Nokia Asha 205 Features Facebook Button

By David Cohen 

A Facebook phone? Not quite, but the new Nokia Asha 205 does feature a Facebook button, along the lines of the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa, which were released in Europe and Asia in February 2011.

According to TechCrunch, other mobile phones to feature Facebook buttons included the Orange Alcatel One Touch 908F, Orange One Touch 813F, Orange One Touch 585F and Vodafone 555 Blue.

The Nokia Asha 205 offers one-click access to the Facebook for Every Phone application, with messaging being touted by Nokia as the highlighted feature, in addition to photo sharing and status updating.

Nokia Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones Timo Toikkanen said:

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. 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.

Facebook Head of Growth, Engagement, and Mobile Javier Olivan added:

People around the world use Facebook mobile to connect and share with their friends. 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.

Readers: Would you be more inclined to consider a mobile phone if it came with a Facebook button?