Nokia has brought yet another innovation in the mobile world. After launching a gold-plated mobile phone, Nokia has now launched a dual sim smart phone, the Nokia C2-03. A touch and type phone which supports dual sim. This phone is the third touch and type phone Nokia has produced. Mary Docwell, the head of Nokia’s Mobile Phone business unit has this to say –
The Nokia C2-03 makes managing multiple SIMs simpler, without compromising on any other features. Why should consumers have to choose between touch and keypad, or forego a great web, map, entertainment or email experience? With the Nokia C2-03 we have made it all available on one affordable device.
It is a touch and type slider phone. It has a 2 megapixel camera. It has a display of 2.4 inches with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The internal memory of this phone is 10 MB and is expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card. This phone runs on Symbian S40 operating system. New Nokia Maps will be available in this phone as a part of Symbian S40. It has a dual Quad Band GSM Network. You can easily change SIM cards because of the easy swap dual SIM feature in this phone. It also has a feature, “Favorite Contacts” which can help you to set your favorite friends and family’s contacts in a special place. This feature supports up to 9 contacts. You can access your email easily with Nokia C3-02. Nokia Maps, as told above is available. This phone makes browsing easy with the Nokia browser. Ovi Store is pre-installed and would give you the opportunity to download thousands of applications available.
Nokia C2-03 will be available in India, China, SEAP, Eurasia and MEA in the third quarter of 2011. It is a low-cost dual sim phone which will definitely get Nokia a lot of eyeballs and an increase in their share.
The expected price of Nokia C2-03 in India is around Rs. 4,850.
Nokia has been a great mobile producer and is definitely one of the best in India but when it comes to dual-sim phones, Nokia is the one lacking behind because it has just launched 2 dual-sim phones. Nokia, to cover up the dual-sim lag, has announced two new dual-sim phones that would be launching by the end of June. The phones are Nokia X1-00 and Nokia C2-00.
Nokia X1-00 is a 1.8 inch small phone with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. It weighs just a mere 91 grams. It has a TFT screen. One of the plus points in this phone is that it has a dedicated music key. It has stereo FM radio. Sadly, no internet and connectivity is available. The phonebook allows 500 entries. It has a microSD memory card slot using which you can increase the memory to 16GB. This phone runs on Symbian series 30. The biggest plus point of this phone is that it supports dual sim. It has a Li-Ion 1320 mAh battery with standby time of up to 1032 hours and talk time of up to 13 hours.
The expected price of this phone is Rs. 2,200.
Nokia C2-00 is a 1.8 inch small phone with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. It weighs a lot lesser(than the above phone). Just 74 grams. It has stereo FM radio as well as FM recording. Internet can be accessed using GPRS. Bluetooth v2.0 is also available. The phonebook allows 500 entries. It has a microSD memory card slot using which you can increase the memory to 32 GB. This phone runs on Sybmian series 40. It has a VGA rear camera. This phone supports dual sim. It has a Li-Ion 1020 mAh battery with standby time of up to 396 hours and talk time of up to 4 hours.
The expected price of this phone is Rs. 2,900.
Both the phones are under Rs. 3,000 and are very affordable. Which one you do you like? Would you buy any? Do comment.
Dual Sim mobiles have capability of holding dual SIM cards at one time. You can use both the SIM cards very easily. Dual SIM mobiles are very useful for some people who use two SIMs, one for all the incoming calls and one for outgoing with extra features in order to save money. In this post I am going to share 5 mobiles which you should consider to buy if you are looking for a Dual Sim mobile phone.
Samsung Guru 36
Samsung Guru 35 is a dual SIM mobile with some good features. It is light weight with 80 grams. The memory of this phone is expandable up to 2 GB using a MicroSD card. It has a VGA camera. Both the SIMs in the mobile can be on call receiving stand by when in use. It has GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth. Standby time of 660 hours and a talk time of up to 11 hours. This is a great dual SIM mobile with some good features and is at affordable price. The price of this mobile is around Rs. 3550.
Nokia C1-00 is the first dual SIM mobile from Nokia. It has a resolution of 128×160 pixels and a display of 1.8 inches. It has a special button for SIM switch. The weight of this mobile is extremely light, 72 grams. It doesn’t have any card slots. The phone book can contain 500 contacts. It has a FM radio. The standby time of this mobile is 1152 hours and the talk time is up to 13 hours. It uses Li-on battery with 1020 mAh. This phone has great features if we see the low cost so if you are in need of a dual SIM mobile and have a low budget, then this mobile is recommended by me. The price of Nokia C1-00 is just Rs. 1800.
LB KS660 is a touch screen dual SIM mobile. It has a lot of great features. It has a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. This phone has a unique scratch-proof display screen. It uses Li-on 950 mAh with a standby time of 250 hours and a talk time of 210 minutes. It has GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth and USB v2.0. The memory of this phone is expandable up to 8 GB using a MicroSD card. It has a resolution of 240×400 pixels and a display of 3 inches. Its weight is 105 grams. You should buy this one if you want a dual SIM mobile with some awesome features. The price of LG KS660 is around Rs. 8000.
Spice D-88 Dual Sim Mobile
This is a dual network mobile which offers both GSM and CDMA. It is a 90 gram mobile. It has a 1.3 mega pixel camera. It supports both GSM and CDMA active connections at the same time. It allows you to switch between both the Sims easily anytime. It has an expandable memory of 2 GB using microSD card. It has a standby time of around 120 hours and a talk time of around 6 hours. It has a good number of features and one of the biggest selling point is that it supports both GSM and CDMA so you should buy this mobile if you have the required budget. The price of Spice D-88 Dual Sim is around Rs. 7,350.
Samsung [email protected] 322 is a qwerty keypad mobile with dual SIM feature. It has a 1.3 mega pixel camera. It has a standby time of 500 hours and a talk time of 11 hours. Internal memory of 54 MB, expandable up to 8 GB using a microSD memory card. Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE and USB v2.0 is available. It has a resolution of 220 x 176 pixels and a display of 2.2 inches. This mobile has a lot of great features and a qwerty keypad which is just superb according to its low price. The price of Samsung [email protected] 322 is around Rs. 5000.
Those were the top 5 dual SIM mobiles according to me. I would suggest you Nokia C1-00 if you are really in need of a dual SIM mobile. And if you need a dual SIM mobile with some awesome features then I would suggest you LG KS660 and Samsung [email protected] 322. So, from the top 5, my 3 picks are – Nokia C1-00, LG KS660 and Samsung [email protected] 322.
So, after seeing the features, specifications and price of the phones, which dual SIM mobile are you planning to buy?