While other handset manufacturers like Samsung and LG have had their own dual-SIM phones for quite some time now, Nokia just made the announcement earlier that they’re joining the party with the Nokia C1 and Nokia C2 (and no, it’s not the bottled tea drink).
Of course, as expected, the dual-SIM handsets that Nokia is releasing are pretty basic and entry-level units (think sub-Php2k Nokia 1100).
The Nokia C1 has 3 sub-models (C1-00, C1-01 and C1-02) with the C1-00 being the cheapest among the three at around Php1,700 before taxes. The handset can run on standby for 6 weeks — the longest in any Nokia phone ever. Not really dual but double SIM (meaning, one SIM active at a time).
And when they said basic entry-level phone, they really mean no features except the ability to make calls and SMS plus FM radio. That’s it! Oh, and a built-in flashlight.
The Nokia C2 has a bit more features in it — Bluetooth, VGA camera, WAP browsing and GPRS with the FM tuner capable of FM recording. The price isn’t very far from the C1 at around Php2,500. Both SIM cards are active with one of the slots hot-swappable (can be switched or replaced anytime even while the phone is turned on).
Being the highest-selling mobile handset brand, I think it’s high time for Nokia to give in to market demand. As I said in my previous entry (Why the resistance to dual-SIM phone?), other local handset brands (including the China phones) have already made a killing selling dual-SIM handsets. One dual-SIM distributor even proudly announced they’re selling 20,000 units a month of the MyPhone (and that’s just one distributor).
Units will be out sometime in 3rd quarter of 2010.
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punta kau sa sun cellular, may promo ngyon plan 150 libre ang phone nokia c2. 12mos to pay pero may 3mos free. bali 9mos mo lng sya babayaran. may 150 load ka pa.
saan kya mrami ngttinda nyan gus2 ko nyan simple pre maganda.,.,. prang simple pero dual sim na.,., san k p.,.
this is my second times to use dual-sim phones without problems, and Nokia is the best one and I love it
mag kano po itong model na to ?
and ung x1-01 ?
MALAKAS BA SOUND IF MAG PATUGTUG KA NG MP3
nakakasira ng sim yan eh… mark my word!!!!
^ Bull. I’ve been using dual-sim phones with no damage to SIMs.
Nagtanong ako kanina sa abenson’s ATC, P2,990 yung c2-00.
wow naks ako wala pa c200 c100 lang
san bah pwde bbLi ng c2-00 at magkano ang price nyan ?
Cheap lng. 2.6t sa ICM ng Bohol
magkano ang nokia c2 00
how much po sa nokia mismo??
ok ang c2!! hnd nmn ngloloko ung sa akin!!! ang sarap gamitin!!! 2lad ko n abroad, pwd2 e2 ilbas ka malaki pakinabang hahaha!!!
yung sa kapatid ko nagloloko c2 niya, nawawalan ng signal sa smart, kahit di sa hotswap ilagay.. globe isa niya, tinry niya sun ilagay, ganun din kahit sa primary sim slot, pero ok naman ang signal ng globe niya.. may nakaka-experience din ba sa inyo ng ganun? sa x1-01 ko kasi ok naman signal ng globe at sun..
guzto kuh nang bumili nyan san fuh pde bumili fuh
@wezkie: sir magkano and saan kayo nakabili?
nice mganda tlga c2-00 i already have 1 :P .. memory size expandable up 2 32gb .. vga camera dual sim standby. . :) very nice features..:) :) :)
sa pag kakaalam ko po,dual sim sila pareho,ung c1 1 sim active,1 nka off….ung c2 po ata 2 sim ang nka standby..parang china phone..
ano ang pinagkaiba ng c1 sa c2????????????
@ed ~ WOW! Sana maka-bili na din ako nyan tomorrow! P2,850 is really nice! So excited! Weee!!! :)))
just bought the c2-00 yesterday and i would say that it’s a good buy for it’s price. vga camera/video recorder, bluetooth, cable connection, gprs and most importantly the dual sim/dual standy feature. love the easy swap feature. got it at P2,850
di na ako nakapag antay .. kaya x1-01 na lang kinuha ko.. without the bluetooth, camera … pero ayus na ito.. ganda pa ng sounds.. mas malakas pa nga sa lappy ko :)
SABI NILA BY THE 3RD WEEK OF THIS MONTH SA SM NORTH . hINDI PA NILA ALAM ANG PRICE… ABANGAN NA LANG NATIN..
wala pa rin dito sa Baguio ang Nokia c2-00 as of yesterday. I hope Nokia makes an official announcement.
wla pang release ng c2-00 dito la union..i’m also waiting for it..mas trusted kc tlga nokia…
sana mag-release na…need it badly for my loader sims…pls. give us updates…thanks!
pare sang store mo nakita ang c2-00?
out na po sa market ang pinananabikan nyong nokia c2-00.
kahapon ko lang sya nakita sa mga cellphone store.
di ko lang natanong kung magkano ang halaga.
Hi Ask lang,
Can we use both sims on Nokia c2 or one at a time?
Much better if active sila parehas sana.
Nokia C2 dual sim phone will hit stores in the Philippines this quarter!
this will never be available in the Philippines. bili kau sa bumbay.. baka meron sila.. sa india lang ata nila ni-release to.
Nokia please give specific date of release
Yuga, please check with nokia if they will still release this model or not anymore. So people who are loyal to the brand will stop expecting.
Why NOKIA C2 is very delayed here in Cebu City?
ay ganun d pala dual ang C2-01, sayang naman, aantayin ko nalang ang C2-00, hope meron na sa market. guys baka may news kau bout C2-00 post nyo naman. tnx
Yeah, meron ng C2-01. Pero hindi sya dual sim. C2-00 yung dual sim. Badtrip nga e. hehe
good to hear that, i hope hindi sya limited edition.
talaga.. how much kaya..
I saw a C2-01 sa RObinson’s pioneer. Damn, nauna pa yung C2-01 kesa sa C2-00
sabi sa march magkaka c2 na sa robinsons metro east.
totoo ba? gusto ko na din kasi magkaron ng nokia c2.
mas gusto ko kasi nokia kesa sa ibang brand ng cp.
please response kung kailan ba talaga magkaka c2 sa sta.lucia or robinsons mall.thanks!
magkano ba ang nokia c2??if lalabas na xa??
got tired of waiting for the c2 so i bought myself an LG-a165, it’s almost exactly the same as the c2: (dual active, can play mp3s, has microsd, fm radio). real solid, doesn’t feel flimsy at all and does the job well if you need a simple phone
i got it for 2990php sa LG glorietta (the tech center upstairs) maybe you can find it somewhere else cheaper ;)
Finally a dual-SIM phone from Nokia. I’m planning to buy soon :)
Thanks for the info.
Ayaw talaga ata gustong ilabas ng Nokia ang C2 dito sa Pinas kasi may C1 at C3 na sa market!
Got tired of waiting for the Nokia C2. Bought a Samsung Punch last December and I love it!!! Very easy to use. :-)
looks like C2 is not coming at all.. might as well go for the samsung punch.
already tired of waiting from nokia. *switching brands*
nagconduct pa siguro ng mga test ang nokia para malaman kung ano pa ang possible na maging error nitong c2..
HI ABE, any update on C2? please….
tagal ng NOKIA C2..laging coming soon nlng sa website nila..
ako Din! inip na inip dyan sa nokia c2 na yan! Many times ko na tinatanong sa Cyberzone sa Megamall, wala pa rin daw until ngayon! eh February 2011 na kaya!
I just bought a nokia C1-01 model because I’m curious with ovi but when my open my mms & gprs ,I still can’t used my ovi. It always appear subscribe to pocket data first and link not available I also call nokia care services but nothing happened, its useless and also I can’t send all my text messages, what the hell is the nokia C1-01 model is, its very disgusting because its not worth it to use it its very useless specially when I send important text messages to my contact,I was so dissaponted with nokia C1-01 ,what kind of a cellphone is that, that not all your text messages can be sent to your contact.I trust nokia cp before but now that I experienced that kind of useless services I want to switch to another brand of cellphone.
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oo nga antagal naman…di ko like C1,…nakabili nako nito dati..pero para ka lang din gumamit ng one sim phone..kaya wait ko talaga ang C2 :)
wala pa ba ang nokia c2??? anyone kung mayron na po available dito sa manila ng nokia c2???
as of dec 18, 2010, no nokia c2 phones at nokia store riverbanks marikina … only the c1 model
please post if you have seen one already
Hay Abe, any news on when Nokia will release C2? I want reliable brand of dual SIM phone.
Today daw ang launch nitong phone san kaya meron?
C2 has delayed release; coming out Q1 2011 pa.
kelan po ba darating sa davao ang c2-00? asked nokia center kagabi wala pa silang updates….aantayin kita c2!!!!!!!!!!! though in need na tlga ako ng phone….sana maging available ka na poh!!!!
C2 nasa market na ba?
great job Nokia! u waited… :) u let them chinaphones have their time… knowing the people will still def switch to nokia c2 even when they have chinaphones already… i know i would in a heartbeat! :) hahahaha
like q tlaga ung c2.. sana lumabas na yan!
iba kasi pag nokia! the best!
galing ako Nokia SM.Branch again sabi nila end of November or early December naman daw last time yun din sabi late Oct. & early Nov. maglalabas pa kaya sila?
kelan ba yan lalabas? 4th quarter na of the year 2010 wala pa din. it’s about time to come up a dual sim phone.
@gladys: maybe Nokia C1 yun nakita mo.. tried checking with abensons, ala naman..
any news about the c2? Kelan ba talaga lalabas?
@EROS, yup meron sa abenson waltermart gentri. 1900 ang price.
sure po ba na merong nokia c2-00 diyan sa waltermart gentri // reply po :> thanks
available n b ang c2 s market?i’m from cavite pa eh.mgkano kaya price nya?ok n skin features nya kz i’m into loading business.un myphone q kz eh ng-hang and di n ng-open ulit.hay…sana available n xia.
I’m pertaining to the C2..
Does anyone know if pwede ma-back up SMS nito sa card or PC? I just wanna save my precious messages hehe
hello antagal nmn neto ilabas sa market!! haaayss
kelan po magiging available sa Philippine MArket ang c2-00?
C1 price dito sa Gensan Php 2,290
Hello Nokia, ipadala nyo na C2!
@nestleshai “at around Php1,700 before taxes” it means price un sa ibang country so if sa phil. market na 1,700+tax =Php1,900 . ..(make sense?)
sana na nga yung c2 available na sa market
napunta din ako sa SM north nung sept 22 c1 lang ang available @ ang cost ng C1 ay nasa 2k+ why sabi dito Php1,700 lang?
sabi june pa narelease, galing me sa nokia sa SM-north edsa cyberzone, di prin daw available C2. Sana irelease na this month!
kaya nga angtagal buti pa jan php1980 lang dito sa tarlac php2500 n ung C1 pa lang, next month pa daw ung C2
i just bought C1 this afternoon in one of Nokia stores for Php 1980 :)
At long last, Nokia released dual SIM phones. One question though, is the C2 model dual active/standy or just one at a time…
wala pang Nokia C2, next month pa. I just bought C1 at Greenhills.
ayus meron na pala..
@Jes Naku, nakalimutan ko na… pero nasa bandang 2-3k ang range niya… pero less than 3k yun..
@Ronnel – may nag mention kung magkano yung C2 sa Greenhills?
Pero may nabasa ako sa isang forum na MERON na raw sa Greenhills na c2-00… Hmmm..
I’ve seen the C1-00 already sa SM Southmall Mobile Network…
Worth P1,890 siya…
Cheapest so far..
Sana lumabas na ung C2.. Wew!
will you be able to bridge calls between the 2 networks on the C2, much like a 3-way call?
I doubt na 7,500 ang price niya. Yung C3 nga eh almost the same yung price niya sa India dito sa Philippines (~P550 difference), eto pa kaya na entry level phone lang.
If either is 7.5K, sa Samsung na lang ako
i just called two of our local dealers here the other one told us it will be avaialble by novembe or december no price yet but the other one informed us that they will have their stocks this august but with a price tag of Php 7,500.00! hmmm if thats the case i’ll be tempted to buyLG or Samung brand with more features!
any updates if NOKIA C1 and NOKIA C2 are out in the market?
when it will be available? i hope very soon because i need it badly… i got an accident with thieves around the metro recently…
i don’t want to buy any phone that was made in china, i got no-so-good feedbacks about it (sorry mp,cm,t). anyway, will it be really going to cost 2500? well, not bad…
july, august and september are the months within the 3Q of the year, but really, when? nokia, please be specific on the date it will be available!!!
Any idea when it will be out? I looked around for it but no salesperson could give me a definite date when it’ll be available.
^ by then, baka may dual-SIM iPhone na sana…
By the end of 2010, my phones will be a Nokia C2 and an iPhone 4. Yeah, this is gonna be a good phone. :D
The C2 is exactly what I need as I tote two phones right now (Smart postpaid and Sun prepaid).
Will Smart or Globe include dual sim phone naman kaya sa offerings nila? I doubt!
If you were to choose, what Dual Sim would be worth the money?
I like the look of C1 but the features of C2 are just great…
What you think guys?
C1 is the nokia1616 style only dual sim
I like the Nokia C2 or the Nokia C2-00, slim and hot swappable sim.=)
I’m definitely getting a C2 to replace my Nokia 1202, it’s been a good secondary phone but a second sim slot would be just great! :)
Will wait for the better looking dual sim descendants. These are too blah! It would be cute to have qwerty’s or those that resemble the 6700 slide.
i had a very bad experience with the china dual sim. My sun and pldt wireless doesnt seem to have the right signal strength always experiencing drop calls. Until I decided to try my other nokia phones. No more drop calls. Since then the china dual sim went to the bim. I hope the Nokia dual sim will leave to its name quality phones.
sa wakas, naka-introduce na nang Nokia ang 2nd Dual SIM maliban sa Cherry Mobile’s Dual SIM phones…
Other phone brand already taken advantage the profit from dual-sim phone. why only now nokia!
Now, if only nokia can make prettier dual sim phones and better screens than myphone q22, di na ko mag 2×2 isip pa. Im contented with the loud sound qualitu of mp q22. Maybe nokia can do better.
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This units will definitely a hit.
this unit will definitely a hit. i definitely got unit too :)
I’d wait for better models from Nokia that are dual active, these things are not too pretty. :)
sir abe totoo ba tong netbook? ASUS 1215N?
I’m sure the C2 would sell like hotcakes. It would be popular among companies as well. Two lines in one phone, saves a lot in expenses.
Heaven for business owners and for people on the go!
C1 technology (switching sim) is passe! that technology exist wayback 3210 era. you can buy a dual active sim on C1’s price! stupid move by nokia
Quite a good move by Nokia. They should take care of the Philippine market too. A perfect spare phone for those who have SIM cards from all networks.
Oh, great! :(
When I already bought a dual sim cherry mobile c55 that took me a while getting accustomed to.
But if I find the C2 better than my Cherry C55, I’d still probably buy one.
at last! :)
wow! FINALLY, nokia gave in. I’ll definitely buy one of those. Is it out in the Philippine market already?
Nokia caved in to the pressure and released their first Dual-SIM phones — http://www.yugatech.com/blog/mobile/noki…
@abeolandres After 10 years?
@LaTtEX ganun katindi ang resistance. hehe