Press Release: Facebook and Nokia partner to increase connections on-the-go

| November 26, 2012 | 13 Replies

The new Nokia Asha 205 is the first Nokia device to feature a dedicated Facebook button

Espoo, Finland – Facebook and Nokia have today announced an innovation with the introduction of a built-in Facebook button available on the new Nokia Asha 205.

Introduced today, the Nokia Asha 205 is the first Nokia phone that includes a dedicated Facebook button, designed for people who want the fastest, one-click access to popular Facebook features.

“People around the world use Facebook Mobile to connect and share with their friends,” said Javier Olivan, head of growth, engagement and mobile for Facebook. “We are focused on delivering the best Facebook experience to as many people as possible and our partnership with Nokia perfectly complements our strategy of giving people around the world a rich Facebook experience for keeping in touch with their friends.”


“Globally, young consumers have increasingly started using Facebook for socializing, keeping in touch and striking new friendships. The launch of the Nokia Asha 205 responds to this growing demand and gives them a unique option for accessing Facebook while on-the-go,” said Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “We have seen that many people who use Nokia Asha devices are hyper-social and we are proud to partner with Facebook to improve the user experience of those consumers further with the introduction of the Facebook button.”

The new Nokia Asha 205 enables people to easily access the Facebook for Every Phone app and use messaging, one of its most popular features. People using the messaging features in Facebook for Every Phone can now:

  • See which of their friends are online to start chatting with them right away
  • Start messages and group chats fast
  • Reach more of the people they know, wherever they are, no matter what device they are using

People using the Nokia Asha 205 can also easily access other Facebook features, such as sharing photos and status updates with their friends, so they can stay close to the people around them with the touch of a button.

 Cheers rishabh for the tip

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  • PJ

    What!? Nokia and Facebook(Microsoft owns a huge stake in FB) are partnering up? I’m shocked.

    • viipottaja

      Thanks for exposing yet another evil ploy!

    • pena

      Huge 1% lol

      • PJ

        1,6%, and it is a huge stake since the price of that is well over $1billion.

        • Viipottaja

          The value does not mean more votes in the shareholder meetings.

  • DKM

    HTC failed, hope Nokia succeeds. Its a good addition and also is Facebook paying Nokia for having that button.

  • Maybe

    Does Asha 205 have push notification for Facebook like notifications and chats?

  • KC769

    hTC is making a Facebook OS phone.So their partnership is still running .

    • Viipottaja

      What’s the Facebook OS?

  • Viipottaja

    Good news. Allows Nokia a bit of differentiation in the low end, and for Facebook a significant avenue to emerging markets.

  • Mazze

    I hate Facebook. I hope Nokia are not gonna make a Facebook subscription mandatory to use their products. If they do, I’ll be leaving for another make.

  • Japra

    8 reasons why Nokia can triple in a couple of years:1. Nokia Siemens Networks is profitable and growing strongly (over 300 million euros profit in 3Q). Nokia and Siemens have decided to make it independent in these few years, therefore Nokia shareholders will have two companies´ shares in their hands, quite a good bonus.2. Navteq is profitable as well, and it is expanding its business as the world´s leading maps maker, with City Lens and Earthmine´s 3D mapping, Nokia will have a bigger slice of this pie yet.Right now, Navteq already has big clients such as Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon, Mozila, Oracle and almost countless car companies. Navteq just reported it is building navigators into 4 out of 5 cars (80%), with the new cars with navigator built in.3. Nokia´s patent portfolio earns about 500 million euros a year.Samsung is paying Apple for intellectual property rights; HTC is paying Apple; Vringo is suing ZTE; Nokia is suing HTC; Ericsson is suing Samsung; and APPLE IS PAYING NOKIA FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS!Thus, it is only a matter of time when Nokia will sue Google and Samsung, if they still don´t agree to pay Nokia for its patents.4. Nokia´s featurephone division is doing well, because of Asha phones.5. The only 1 out of 5 Nokia´s business parts, which is not profitable, is smartphone business, butnew Lumia generation looks promising.Lumia 920 has features like:Floating-lens PureView camera with optical image stabilizationWireless chargingSuper sensitive and bright screen that can be used with gloves or finger nailsPremium GPS that can be used also without internetAugmented reality City LensFree music with no adsNFCRich sound recording in vidsFastest screen on a smartphoneWireless Purity Pro headphonesWireless speaker that can charge your phone wirelesslyNokia also bought Scalado, the imaging technology firm in Sweden. Therefore, apart from NAVTEQ and NSN, Nokia is no doubt going big with PureView imaging technology. Some authors compare Nokia to Kodak, I think it is almost the opposite.Kodak was the old era and Nokia is starting the new evolution with smart-phone imaging, when consumers won´t have to carry another gadget (camera), for example during traveling.6. Considering now the total loss is about 17 million euros, it got much better from the 290 million (2 prior quarters each) loss.Nokia´s current 3.6 billion euros net cash should be enough for Nokia´s transitional period before WP8 phones take off.Nokia is also getting more cash from convertible bonds and selling its headquarters and other non-core assets.Morningstar´s analysis about Nokia:Best scenario (if WP8 phones go well): the stock price will go to about 7.70 euro per share.Worst scenario: no bankruptcy, because Nokia would be sold in parts before that.Estimated price for this: intellectual properties over 1 euro per share; other business parts (smartphones, featurephones, NSN) at least over 1.50 euro per share.And NAVTEQ´s price not included (Nokia bought NAVTEQ with 5.7 billion euro). All in all, even in this case, Nokia share price would be at least over 2.50 euro, excluded NAVTEQ. And Nokia´s net cash is now 3.6 billion euros.In other words, the sum of parts of Nokia and net cash are worth much more than its market cap now, which means NOK share is right now heavily undervalued.7. Nokia´s 3.75 billion shares outstanding,covers both Helsinki and New York.In other words, the short interest in NOK has been around 20% (Helsinki + New York) on a base of 3.75 billion shares.This is a significant figure to note, because for example, shares of Apple have been short sold only about 0.5%, Samsung over 2% and other telecom companies about 4% in general.Therefore, the real short covering of NOK is still to come yet.8. The only 1 out of 5 Nokia´s business parts, which is not profitable, is smartphone business, till now.And the EPS in last quarter (3Q12) was only -0.07 euro per share any more.A few days ago, Yahoo-China site said that it has the approximate number of Lumia 920 that has been ordered from Nokia up to date, and it was about 2.5 million units. And this number of Lumias 920 alone is already close to the total number of all the Lumia variants sold in last quarter, 3Q12, which was 2.9 million units only.Apart from Lumia 920 and 820 variants, Nokia has been pushing at the same time the sales of Lumias 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 with campaigns and discounts.For example, Lumia 800 has gone back into top ten charts in many countries.Today, Kantar reported that WP phones have reached 11.7% market share in Italy.The two hit phones are Lumia 610 and Lumia 800 there.ABG Sundal Collier said in their report that the Lumia 920 makes people interested in it and marks the comeback of the brand of Nokia.Liberum upgraded NOK today from “hold” to “buy”.Nordea has upgraded from “buy” to “strong buy”.RBC kept their “Market Perform” but raised target.Nokia launched Asha 205 and Asha 206 yesterday.In these two new Asha phones, Nokia has a new innovation called “Slam” with which you can share photos and videos between the phones, and don´t have to even pair them up like NFC. Also Facebook etc and 40 most popular games in the world are in these phones, which make it hard for manufacturers to compete featurephones with Nokia.Nokia´s WP8 phones will be available in more markets, because they also support Arabic now.China Mobile (the world´s biggest carrier with about 660 million subscribers) has also confirmed Lumia 920T arriving December!Lumia 920 has reapeatedly sold out in many countries, such as:Italy, Germany, Australia, US, UAE and so on.

    “coppied from Tyler Spencer comment on Market Watch”