Nokia is launching its first phones with dual SIM capability, C1-00 and C2, in India. The news doesn’t come as a surprise as both devices are low-end and should sell like hot cupcakes in the ever growing mobile phone market of the world’s second most populous country.
The first of the two, Nokia C1-01 will retail for 1,999 INR, which is about $42. Although it rocks two SIM card slots, only one of them will work at a time. However, switching between networks is as easy as holding down a key.
On the other hand, Nokia C2 — which costs 2,500 INR (about $54) — allows two SIM cards (presumably both SIM slots are used) to work at the same time. It’s also a better device, rocking a Series 40 UI, GPRS data, Nokia Life Tools pre-installed, stereo FM radio with recording, VGA camera and a microSD memory card slot.
No words on when (or whether) these two will ever hit the western hemisphere. I know many people who dislike smartphones but would appreciate the dual SIM capability…
[Via: Unwired View]