Nokia unveiled its latest entry-level C Series Nokia C1-00 Mobile Phone that is most affordable priced and is the first Nokia mobile phone to feature a 2-in-1 double SIM (GSM+GSM) solution.
The entry-level Nokia C1-00 Dual-SIM phone is a dual-band GSM 900/1800 MHz network ready handset that boasts of dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capability (no dual standby) and is light weight at 72.9 gms.
Nokia C1-00 boasts of incredible standby battery time of up to six weeks, the longest ever for a Nokia mobile phone, that would be especially useful in those parts of the world where access to electricity is sometimes limited.
The Nokia C1-00 features a small 1.8-inch 158 x 160 pixels 65,000 color capable TFT color display and comes with unspecified amount of internal memory that allows upto 500 entries phone book with 20 dialed, 20 received and 20 missed calls records.
There is no support for memory card slot in this ultra-cheap handset.
The Nokia C1-00 also does NOT feature any data connectivity option like GPRS and Bluetooth and does Not even include USB port for wired connectivity.
The Nokia C1-00 mobile phone is equipped with FM radio and this dual-SIM handset also features MP3 ringtones, Vibration alert, SMS, built-in Flash light, organizer, standard headphone jack and few games.
“By simply holding down a key, people are able to switch between SIM cards. This enables them to take advantage of reduced call rates, flexibility when traveling from one country to another, or helps with sharing a phone within a family and still use their own SIM,” said Alex Lambeek, Vice President at Nokia. “This is a great added convenience feature considering the low price of the phone.”
Available in several colors including Blue, Red, Light Gray, Sea Green, the entry-level handset comes with Li-Ion 1020 mAh battery that can provide upto 13 hours of talk time and upto incredible 46 days of standby time.
Price and Availability (updated: 30-Aug-2010)
The Dual-SIM capable Nokia C1-00 handset is now available in India for the price of Rs. 1,999 with one year standard warranty while another Dual-SIM capable Nokia C2-00 handset is also available in India for the price of Rs. 2,500 with one year standard warranty.