WeChat is now available on Nokia Asha smartphones

Recently, WeChat reaches 50 billion user base. Yesterday, I received the news that WeChat is available on Nokia Asha smartphones. That is another huge step for WeChat as Nokia is targeting Asha smartphones for the emerging markets.

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So, if you have a Nokia Asha smartphone, download WeChat now to start chatting (voice too) with your friends. Here is the Press Release.

Press Release

WECHAT NOW AVAILABLE ON NOKIA ASHA SMARTPHONES

Singapore, 30 May 2013 –WeChat, a leading innovative mobile social communication application, is now available on the Nokia Asha Touch family of smartphones.

“We are delighted to bring WeChat to Nokia Asha Touch smartphones, thereby further extending the reach of this leading mobile social app. Nokia Asha Touch smartphone users can now enjoy a new way to connect with family and friends for free with WeChat. Our mission is to provide the best possible user experience, and we aim to offer both state of the art functions and maximizing service quality. We are excited about the launch and Nokia Asha Touch smartphone users will be pleased by the performance and experience brought by WeChat,” said Dennis Hau, Head of Product Centre, International Business Group, Tencent.

“Social networking and messaging apps have gained great popularity amongst Nokia Asha consumers, who are socially active on the go,” said Jarmo Jokinen, Head of Mobile Phone Services, Messaging, Nokia. “We’re excited about Tencent’s support in launching WeChat for Nokia Asha smartphones. WeChat enriches the Nokia Asha user experience and we look forward to working closely with Tencent to bring even more innovative WeChat features to our customers on the Asha smartphones and in a large number of new and in-market Series 40 devices.”

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WeChat for Nokia Asha Touch Smartphones comes with its signature “Hold-to-Talk” feature which allows users to send voice messages over a mobile or data network. Users can also chat with a maximum of 40 friends online through WeChat’s group chat feature.

Designed to easily chat with friends or to connect with people from all around the world, WeChat allows users to add friends through various methods, including connecting to users via their phone books and through WeChat IDs.

As a precautionary measure to safeguard the privacy of WeChat users, only friends who are granted permission by the user will be able to communicate to the users. Against the backdrop of security and privacy concerns on social media, these measures leave users with a peace of mind, and ensure that users are sharing and interacting only with fellow users who are trusted contacts.

The application is available for download in Nokia Store and official WeChat website.

About WeChat

WeChat is an innovative mobile social communications application designed for smartphone users. WeChat is free for downloads from app stores running on iOS, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Phone operating systems*.

WeChat users can add friends by a wide range of innovative actions and methods, including scanning QR codes, connecting users’ Facebook profiles and phone books and activating location-based functions such as “Look Around” and “Shake”. This application enhances social interaction by supporting exchanges of text, voice and video, emoticons, and photos with their friends over data networks. Users can choose to communicate on one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”.

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For more information and application download, please visit www.wechat.com.

*Some features may not be available for certain operating systems due to the product development cycle. 

ABOUT NOKIA

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia

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