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Update: Nokia C2-00, X1-01 Dual SIM

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.

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

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57 Responses

  1. razorous says:

    The x1 looks neat :)

  2. 1001 says:

    nokia c2 for me. can’t wait for it.

  3. zzz says:

    same old brand new you.. nokia talaga. .

  4. eRvN says:

    i also like the look of x1, reminds me of my old lg ku250, simple black candybar phone

  5. Cherie says:

    Yes, finally! C2-00 is perfect for a back up phone. I’m going to get one for sure.

  6. Chris says:

    What are the colors available for each model?

    • 1001 says:

      for nokia x1-01: Red, Dark Grey, Ocean Blue, Orange, White
      for nokia c2-00: Dynamic Gray, Jet Black, Magenta, Dark Blue, Snow White

  7. raph says:

    thank for the update yugs! FINALLY!!! :)

  8. UPLB-2008-37*** says:

    Actually, they say that these phones are not ‘dual-active’. Can you please clarify on this?

    • JKisaragi says:

      Yep. I’ve read somewhere that it is dual-standby and not dual-active.

      Although I did some research and found an entry in Wikipedia:

      “Though a new generation of Dual SIM Phones, called “Dual SIM Dual Standby” (DSDS) provide the ability to have 2 active SIM simultaneously, using only one transceiver. This is for example technology used in M158 Slider Touch & Type Dual SIM Mobile Phone, K-Touch A982, LG-GX200, Philips Xenium – X100, Samsung B5722 and Samsung E2152.”

      So, maybe it uses the same technology? Can we confirm this one Sir Abe?

    • Mike says:

      I have read on this website that you have to turn it off before you can switch to other sim card.


    • JKisaragi says:

      (After further research…)

      For the X1-01, you really have to turn it off to have one of the SIM cards replaced because the two SIM trays are located inside the phone (at the back of the battery slot), which is where it usually is on most dual-SIM China phones.

      The C2-00 on the other hand has a hot-swap functionality where one SIM tray is inside and the other SIM tray is accessible from the side, where you can swap SIM cards without turning the phone off.

      For both, they are DSDS: “Dual SIM, Dual-Standby devices allow users to choose which SIM card to use for calls, messages and other functions, and switch between them easily from call to call. The ‘Dual-Standby’ part means that you can always receive notification of calls and messages on each account – rather than having to switch your SIM cards on and off.”

      It all boils down to preference now I guess. I’m torn between the two really. XD

      Source: http://conversations.nokia.com/2011/05/24/twice-as-nice-nokia-x1-01-and-nokia-c2-00-with-dual-sim-2/

  9. xerdoms says:

    Yes! Finally. C2-00 for me.

  10. csseyah says:

    pwede para sa second phone ito… wait wait din ako!

  11. Kai says:

    hope sir Abe can have some kind of review for these two, is it worth the wait? and how does their dual standby system work…

  12. metal1369 says:

    finally a reliable dual sim phone.

  13. raph says:


    favor.. if you do a review on these phones, kindly include a section on it’s PC data (contacts, calendar, SMS) synchronization. would appreciate it.


  14. jill says:

    Are the Nokia haters on vacation? Couldn’t find any of them today. For a change.

  15. wis says:

    were you able to try how loud the x1 speaker is? coz that’s their selling point aside from the dual sim right?…

  16. Rich says:

    Dapat ginawa nalang nilang Dual-Sim yung 5310, manipis na music phone at dual sim pa! papatok yun sa Masa!

  17. TechLinking says:

    C2-00 is perfect for a back up phone. I’m going to get one for sure.

  18. Rex Santos says:

    This phones are going to be essential part of business tools. Many business managers are using Sun Cell for business communications. And Smart or Globe for personal communications.

  19. Wreekz888 says:

    I will get cherry mobile instead of this with tv and dual sim both active and cheap nd has loud sound. I got nightmare with their nokia dual sim wherein you got to turn off and on to use the sim.

  20. Inaabangan ko yang cellphone na yan na irelease ng Nokia dito sa Pinas. Nakita ko lang kasi yan sa nokia site ng ibang country, pero dahil sa tagal, bumili ako ng MyPhone B12 duo na may konting resemblance sa X1-01.

    @Rich: May 5310 na china made na dual sim, slim type talaga, kuhang kuha ung itsura, pati GUI. grabe na nga ngayon, ang lulupit na ng mga china made na cellphone. Kaya mas pinipili pa yun ng masa kasi bukod sa mura na, parehong pareho ng itsura, dual standby pa ang dalawang sim na nilagay. Di ba?

  21. fr0stbyte says:

    Wow! A year late!! WIll still get one. I do hope it ships by June else it’d be a bummer.

  22. gemsimmx says:

    sana instead if dual sim phone, dual imsi sim na lang, para di na kailangan bunili ng phone atsaka mas maganda pa sa kalikasan kasi mas maraming resource ang kailangan para gumawa ng dual sim phone kesa sa dual imsi sim. sana lang…

  23. jeff says:

    sana nga. i release na yan… agad agad.. its june 1 2011 na.. i release na yan.. bibili agad ako niyan . now na.. c2-00

  24. phtazzy says:

    kailan kaya ang official release date ng nokia c2-00? wala bang reviews diyan..

  25. biznizdok says:

    June 2 na…. ala pa rin sa mga SM malls.

  26. jeff says:

    its june 3. today..mamaya punta ako sm , ill ask

    kung meron..

    I’m sure sasabihin. ” sir wala pa po ”

    question: ah may idea kayo kailan i release ?

    answer: ay sir wala po kaming idea eh , baka next week balik kayo. ( lahat ng stores ganyan ang sagot, bwisit )

  27. biznizdok says:

    June 17 launching daw… sa Nokia SM Mega mall

  28. biznizdok says:

    launching daw sa JUne 17… sa Nokia SM Mega mall

  29. Ritchie Blackmore says:

    I dropped by at Nokia Robinson’s Galleria. I was quoted by a lady that they’ll release the X1-01 come June 17. And the price will be at P1999. I’m not sure if that’s gonna be true.

  30. JKisaragi says:

    For a music phone, mahirap siguro gamitin ang X1-01 to transfer music files. Wala kasing USB port >_<

  31. deuts says:

    Got the Nokia C1-00 already. And the Nokia X1-01 looks interesting. Dual-standby and a music player… battery life is just as good as the C1-00.. might be time to switch when this comes out. Gotta check the device’s build first, though.

  32. fr0stbyte says:

    Kita-kits na lang doon biznizdok. Haha. Gotta get this phone!

  33. Nikka says:

    SRP of these products has been released. Nokia C2-00 at P2,990 (!) and Nokia X1-01 at P1,990 (!!) Just watch out for it!

  34. Mich says:

    Are these phones dual active? Thanks!

  35. jeff says:

    ang tagal namang i-release.. gusto ko na bumili.. dali.. i release na. correct . c2-00 is 2,990 sabi ng girl sa nokia moa.

  36. Ritchie Blackmore says:

    Kaasar! Sabi ng Nokia Rob Gale sa June 17 daw. Pagbalik ko kahapon sabi sa June 18! Ano ba talaga?

  37. dave says:

    meron na po sa megamall ng x1-01, di nokia store, di ko napansin name ng store basta sa cyberzone mega, P1800 daw.. yung c2-00 wala pa daw..

  38. xyrizh says:

    ang mahal nmn ng c2-00 and x1.. hindi na po ba bababa yan?????

  39. I bought the Nokia X1-01 yesterday for P1,990 here at Ayala Center Cebu.

    Contrary to what others are saying, you don’t have to turn off the phone to switch to another SIM.

    BOTH NETWORKS are active, meaning, I can receive text messages from the two networks that I’m using (I’m using Globe and SUN).

  40. jewel says:

    Is C2-00 available already? I went to Nokia store in SM City Sta. Rosa last wednesday, still not available.

    Muntik ko na bilhin yun X1-01 pero I’ll wait pa din sa C2-00 hopefully by tomorrow hehe :)

  41. pam says:

    where can we buy C2-00?

  42. cherry says:

    i want to buy c2-00 hope i could buy now,,,i really want it…

  43. Johnson says:

    Both dual sim phones are not worth your money. How can you say that it is dual stand by when the other sim can not receive calls if you are using the other sim. Plus signal is weak thereby causing battery to deplete very fast because the phone keeps scanning for signal.

    • zymesh says:

      thats why its call “Stand-by”. IM using one right now and both signals are at Full bars. Pretty decent for its cheap price.

  44. Zymesh says:

    Just got the X1-01 in Nokia store Greenhills for 1,950. When your on a call on Sim1, Sim2 will be disabled. Texting wont disable the sims, but sometimes the signal drops to zero on random sim and im not even using it. might be a bug?

    • Ash ng Cainta says:

      It’s not a bug. It’s just your logic. Of course, since you’re using a single device with 2 sim cards, when you get/make a call using sim 1, sim 2 is inactive.

      Now that may be a bug in your brain. :)

    • Zymesh says:

      “im not even using it.” was that hard to read. Did you even comprehend my post?

  45. dumb says:

    @Zymesh: I second to that, signal disappears occasionally

  46. ren says:

    My X1-01 drops signal occasionally too. I also think that it was a bug too after changing the name of the SIMS. Therefore I restore factory settings and let the default name of the SIMS as SIM1 and SIM2, my X1-01 spent overnight without signal drops, or it drops but only for 3secs.

    This morning, thinking that I fixed the problem of my phone, I tried customizing the name of my SIMS again, and now my SIM1>GLOBE drops signals for about 30 seconds but my SIM2>SUN was always at full bar.

    I restore the default factory settings again but SIM1>GLOBE continue to drop signal. Now I restore the factory settings for one last time, hoping that it won’t drop it’s signal again. ANyway, im going at cellway @ SM Las PiÑas southmall for my X1-01.

  47. Nibs says:

    Sim1>globeA, Sim2>pldt LL+ = globe signal drops even when phone is not in use.

    Sim1>pldt LL+, Sim2>globeB = globe signal drops even when phone is not in use.

    Sim1>globeA, Sim2>globeB = no signal drop.

    there is problem in globe sim when used on dual sim phones in tandem with other carriers’ sims.

    Phone: Nokia C2-00.

    • mikel says:

      @Nibs its not true that globe has the problem if u tandemed it to other sim cards in dual sim phone. actually i have two c2-00 1st one was purchased @ Philippines the other one is from Europe italy to be exact. i tried both phone using globe, smart and sun sims…signaldropping freq occuring at the phone purchased in the Philippines while the other c2-00 for europe dont have any problem on signal dropping.. others suggested to update the firmware to resolve but sadly the firmware of both phone were the same version…so what would be causing the signal dropping?????

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