November 29, 2012
About the author : Edward is one of Africa’s young software entrepreneurs. He is a co-founder of an Internet start-up in Ghana and loves poetry.
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 Nicola D’Elia,
Mobile Growth Manager, Africa 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 Calin Turcanu, Head of Mobile Phones, Nokia
India Middle East & Africa. “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