The new Nokia 206, an “advanced feature phone”, has been launched in South Africa and will cost R759 (US$86).
It comes with an alphanumeric keypad and a 2.4” screen allowing for enough display when customers surf the Internet, play games or access Facebook and Twitter from the home screen.
It is also said to be one of the first few devices by the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer that features the company’s Slam feature.
Slam allows Nokia users to share multimedia content with those nearby instantly. It works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices, and also the recipient does not need to also have Slam.
Another differentiator is Nokia Nearby – a web app that helps consumers to discover points of interest such as restaurants, shopping and ATMs close to their location.
The phones imaging technology optimises photos taken with the 1.3MP camera for sharing on Facebook.