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The Nokia 206 – reinventing the feature phone

Ian Delaney Published by Ian Delaney November 26, 2012

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The Nokia 206 – reinventing the feature phone

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Ian Delaney Published by Ian Delaney November 26, 2012

We’re delighted to announce our second new phone today, the Nokia 206.

The Nokia 206 brings together classic and contemporary, with a traditional keypad married to a stunning design and a generous 2.4-inch screen. Like the Nokia Asha 205, it comes in single and dual-SIM varieties.

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Tech Specs

Nokia 206 (single SIM)*

System: GSM 850/1900,
User Interface: Series 40
Dimensions: 116 x 49.4 x 12.4mm
Weight: 91.0g (including battery)
Display: 2.4-inch, 65k colour 320×240 QVGA TFT display
Camera: 1.3-megapixels, video capture
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: 47 days standby / 20 hours talktime

*The  Dual-SIM variant of this phone has almost identical specs, but with a slightly lower standby time (25 days vs. 47 days standby).

The Nokia 206 comes in cyan, black, white, magenta and yellow, and boasts a sleek curved form with a distinctive modern look. Who said a feature phone had to look old-fashioned?

Slam it to me

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As with the Nokia Asha 205, owners of the Nokia 206 can take advantage of the new Nokia Slam technology for sharing items on their phone. This uses Bluetooth for transmission, but doesn’t require you to pair the two phones. We’ll be going deeper into how it works and why you want Slam in a forthcoming article.

With the Nokia Xpress Browser installed, owners don’t need to fear running up excessive data charges when browsing the Web on their phone. It calls upon cloud-based servers which cut download sizes by up to 90 per cent, saving the owner money.

Where the service is available, the Nokia 206 will ship with Nokia Life.

Appstravaganza

You can also share instantly to Facebook, as well as email. WhatsApp ( in the single SIM version) and eBuddy are preinstalled, and there’s a gift pack of ten premium entertainment titles to download.  In addition, there are 1000s of free and paid games and apps in the Nokia Store.

The camera is optimised for content sharing with lower sized files. The 1.3-megapixel resolution can automatically resize pictures to around 700KB. This is great for a Facebook posting. It also offers an ‘intelligent imaging’ feature, which will tell you when self-portraits are in focus, and allows you to take a sequence of shots and choose the best. Video capture is also supported.

Once again, exchanging SIM cards in the Dual-SIM variant of the Nokia 206 is made easy thanks to our Easy Swap technology which gives access to a SIM-card slot in the side of the phone where you can swap cards without even switching the phone off.

This is another world-beater when it comes to battery life, too. You can (if you really want!) talk for twenty hours solid without a recharge, or you could leave it on standby for a whole month and still be able to use it.

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The Nokia 206 will be available from Q4 2012. Without operator subsidies or local taxes, it will cost around $62 USD.

Image credit: Janitors

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