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$50 Nokia Asha 205 QWERTY phones and Nokia 206 feature phones with smartphone like connectivity and web experience but with more convenient keyboard interactions

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Or further steps taken by Nokia to defend its enviable position of stabilized 75+ million quarterly unit sales on the “sub-smartphone” market. This is a significant addition to the already successful:
Smartphone-like Asha Touch from Nokia: targeting the next billion users with superior UX created for ultra low-cost and full touch S40 devices [July 20 – Oct 18, 2012] and
With Asha Touch starting at $83 and Lumia at $186 Nokia targeting the entry-level and low-end smartphone markets [Nov 1, 2012]

Nokia Asha 205 Price in India is Rs. 2,750/-, i.e. ~$50 at the online Shopping Portals there. The retail store price will be more than this. Since the estimated retail price announced was around $62 for both we could say that for the Nokia 206 the lowest retail price will be the same $50. With this Nokia has a perfect entry barrier against the onslaught of the entry level Android devices as well. I mean:
$48 Mogu M0 “peoplephone”, i.e. an Android smartphone for everybody to hit the Chinese market on November 15 [Nov 9, 2012]

Nokia Asha 205 Dual SIM: Everyone online now [nokia YouTube channel, Nov 26, 2012]

The Nokia Asha 205 combines expressive design with modern, vivid colour combinations. The eye-catching looks are combined with fast internet access, low data consumption, Facebook just a click away and Slam for fun, fast content sharing. Along with Facebook and Twitter, all the popular chat services are supported with homescreen notifications. And when you’re not catching up with friends, 40 free games to download from EA will keep you busy. Easy swap dual SIM lets you swap SIM cards without switching off your phone. Discover Nokia Asha 205 Dual SIM http://nokia.ly/XVsyfW

Nokia 206 Dual SIM: Larger than life [nokia YouTube channel, Nov 26, 2012]

The Nokia 206 Dual SIM is bold, big and beautiful. Equipped with a big screen of 6 cm (2.4′) & a tactile keypad, you enjoy a richer, easier & affordable internet experience via the Nokia Xpress browser. In addition, you can delve into the best of entertainment by viewing videos on Youtube. Fast access to Social networks such as Facebook & Twitter is just one click away from the home screen. You can also share images directly to Facebook with Social Share .A new sharing feature called SLAM enables you share files( music, video, images or contacts) faster and easier. Easy swap dual SIM lets you swap SIM cards without switching off your phone. Discover Nokia 206 Dual SIM http://nokia.ly/Qlj4Gk
Most social ever: Nokia Asha 205 Nokia 206 
– reinventing the feature phone
With its QWERTY keypad, it’s made to make messaging and connecting through social networks quick and easy.
The usability of the keyboard is one of the key factors in the success of QWERTY phones, and the Nokia Asha 205 comes with isolated keys and quick-access buttons for superior speed and accuracy. Super-social, the phone even boasts a dedicated button for access to Facebook, for the first time on a Nokia phone.
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.
Sharing accelerated with Slam
The Nokia Asha 205 (and the Nokia 206 –also announced today) 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.
Slam it to me
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.
Smarter Internet for service savings
The Nokia Asha 205 is designed to make smarter use of the Internet, sipping data as it’s asked for, rather than guzzling it down unnecessarily. Notably, the latest version of the Nokia Xpress Browser is preinstalled, which uses cloud-based servers to reduce data volumes by 90 per cent, saving owners money. The browser is optimised for social networks and content discovery, making it quick and easy to make updates or read the content you want.
Owners will also find Nokia Nearby installed. While the phone doesn’t have GPS, it can make use of cell-tower co-ordinates to present a local map and identify nearby points of interest like cafes or landmarks. The app shares the massive database of places used in Nokia Maps, so they’ll never run out of places to go.
 
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.
King of content
Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy apps are preinstalled to connect with friends and family from the start. There’s also the very popular EA gift pack of 40 free premium games (worth around €75, depending on the market) to download and keep forever.
Of course, owners also have access to the Nokia Store and the 1000s of free and paid games and apps available there.
In selected markets, the phone will also ship with Nokia Life or the new 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.

Facebook and Nokia partner to increase connections on-the-go [Nokia press release, Nov 26, 2012]

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.

Nokia introduces ‘Slam’ on the new Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 [Nokia press release, Nov 26, 2012]

Introducing Slam for fast, in the moment content-sharing
The Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are the first Mobile Phones devices to include Nokia’s exclusive Slam feature. Slam allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos and videos with nearby friends almost instantly. Slam works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices, and without the recipient needing to also have Slam*. In just a few clicks, people can ‘Slam’ their content to another device faster than with Bluetooth alone and without consuming Internet data.

“The latest Nokia devices give super-social consumers new ways to express their personalities through design, color and innovative new features like Slam,” explains Timo Toikkanen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “Both devices are built with the trust and quality people have come to expect from Nokia, and offer smarter Internet experiences that help save money today and tomorrow.”

Nokia Asha 205: the ultimate social phone
The expressive Nokia Asha 205 has a pleasingly tactile QWERTY keyboard.  It also introduces a new, dedicated Facebook button, making it the perfect device for social people who want the fastest access to their Facebook profile. Combined with eBuddy Chat, Twitter and support for popular email accounts such as Gmail, the Nokia Asha 205 is designed to allow that people are never more than a few clicks away from their social networks.

Other key features of the Nokia Asha 205 include:
– eBuddy screen notifications that keep users up-to-the-minute on new conversations
– The free Nokia Life+ web app, including the Life Skills and Live Healthy services
– A comprehensive mobile entertainment package, including 40 free EA Games available for download, along with tens of thousands of other apps available from the Nokia Store
– Available in single SIM and dual SIM models
– Dual SIM model features Nokia’s exclusive EasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device
– Great standby time: up to 37 days with single SIM and up to 25 days with dual SIM

The Nokia Asha 205 is available in Cyan, Magenta and Orange. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 205 is around USD 62, excluding taxes and subsidies, and it is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Nokia 206: beautifully bold Internet
The Nokia 206 features a classic alphanumeric keypad and a generous 2.4″ display, giving ample room to surf the Internet, play games, or chat with friends. People can also enjoy fast access to Facebook and Twitter right from the home screen. Featuring a vibrant color palette including Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, the Nokia 206 is the ideal phone for those who want familiarity and ease of use, coupled with beautiful design and all the benefits of the mobile Internet.

Other key features of the Nokia 206 include:
– Imaging technology that optimizes photos taken with the 1.3MP camera for sharing on Facebook 
– A comprehensive social and mobile entertainment package with eBuddy Chat, WhatsApp** and a gift pack of 10 free, premium content items
– Available in single SIM and dual SIM models
– Dual SIM model features Nokia’s exclusive EasySwap technology that enables consumers to change SIM cards without having to turn off the device
– Impressive standby time: up to 47 days with single SIM and up to 28 days with dual SIM

The estimated retail price for the Nokia 206 is around USD 62, excluding taxes and subsidies, and it is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012.


The new devices take full advantage of the Nokia Xpress Internet platform, which uses Nokia’s cloud technology to reduce data consumption by up to 90%, helping consumers enjoy more affordable Internet access. They also feature Nokia Nearby, a web app that helps consumers discover points of interest such as restaurants, shopping and ATM machines close to their location.

*’Slam’ currently not compatible with iOS and Windows Phone devices

**Available on single SIM variants only

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/Comparison.xhtml?dev=Asha_205,Nokia_206

 

Nokia Asha 205

the ultimate social phone, with a QWERTY keyboard and new Facebook button

Nokia 206

reinventing the feature phone, with a traditional keypad married to a stunning design and a generous 2.4-inch screen
                                     

Technical Specs

Developer Platform

Series 40 Developer Platform 1.0

Series 40 Developer Platform 1.0

                                     

Operating System

Nokia OS

Nokia OS

                                     

Screen Resolution

320 x 240 pixels

240 x 320 pixels

                                     

General

Development Frameworks

Java
Flash
Series 40 Web Apps

Java
Series 40 Web Apps

                                     

Screen Resolution

320 x 240 pixels

240 x 320 pixels

                                     

Screen Color Depth

16 bits

16 bits

                                     

Screen Size

2.4 inches

2.6 inches

                                     

Display Technology

LCD transmissive

LCD transmissive

                                     

Device Size

112.8 x 61.1 x 13 mm

116 x 49.4 x 12.4 mm

                                     

Volume

104 cc

64 cc

                                     

Weight

94 g

91 g

                                     

Keypad

QWERTY Keyboard

Grid Key Mat

                                     

Other Keys

2 Labeled Soft Keys
5-way Scrolling
Browser Key
Call Creation Key
Call Termination Key[1]
Community Key
Messaging Key
Volume Keys

3 Labeled Soft Keys
5-way Scrolling
Call Creation Key
Call Termination Key[1]

                                     

Frequency Bands

GSM 1800
GSM 1900
GSM 850
GSM 900

GSM 1800
GSM 900

                                     

Data Bearers

Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 12)
EGPRS
GPRS

Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 12)
EGPRS
GPRS

                                     

Regional Availability

Global

Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East

                                     

Consumer Link

Device Home Page

Device Home Page

                                     

Developer Page Link

Developer Home Page

Developer Home Page

                                     

Notes

1Combined call termination and power key

1Combined Call Termination and Power key.

                                     

Extra Features

Extra Features

Dual SIM[1]
Flight Mode
FOTA Firmware over the Air
Nokia Life
Nokia Money
Nokia Store
Themes

Dual SIM[1]
Flight Mode
FOTA Firmware over the Air
Nokia Life
Nokia Store
Themes

                                     

Notes

1with RM-862

1with RM-872

                                     

APIs

Java Runtime

Java Runtime 1.0.0 for Series 40

Java Runtime 1.0.0 for Series 40

                                     

Java Technology

JSR 139 Connected, Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1
JSR 118 MIDP 2.1
JSR 75 FileConnection and PIM API 1.0
JSR 82 Java™ APIs for Bluetooth 1.1
JSR 135 Mobile Media API 1.1
JSR 172 J2ME™ Web Services Specification 1.0 (RPC package)
JSR 172 J2ME™ Web Services Specification 1.0 (XML Parser package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME™ 1.0 (SATSA-APDU package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME™ 1.0 (SATSA-CRYPTO package)
JSR 179 Location API for J2ME™ 1.0
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME™ 1.1
JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API 2.0
JSR 211 Content Handler API 1.0
JSR 226 Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME™ 1.1
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (audio3d)
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (camera)
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (music)
Nokia UI API 1.1
JSR 248 Mobile Service Architecture Subset 1.1 for CLDC 1.1
JSR 139 Connected, Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1
JSR 118 MIDP 2.1
JSR 75 FileConnection and PIM API 1.0
JSR 82 Java™ APIs for Bluetooth 1.1
JSR 172 J2ME™ Web Services Specification 1.0 (RPC package)
JSR 172 J2ME™ Web Services Specification 1.0 (XML Parser package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME™ 1.0 (SATSA-APDU package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME™ 1.0 (SATSA-CRYPTO package)
JSR 179 Location API for J2ME™ 1.0
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME™ 1.1
JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API 2.0
JSR 211 Content Handler API 1.0
JSR 226 Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME™ 1.1
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (audio3d)
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (music)
Nokia UI API 1.1
JSR 135 Mobile Media API 1.2[1]
JSR 248 Mobile Service Architecture Subset 1.1 for CLDC 1.1
                                     

Recommended Java SDK

Nokia SDK 1.0 for Java

Nokia SDK 1.0 for Java

                                     

Java API Access Permissions

Java API Access Permissions

Java API Access Permissions

                                     

Certificates

UTI Root

UTI Root

                                     

Notes

1without RTSP

                                     

Browser, Flash and Web Technologies

UAProfile Link

Profile

                                     

Browser Details

HTML 4.0
HTML over TCP/IP
Javascript 1.8
Nokia Xpress Browser
WAP 2.0
XHTML
XHTML 1.1
XHTML over TCP/IP
XHTML over TCP/IP (Americas)

HTML 4.0
HTML over TCP/IP
Javascript 1.8
Nokia Xpress Browser
WAP 2.0
XHTML
XHTML Basic
XHTML over TCP/IP
XHTML over TCP/IP (Americas)

                                     

Flash Technology

Flash Lite 4.0

                                     

Flash Lite Features

Screensaver
Wall Paper

                                     

Multimedia

Camera Resolution

640 x 480 pixels

1280 x 960 pixels

                                     

CMOS Sensor

300000 pixels

1.3 Megapixels

                                     

Camera Digital Zoom

4 x

4 x

                                     

Camera F-Stop/Aperture

f/2.8

f/2.8

                                     

Camera Focus range

15 cm to infinity

15 cm to infinity

                                     

Camera Image Formats

JPEG/Exif

JPEG/Exif

                                     

Camera Features

Auto and Manual White Balance, Full Screen Viewfinder, Self Timer, Still Image Editor

Auto and Manual White Balance, Full Screen Viewfinder, Self Timer, Still Image Editor

                                     

Video Recording Resolution

176 x 144 pixels

640 x 480 pixels

                                     

Video Recording Frame Rate

10 fps

15 fps

                                     

Video Digital Zoom

4 x

                                     

Video Recording Formats

H.263

H.263, MPEG-4

                                     

Video Features

Video Player
Video Recorder
Video Ringtones

Video Player
Video Recorder
Video Ringtones
Video Streaming

                                     

Video Playback Formats

3GPP formats (H.263), H.264/AVC, MPEG-4

3GPP formats (H.263), ASF, AVI, H.264/AVC, MP4, MPEG-4, WMV

                                     

Video Playback Frame Rate

15 fps

15 fps

                                     

Graphic Formats

BMP, GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, M3G, PNG, SVG-T, WBMP

BMP, GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, M3G, PNG, SVG-T, WBMP

                                     

Theme Version

Series 40 Theme v3.0

Series 40 Theme v3.0

                                     

Suggested Theme Template

Series 40 Compact UI

Series 40 Simple UI

                                     

Audio Features

Audio Equalizer
Audio Recorder AMR
Handsfree Speaker[1]
Loudness
MP3 Ringtones
Music Player
Stereo FM RDS Radio[2]

Audio Recorder AMR
Handsfree Speaker
Loudness
MP3 Ringtones
Music Player
Stereo FM RDS Radio

                                     

Audio Formats

AAC, AAC LC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE-AAC v2, MIDI Tones (poly 64), Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, NRT, True tones, WAV, WMA

AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI Tones (poly 64), Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, NRT, True tones, WAV, WMA

                                     

Speech Codecs

AMR-NB
EFR
GSM FR
GSM HR

AMR-NB
EFR
GSM FR
GSM HR

                                     

Notes

1up to 103 phon
2with radio recording

                                     

Memory Functions

ROM Memory

64 MB

64 MB

                                     

RAM Memory

16 MB

32 MB

                                     

Memory Card type

Micro SD

Micro SD

                                     

Maximum Memory Card Size

32 GB

32 GB

                                     

Maximum Heap Size

2 MB

2 MB

                                     

Maximum JAR Size

2 MB

2 MB

                                     

Connectivity

Local Connectivity

Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR[1]
Nokia AV 3.5mm

Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Nokia AV 3.5mm

                                     

Bluetooth Profiles

DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, L2CAP, OPP, PBAP 1.0, SDAP, SPP 1.0

DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP 1.0, SAP, SDAP, SPP 1.0

                                     

Notes

1with Slam

                                     

Messaging

Messaging

AMS, IM, MMS+SMIL, SMS

AMS, IM, MMS+SMIL, SMS

                                     

Messaging Features

OMA Instant Messaging and Presence Service v1.2.1
OMA Multimedia Messaging Service v1.3

OMA Instant Messaging and Presence Service v1.2.1
OMA Multimedia Messaging Service v1.3

                                     

Email Solutions

Gmail: IMAP/SMTP
Hotmail: MSP
Nokia Mail: IMAP/SMTP
Nokia Messaging 3.2
Yahoo: IMAP/SMTP

Gmail: IMAP/SMTP
Hotmail: MSP
Nokia Email
Nokia Messaging 3.0
Yahoo: IMAP/SMTP

                                     

Supported Email Protocols

IMAP4, IMAPS, POP3, SMTP

IMAP4, IMAPS, POP3, SMTP

                                     

Power Management

Power Management

2.0mm Charger Connector

2.0mm Charger Connector

                                     

Battery model

BL-5C 3.7V 1020mAh

BL-4U 3.7V 1110 mAh

                                     

GSM Talk Time up to

11.0 hours

20.0 hours

                                     

GSM Standby Time up to

891.0 hours

1132.0 hours

                                     

Video Playback Time up to

6.0 hours

                                     

Video Recording Time up to

5.0 hours

                                     

Music Playback Time up to

31.0 hours

41.0 hours

                                     

Other

OMA Device Management

OMA Client Provisioning v1.1
OMA Device Management v1.2

OMA Client Provisioning v1.1
OMA Device Management v1.2

                                     

Synchronization

OMA Data Synchronization v1.1.2
SyncML

OMA Data Synchronization v1.1.2
SyncML

                                     

Digital Rights Management

OMA DRM Forward Lock
OMA DRM v1.0
OMA DRM v2.0

OMA DRM Forward Lock
OMA DRM v1.0
OMA DRM v2.0
OMA DRM v2.1

                                     

DRM Delivery Method

HTTP Download
MMS
OMA Download v1.0

HTTP Download
MMS
OMA Download v1.0

                                     

Tune in with Nokia Internet Radio for Series 40 devices [Nokia Conversations blog, Nov 28, 2012]

Listening to the radio feels intimate and personal in a way that’s difficult to replicate when you are watching TV. Unless, of course, you’re only listening to some pop or dance music station while you are doing the washing up. 

But isn’t that variety part of radio’s magic? You might be listening to a heart-rending eulogy one minute and then a live sports commentary the next.

Another advantage that radio has traditionally enjoyed over TV is that it’s genuinely portable. Portability certainly lies at the heart of the Nokia Internet Radio app for Series 40 devices.

This great app, which is free to download from the Nokia Store, streams hundreds of radio stations from around the world direct to your mobile phone.

It is one of my favourite apps on my Nokia Asha 311, where it uses the WiFi connection so that it is not using any of my precious data allowance.

Nokia Internet Radio

Finding the stations

Using Nokia Internet Radio is extremely easy and once you are familiar with how it works then you can also set up quick access to your favourite stations. 

To start you will need to select a station to listen to. As you might imagine, there are hundreds of radio stations being streamed online all over the world, so Nokia Internet Radio has created a directory to help you find what you are looking for.

Select the three horizontal lines icon in the top left corner to open the app’s menu and tap on Station Directory.

The directory itself is further divided into these categories: 

  • Genres
  • Languages
  • Countries and Regions

There is also a search option if you happen to know the name of the station that you wish to listen to. 

For example, if you want to discover which jazz music stations are available then you would select, Genre and scroll down to Jazz.

Nokia Internet Radio

Selecting this folder will present you with a list of all jazz stations  – as a matter of fact there happens to be 707 jazz stations listed in the directory. Pressing on any of these stations will start the stream and you can listen to your heart’s content.

As I am writing this, I happen to have 4U Smooth Jazz, a French station, playing on my Asha 311’s fantastic external speaker. That’s not a station I could have picked up with my old analogue radio!

The player

At any time you can return from the directory to the ‘player’. You do this by again selecting the option in the menu button (or by pressing the back button in the bottom right).

The player gives you further controls such as adjusting the volume, selecting the next station in the directory, or previous station and, where it’s available, the name of the song that is being played will even scroll across your screen.

One thing that may not be immediately obvious is that you can tap on the name of the station in the player and this will give you further information about it.

Saving favourites

Having such a vast directory is fantastic but it can also make navigating through them all rather time consuming.

Thankfully, once you’ve found the station you’re after, or have stumbled upon something that you like, it can be easily saved as a favourite for quick access in the future.

You can do this for any station that is currently playing by bringing up the menu on the player screen and selecting ‘Add to favourites’.

From the menu list – if you select Favourites you will find all your selected stations. After a while you might have a lot of stations stored even in your favourites! However, there is an easy remedy to this problem – you can also create different folders within your favourites to keep them organised.

To create a folder, select the menu button when you are in your Favourites and you will see the ‘Add New Folder’ option appear. You can even name your folders.

Another of my favourite features is the ‘recently played’ list that you can select from the main menu.

This shows you all the songs (where the naming information is available) that you have been listening to across all the radio stations. It’s really handy if you want to get the name of a song.

One final great feature about Nokia Internet Radio is that it continues playing even when you have put the display to sleep and the phone is locked. A minor thing perhaps but it truly turns my Asha 311 into a true Internet Radio.

Nokia Internet Radio is available for a number of Series 40 devices, including Asha. Series 40 devices with a smaller screen than QVGA [320×240] are not supported. [Note, both Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are QVGA devices]

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