Nokia today announced the arrival of their first dual sim model phones, the C1 and C2, “with the target [users] firmly set in the developing world.” The two phones, which will be available in Q4 of this year, will allow users to have two different sim cards running concurrently in the same phone.
- Up to 16.5 days standby battery time
- Micro-SD card slot with support for up to 32GB
- 1000 phone book entries
- VGA camera
- Bluetooth and GPRS
- The ability to change one sim while the phone is still on
- Ovi Life Tools
- Ovi mail
- FM radio and music player
The blog post states that the phone will come at a damage of 45 Euros “before taxes and subsidies.” The two sim phones have been quite popular here in Africa, my country especially, but so far Samsung had been the only known brand that has two sim phones.
I think with the trust people have for Nokia here- we have nothing to do with expensive iStuff- and the popularity of those phone models, we are set to see the company solidify its hold as the biggest phone maker around. I personally though, am not a fan of two sim phones. I am not sure the level of radiation emitted from such phones so I like to play it safe. Will you be giving the phones a try?