Today Nokia unveiled a couple of new entry-level additions to its mobile phone portfolio. The Nokia C2-01 is meant to be Nokia's cheapest 3G phone, while the Nokia X2-01 has a full QWERTY keyboard as its key selling point.
Both C2-01 and X2-01 are feature phones running on the company's proprietary Series 40 platform. The 3G radio on the Nokia C2-01 supports the 850/1900/2100 bands, but there is sadly no HSDPA. The handset packs a 2" QVGA screen, a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and a microUSB port.
Music lovers will appreciate the C2-01 standard 3.5mm audio jack and its built-in stereo FM radio with RDS. There's also a microSD card slot to help you store all your tracks.
Nokia C2-01 will be available in Q1 2011 in Black, Warm silver and White color versions. It price should be around 70 euro after taxes.
Note that, unlike the original Nokia C2-00, this is a single SIM device. Oh boy, were we wrong to complain !
The Nokia X2-01 on the other hand lacks any high-speed data connectivity (EDGE is the best it offers), but packs a larger 2.4 QVGA screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. It's other highlights include a VGA camera, 3.5mm audio jack and stereo FM radio with RDS. A microSD memory expansion slot is also present.
Unlike the C2-01, Nokia X2 will hit shelves in time for the holiday shopping spree. It will be available in Red, DeepGrey, Silver, Lilac and Azure and should cost about 80 euro, again after taxes.