Nokia Asha 210 To Release on May 31 at Rs 3999: Would You Wait for BlackBerry Q5 or Go ahead and Buy

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It's summertime, here in India. Sun is at its highest point. In the midst of conflict over the use of touch screen phone or QWERTY key-pad phone, some relief is expected in the form of Nokia Asha 210. It is the same handset, which was announced back in April. Being manufactured by Nokia, this very Asha handset could be made available to Indian consumers on May 31, 2013. Saholic, an online shopping destination featuring mobile phones and tablets, has actually listed the Asha 210 Dual SIM. The device will cost Rs. 3,999 in the Indian market.

If Nokia is pushing hard to make sure consumers get the right experience, another struggling company, is also not far behind. Canada based ten vendor is also planning to announce BlackBerry Q5 - one of the cheapest BB10 running handset in India sometime July second weak. Would you like to buy world's first handset with a dedicated WhatsApp -Nokia Asha 210? Or wait for BlackBerry 10 powered BBQ5? Both handsets are targeted towards Indian youth. So, what are you waiting for? Let's groove it.

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Nokia Asha 210 (Dual SIM): Your next social phone?

Display, Design, and Aesthetics

Nokia is still a traditional mobile phone maker. Of course the tech vendor has experimented a lot with its Lumia range and to some extent they do succeed in it. Lumia range caters to upper segment, while the Asha handsets are specifically targeted at budget crunched youth. The Nokia Asha 210 is one gorgeous piece of engineering. It shares some chemistry with Lumia 520. The device has a built in 2.4-inch QVGA display with resolution of 320 X 240 pixels. It weighs 99.5grams, and measures 11.8mm in terms of thickness. The handset doesn't come with a touch screen instead uses full QWERTY-Keypad. The highlighted feature of the Asha 210 is the presence of WhatsApp key. All together, it's the most beautiful handset announced under Asha range.

Processor, OS, and battery

Everyone should know by now that the devices under Asha range comes with S40 OS. It is far better than open Java platform. At least you can take advantage of WhatsApp and Foursquare on the go. Packing 32MB of RAM, and expandable storage up to 32GB; it can be used as a dedicated music phone or social phone for that matter. Nokia has managed to place a 1200mAh battery inside the device.

Camera, connectivity options, and price

The Asha comes with a 2-mega pixel rear facing camera. It can even record video at 10 frames per second (fps). The built in MP3 player, FM radio, and Wi-Fi would surely lure many to buy this handset. It won't support 3G, as per company's official site. Nokia could sell the handset for Rs.3999 in the market.

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BlackBerry Q5 - What's so special about BB?

Before Gizbot start with the highlighted features of the BB Q5 - this is what Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of BlackBerry, have to say about company's most affordable BB10 powered handset.

"BlackBerry is excited to bring the new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone to our customers in selected markets around world. The BlackBerry Q5 gives you the best of everything with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality and a physical QWERTY keyboard. It is for youthful fans that are passionate, confident and bold, and it makes it easy for them to have fun, create, share and stay connected."

Display and Design

The BlackBerry Q5 is like any other affordable handset. Made from plastic this QWERTY -keypad phone comes with a 3.1-inch display (720 x 720). Don't forget - it used touch screen as well.

Processor and OS

Packing 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM makes it really fast. Now multi-tasking is no more an issue. It has an in-built 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB. Talking about the BB10 OS, it's fast, slick, and now supports more than 100,000 apps. You will find revamped BlackBerry World, and BBM. What about BlackBerry Hub --It's insanely superb.


The BBQ5 come with a 5-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. BlackBerry has tried to come innovative with BB Time Shift mode and Story Maker.

Connectivity and battery

It will arrive with 3G and Wi-Fi support for sure. The makers have gone for non -removable 2,180mAh battery.


The pricing is yet to be revealed. Expect the BlackBerry Q5 to be launched in India around July second week. Stay tuned to GizBot.

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