The new Nokia Asha 210 comes with a dedicated Whats App Key (Video)

Today Nokia has unveiled a new low end QWERTY phone, which slots into the company’s cheaper Asha line, rather than being the keyboard-equipped Lumia . The Asha 210 packs full-QWERTY into a candybar form-factor, but also includes a dedicated WhatsApp shortcut key, with free lifetime service on the cross-platform messaging app for anyone who buys the single- or dual-SIM versions of the phone.

Hit the WhatsApp button and you can jump straight into your conversations; alternatively, there’s integration into the Asha 210′s phonebook, with the ability to start specific chats with people from there. Nokia also loads a YouTube app, throws in the SLAM easy photo transfer system we first saw last year on the Asha 205 “Facebook” phone, and the data-squeezing Nokia Xpress Browser.

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It also has the following specs:

  • WiFi
  • 2-megapixel
  • Facebook,
    Twitter, Gmail, and other email account support.
  • 46 days battery life on the single-SIM version,
    while the dual-SIM Asha 210 will last for up to 24 days, the company
    claims. The latter can flick between its SIM cards without requiring a
    reboot, too.

The Asha 210 will go on sale in Q2 2013, priced from $72. It’ll be offered in yellow, cyan, black, magenta, and white.

Will you buy one?

(Update ): Check out how all the above work in the video: