Most social ever: Nokia Asha 205 officially announced.

| November 26, 2012 | 13 Replies


As expected from the earlier posts (2), here’s the official launch of the Nokia Asha 205. Check out that facebook button.

As mentioned earlier, it features something called “Slam” sharing.

The Nokia Asha 205 sees the debut of a brand new sharing technology from Nokia called ‘Slam’. What is it? Let’s say you take a picture, choose ‘Send’ and then ‘Slam’ from the list. This quickly detects the nearest Bluetooth-enabled device and offers that device the file.


The other person can accept and download the picture instantly, without any need to pair the two devices, as you have to with regular Bluetooth sharing. The owner of the other device doesn’t even need to have a Nokia phone or Slam installed. You can also share using all the normal options like social networks and email.

 Video promo

Nokia Asha 205 (single SIM)*

  • System: GSM 850/900/1800/1900,
  • Facebook Button
  • Nokia Slam, to share content faster and easier
  • User Interface: Series 40 Asha
  • Dimensions: 113 x 61 x 13mm
  • Weight: 94.0g (including battery)
  • Display: 2.4-inch 65k colour QVGA landscape QWERTY TFT display
  • Camera: VGA
  • Memory: Up to 10MB free user memory; up to 32GB micro-SD card
  • Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE, 2.0 mm Charger Connector, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm AV connector
  • Battery life: impressive 37 days standby / 11 hours talk-time

*The Dual-SIM variant of the Nokia Asha 205 has the same specs, but with a lower standby time – 25 days vs. 37 days.



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  • Marcelo

    Engadget actually is showing now a demo of the slam feature. Quite good.

  • Maybe

    Can’t Nokia give a little bigger internal memory?

    • Marc Aurel

      Not in this prince range. In Series 40 internal memory is not really a limiting factor, anyways. If you have a microSD card installed, you will almost never run out of internal memory (unlike with Symbian). The small internal memory leaves the freedom to bundle the same device with different sizes of (or no) complementary microSD cards for different markets without modifying the basic design.

      • Maybe

        Even my X3-02 that come with 30 MB now left merely 10 MB
        If I’m wih 10 MB left with nothing?

        • Marc Aurel

          Probably not, since they have a newer version of Series 40 than the X3-02, and they are not Touch & Type.

          • Maybe

            but you know it will be loaded with 5-6 MB of local apps which you can not delete and ultimately user will end up with only 4-6MB of free memory in phone. And because of this sometimes. camera doesn’t work. Music player don’t update the playlist and phone becomes slow down.
            sometimes even the OTA update consume those free space

  • sdddh

    shitty phone , keep doing it nokia, you are the best:)

    • twig

      I know some ladies who would love this pink one. Phone, Facebook, music is all they want. I like the white one.

  • Marc Aurel

    The Slam sharing and Facebook button seem to be the significant differences compared to Asha 200/201. Slam sharing is a great feature, though, for the intended market of this phone. Oh, and it seems to be placed at even lower price point than the Asha 200/201, because the latter has an 18-bit screen and a 2 MP camera vs. the 16-bit and VGA camera in the Asha 205. How much actual price difference there will be is still open, and it will be interesting to see if Nokia tries to sell them alongside each other, or if the 200/201 will be phased out soon.

    Also, it seems that single and dual SIM variants no longer have different model numbers like they did previously.

  • Patata

    A facebook button? Guess that makes the phone a HTC ChaCha wannabe :p

  • JLy

    By the way, GSM Arena have reset their phone ratings! Now you need to register and apparently you can vote only once per phone. A moment ago the Nokia Lumia 920 was #1! So go vote for Nokia, for the phones you love!

  • SmoledMan

    Looks like the Microsoft Kin phone.

  • can i steam youtube on nokia asha 205????
    plz first reply…..