NAIROBI, Kenya – The first of a veritable army of Cseries phones announced today is a handset sporting double-SIM functionality, the Nokia C1. Topping the trio of Nokia C1 handsets announced today (more here), it’s the most affordable of the three, coming in at a bargain price of 30 Euros before taxes and subsidies. How much bang do you get for your buck? Read on to find out more.
The Nokia C1 (C1-00) allows you to have the one handset housing two SIM cards, the first device of its kind. Alex Lambeek, vice president, Nokia had this to say about the functionality:
“By simply holding down a key, people are able to switch between SIM cards, meaning that they can take advantage of reduced call rates, flexibility when traveling from one country to another, or being able to share a phone within a family and still use their own SIM card. This is a great added convenience feature, considering the low price of the phone.”
Running the Series 30 interface, the C1-00 also comes boasting a stupendous standby battery time of up to six weeks, the longest ever on a Nokia phone, plus room for 500 phonebook entries, and 250 text messages onboard. Aimed at those in the developing world there’s also some handy features such as a flashlight and an FM radio with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
In terms of design, it measures in at 15mm thin and weights 73g with the battery and sports a full colour screen.
The Nokia C1 (C1-00) will be available in the third quarter of 2010 in blue, red, light grey and green.