The Nokia physical QWERTY keyboard surprise was... the Asha 210

So the other day we ran the story where Nokia teased a QWERTY keyboard that was either part of an unexpected Lumia Windows Phone, or a new feature phone from the Asha series. We went with the latter and Nokia today announced the Asha 210. While it's not a Windows Phone, the family of products is an important one for Nokia and it's worth covering to squash any speculation of a Lumia with a physical keyboard.

So, out of interest, what does the Asha 210 sport in terms of specifications? We're talking both single and dual SIM versions, sporting a 2.4-inch QVGA (320x240) display, 2MP camera and SD support with 64MB internal storage. Not bad at all. The design is actually really pleasing and looks like a sibling to the Lumia line of Windows Phones.

Here's a short video of the Nokia Asha 210:

Source: Nokia Conversations; thanks, slayerjayslb, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.