Nokia just announced two dual SIM handsets today, the X1-01 and the C2-00 models. Both handsets have a long battery life and can remember the settings for up to 5 SIM cards. Dual standby is also supported, allowing users to choose which SIM card to use and switch between them.


As far as battery life is concerned, Nokia X1-01 impresses with 43 days of standby time and 13 hours of chatting. Also, you’ll get 36 hours of playback out of this baby, while Nokia C2-00 only provides 19.2 days of standby and 5.75 hours of talk time. We have to mention that both models are intended for developing markets, where power supply isn’t always available.

Nokia X1-01 is clearly a music phone, as proved by the huge speaker on the back, that will cover up quite a few conversations in a room. Actually, this handset has the loudest and clearest speaker that the Finns have ever created. It also supports up to 16GB of storage via SD card, comes with FM radio and an MP3 player plus music keys.

The phone incorporates a flashlight at the top and remembers settings for up to 5 separate SIM cards.  The Nokia C2-00 is another basic model, that offers a nice way to store SIM Cards: one internally and the other accessible via a slot in the side. As far as the OS is concerned, Nokia C2-00 runs Series 40, while the X1-01 relies on the Series 30 operating system.

Back to the C2-00, this one comes with internet access, web browsing, a VGA camera and MMS messaging. 32GB of storage are available via SD card and you’ll find Ovi Life Tools on both models in some countries. Expect the devices to debut this quarter in China, India, Middle East, Africa, Eurasia, Brazil and the South-East Asia/Pacific region.

X1-01 goes for 34 EUR, while the C2-00 costs 45 EUR.

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