After the launch of C3 and C6 couple of months back, Nokia has announced 4 new handsets under the C series category viz Nokia C1-00, C2-00, C1-01 and C1-02.
Nokia C1 (C1-00)
Being the first Dual SIM handset from Nokia, Nokia C1 (C1-00) features a vivid color screen, bright flashlight, FM Radio, 3.5 mm headset jack and a standby battery time of up to six weeks.
The device is priced at €30 and is expected to ship in Q3 2010.
Nokia C2 (C2-00):
Like Nokia C1-00, Nokia C2 is also a dual SIM handset, however the USP of this device is the hot swappable SIM card slot through which it can keep both the SIM cards active.
Apart from this, Nokia C2 also features a FM Radio, Music Player, External Memory support of upto 32GB micro-SD cards and Nokia’s own services like Ovi Life Tools, Ovi Mail and Nokia Messaging etc.
Priced at €45, Nokia C2 is expected to ship towards the end of Q4 2010.
Both Nokia C1-01 and C1-02 are single SIM devices with external memory support of upto 32GB microSD cards, GPRS, Nokia Messaging.
In addition to that, Nokia C1-01 also possesses a VGA camera.
Nokia C1-01 and C1-02 are priced at €39 and €35 respectively and expected to ship in Q4 2010.
From the Press Release:
Nairobi, Kenya – At a media conference held today in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Nokia unveiled its latest Cseries mobile phones with three new products under the Nokia C1 name, as well as the new dual-SIM Nokia C2 which will follow at the end of the fourth quarter of 2010. At the same event, Nokia also took the wraps off the Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit, an alternative charging solution built especially for people with limited access to electricity.
The most affordable of the Nokia C1 trio (C1-00) is priced at EUR 30 before taxes and subsidies and is the first Nokia mobile phone to feature a 2-in-1 double SIM solution. “By simply holding down a key, people are able to switch between SIM cards. This enables them to take advantage of reduced call rates, flexibility when traveling from one country to another, or helps with sharing a phone within a family and still use their own SIM,” said Alex Lambeek, Vice President at Nokia. “This is a great added convenience feature considering the low price of the phone.”
Nokia C1 owners will also benefit from a standby battery time of up to six weeks, the longest ever for a Nokia mobile phone, especially useful in those parts of the world where access to electricity is sometimes limited. The standard flashlight – often someone’s only means of bright light – is paired with a vivid color screen and FM radio with standard headphone jack, meaning the Nokia C1 is as much about entertainment as it is about convenience.
The Nokia C2 features a dual SIM with dual standby capability. Along with the many capabilities of the Nokia C1, the Nokia C2 can also keep both SIM cards active; meaning calls and text messages can come to either number while the phone is on. The first SIM card on the Nokia C2 sits underneath the battery and the second is ‘hot-swappable’, a feature unique to Nokia which means it can be removed and inserted when the phone is on.
Where available, the Nokia C2 also offers a wide range of information covering healthcare, agriculture, education and entertainment via Nokia’s Ovi Life Tools, as well as the email account for the developing world, Ovi Mail. In addition to Ovi Mail, people’s favorite consumer email and chat accounts can be pushed direct to the phone via Nokia Messaging. Listening to music is simple with the FM radio and music player, with a massive amount of music storage with the phone supporting micro-SD cards of up to 32GB.
The second and third devices in the Nokia C1 family (C1-01 and C1-02) are both single SIM products, and Nokia’s most affordable devices offering microSD compatibility, enabling people to store up to 32 GB of music, photography, or whatever other media suits them. Both new devices bring very individual designs and exciting colors, bright color screens, web browsing over GPRS and access to Nokia web services such as Nokia Messaging. In addition, owners of the Nokia C1 (C1-01) will also be able to take video and photographs using the built-in VGA camera.