Nokia C1 and C2: First ever dual-SIM for Nokia

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).

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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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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

126 Responses

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  3. Avatar for kvicente kvicente says:

    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.

  4. saan kya mrami ngttinda nyan gus2 ko nyan simple pre maganda.,.,. prang simple pero dual sim na.,., san k p.,.

  5. Avatar for jose-isoke jose-isoke says:

    this is my second times to use dual-sim phones without problems, and Nokia is the best one and I love it

  6. Avatar for elizel elizel says:

    mag kano po itong model na to ?
    and ung x1-01 ?
    pls answer

  7. Avatar for NORBEN NORBEN says:


  8. Avatar for ian ian says:

    nakakasira ng sim yan eh… mark my word!!!!

  9. Avatar for Roy Roy says:

    Nagtanong ako kanina sa abenson’s ATC, P2,990 yung c2-00.

  10. Avatar for zebedee zebedee says:

    wow naks ako wala pa c200 c100 lang

  11. Avatar for jayden jayden says:

    san bah pwde bbLi ng c2-00 at magkano ang price nyan ?

  12. Avatar for itchen itchen says:

    magkano ang nokia c2 00

  13. Avatar for dianne canaveral dianne canaveral says:

    how much po sa nokia mismo??

  14. Avatar for boniknik boniknik says:

    ok ang c2!! hnd nmn ngloloko ung sa akin!!! ang sarap gamitin!!! 2lad ko n abroad, pwd2 e2 ilbas ka malaki pakinabang hahaha!!!

  15. Avatar for the one the one says:

    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..

  16. Avatar for tata tata says:

    guzto kuh nang bumili nyan san fuh pde bumili fuh

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