Nokia C2 Series Devices Gearing Up for Q3 Roll Out

June 21, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Having difficulty in choosing a Touch & Type device? Finding it tough to pick the best dual-SIM phone? Itching for a great entertainment and web experience at an affordable price? The new Nokia C2 series could be your answer. This summer will see Nokia broaden the budget-oriented market with their new models –  C2-02, C2-03 and C2-06.

These S40 (Symbian)  products come with dual-SIM slots and a feature called ‘Quick Swap’ that helps you save SIM profiles to easily enable them as soon as the new SIM is entered. That means you can save reboot time. One SIM slot is located inside the phone, while the other is on the surface so as to allow easy SIM changes. We hear the handsets can save up to 5 SIM profiles!

The C2 series will see the return of the slider phone, with the touchscreen covering the keypad. You can perform certain actions on the screen then slide the screen up so as to reveal the keypad underneath, all with one hand. Other common features include FM radio, the newly-released Nokia Browser for Series 40 and a memory card slot.

The Nokia C2-03, at 118g, is a perfect fit in your pocket or hand. The smartphone comes with a 240 x 320 with 65K color display. The quoted standby time is about 400 hours – with a 5-hour talk time and a 35-hour music playback time. A memory slot of 32GB will ensure you have no storage hassles, so you can click away with its 2MP rear camera.

The Nokia C2-06 is yet to be officially announced. It is believed to have in-built social networking apps. If that is the case, it is sure to be a hit among the networking fans.

There are reports of the phone having a 32GB memory slot, but that is pure speculation.

As with the other C2 devices, it is sure to have a 2MP camera with video recording. The downside of the new C2 series is that they don’t support 3G, WiFi or Edge. But with the newly installed Nokia browser, it might not be much of an issue.

The series is expected to enter the markets by the third quarter of the year. The prices, though not officially announced, are affordable, hovering in the range of $100-$120. The resistive touchscreen-keypad coupled with dual-SIM slots should ensure its rise to fame.

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