The dream comes true for Nokia fans. Nokia has released their first Dual SIM phone C2 and C1-100 today . Dual SIM was a most demanded feature from the Nokia users’ community and was a hot discussion topic in Nokia Forum.
“By simply holding down a key, people are able to switch between SIM cards, meaning that they can take advantage of reduced call rates, flexibility when traveling from one country to another, or being able to share a phone within a family and still use their own SIM card. This is a great added convenience feature, considering the low price of the phone.”
The model C1 is a dual SIM handset, but only one SIM will work at a time. Simultaneous operation is not possible. You have to switch between the SIM cards for usage. The only advantage is that no physical SIM change is required.
C1-100 is a Series 30 device, comes with a s/by battery backup of 6 weeks, 500 phonebook entries and the standard features like FM Radio with 3.5 mm jack. The model will be available in blue, red, light grey and green colours , expected to be available by third quarter of 2010.
Nokia says “Over the past two years, we think it’s safe to say, here on Conversations you guys have been calling for this as a functionality you’d love to see from Nokia. It’s listened and has delivered the Nokia C2”
Nokia C2 is the advanced version of C1. Same as of standard Dual SIM handsets Nokia C2 offers the simultaneous usage of two SIM cards, means the incoming calls and text messages can be received to either number while the phone is on. The unique feature in this Dual SIM handset is the “hot –swappable” SIM card feature- This facilitates removal and insertion of SIM card when the phone is on.
C2 is a Series 40 device . The other features include 1000 entries phone book, 16.5 days long standby time, Bluetooth, GPRS and VGA camera, FM radio, Music player, Micro SD expandable upto 32 GB.
Nokia C2 is expected to be available in market by the last quarter of this year and it will cost around 45 Euros (Approx Rs 2600/-) excluding the taxes.
Source: Nokia Forum
Now Nokia dual SIM phones C1-00 is available in India for Rs 1199/- . The more advanced dual SIM dual standby model C2 is expected to be available shortly at a cost of Rs 2500/- (aproximate).
Full specification of C 1-00 here
Full specifications of C2 here