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Nokia launches device with Whatsapp dedicated button

  • Nokia launched a mobile phone with a dedicated WhatsApp physical button on Wednesday.

    The Asha 210 is the first device to feature a button that activates the messaging app used as free alternative to SMS texts.

    HTC and Nokia have previously released handsets with buttons specifically for Facebook.

    The Asha 210 runs on the firm's Series 40 operating system and will be aimed at emerging markets. In addition, owners of the phone will be offered a subscription to the app for the device's lifespan instead of having to pay the normal annual fee.

    In order to achieve its retail price of $72, the device's 2.4-inch screen is not touch-enabled.

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