Xpress
Nokia Nearby (points of interest)
Slam (new system to share pictures and videos)
40 free downloadable games from Electronic Arts
Lithium Ion Battery 1100 mAh
Standby: 680 hours
Talk time: 20 hours