Nokia Announces Three New C Series Low-End Handsets; Sports Dual Sim Functionality

Today, Nokia has officially announced three new low-end C series handsets. The handsets are known as the Nokia C1, C1-01, and the C1-02. Yes, we know Nokia has used a stupid naming scheme here. Of the three C1xNokia-C1-02 variants, the C1 is the best in terms of features. The phone sports dual-sim functionality, first ever for a Nokia phone.

Sadly, only one sim card can be active at any given time. However, the phone allows users to switch between the two-sim cards by just pressing a key. The Nokia C1 also boasts of a humongous battery life. Nokia quotes the standby battery time of the phone at up to six weeks. The phone also features a flashlight, an FM radio, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Nokia C1-01 and the C1-02 feature a stylish look, and run on the S40 OS. Both the phones feature Bluetooth, GPRS, a music player, web-browser, a 3.5mm audio jack and an FM radio. The phone’s also sport a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of microSD card. The Nokia C1-01 has a VGA camera, which the Nokia C1-02 lacks.

The Nokia C1 will cost 30 Euros, without taxes and subsidies. The phone is expected to launch in third quarter of this year, and will be available in red, blue, light grey and green color. The Nokia C1-01 has an estimated retail price of 39 Euros, while the C1-02 has an estimated retail price of 35 Euros. Both these phones are expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2010.

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