The handset is compact and has a sleek, minimalistic aesthetic that's similar to the Lumia. Save for the top of the phone (which houses a 3.5mm AV jack and Micro-USB port for charging), and a door on the left edge for the optional second SIM slot, its edges remain largely unblemished. It has a polycarbonate construction and a thin, severely brick-like shape. I especially welcome its smooth, almost chalky feel as well.
One of the center selling points of the Asha 210 that Nokia is pushing is its connectivity to certain social networking and messaging services. Using its Wi-Fi or 2G capabilities, users can access these apps with the aforementioned shortcut key that's left of the center navigational button.
Though the Asha line isn't bound for the U.S., the 210's $72 price tag make it reasonably affordable in developing markets. It also sports the bare tech necessities, such as a camera and Internet connectivity, and its dual-SIM capabilities adds on to its global appeal. Most importantly, however, is its ties with demographic-specific social media services. Pushing apps like Facebook and WhatsApp elevates the handset ttoday's market.