So we finally got a definite answer from Nokia Philippines regarding their dual-SIM handsets. Both the Nokia C2-00 and the Nokia X1-01 will be locally available soon (as early as a June release I bet).
Had lunch today with their Corporate Communications Manager who showed me the two handsets working and running as expected. No reason was given as to why the very long delay.
The Nokia X1-01 is the music phone version of their dual-SIM line-up and will be priced just under Php2,500. The Nokia C2-00, which ahs a hot-swappable SIM tray, will retail for under Php3,500.