Facebook (News - Alert) and Nokia recently entered into a partnership to introduce a built-in Facebook button on the new Nokia Asha 205, the first Nokia (News - Alert) phone that includes a dedicated Facebook button, designed for users looking for fastest, one-click access to popular Facebook features. The phone allows people to easily access the Facebook app and use the messaging features.
In a statement, Javier Olivan, head of growth, engagement and mobile for Facebook, said, "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."
Officials said that the users who use the messaging features on the Facebook app can now easily see which of their friends are online to start chatting with them right away. They can also reach more of the people they know, wherever they are, no matter what device they are using.
The Nokia Asha 205 helps users to easily access certain other Facebook features like sharing photos and status updates 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 Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "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."
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey