Nokia launches Slam content sharing service with newest Asha phone
Nokia (NYSE:NOK) unveiled Slam, a multimedia sharing service exclusive to its new Asha 205 and Nokia 206 phones.
Slam is available on the Nokia 206 (pictured) and Asha 205.
Slam enables consumers to share content like photos, videos and music with nearby friends in a matter of clicks--the service works with many Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones (excluding iOS and Windows Phone models), eschews device pairing and does not require the media recipient to own a Slam-enabled handset. Nokia adds that Slam exchanges content from one phone to the other faster than conventional Bluetooth sharing, and it does not consume any Internet data.
Both the Asha 205 and Nokia 206 also leverage the Nokia Xpress Internet platform, which uses cloud technology to reduce data consumption by up to 90 percent, as well as Nokia Nearby, a Web app that identifies local points of interest such as restaurants, shopping and ATMs.
The Asha 205 additionally touts a dedicated Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) button, support for Twitter, Gmail and eBuddy Chat, and the free Nokia Life+ Web app, which includes the manufacturer's Life Skills and Live Healthy services. The Nokia 206 features a 2.4-inch display designed for Web surfing, social networking and mobile gaming, complete with direct homescreen access to Facebook and Twitter.
The new Nokia devices are slated to begin shipping during the current quarter. Each carries an estimated retail price of $62.
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