Nokia's first full dual-SIM phone, the Nokia C2 is a basic entry-level device aimed primarily at emerging markets. Nokia C2 comes with Bluetooth, a microSD slot, a multimedia player, FM radio, VGA resolution camera, a 3.5mm audio connector, and in addition the standard sales package includes a Nokia WH-102 stereo wired headset.
The display is a basic 1.8" 128 x 160 pixel panel, and network support is limited to dual-band GSM with GPRS data only, and the operating system is Series 40 rather than anything fancy. The clever part with the C2 is the dual-SIM capability. Both SIMs are active at the same time, so it really is like having two phones at once as either SIM can receive calls and the user can decide which SIM to use when dialing out.
Nokia C2 Perhaps the cleverest thing with the dual-SIM arrangement is that the second SIM is hot-swappable through a slot in the C2, so it can be inserted when the phone is on. The C2 also comes with the usual Series 40 applications for personal information management, plus an email client and web browser.
The multimedia player can cope with MP3, WMA and AAC formats, which when combined with the memory slot and 3.5mm audio socket will make it a useful music player. Nokia estimates that the C2 has up to 4 hours talk time and 16.5 days standby time, whether this is in dual-SIM or single-SIM configuration is not very clear. The handset weighs just 74 grams and measures 108 x 45 x 15mm.It is also a nice looking phone, available in gray, black, magenta, blue and white color schemes.
|Device type||Basic value phones|
|Model name||Nokia C2-00 (Black)|
|Memory slot||micro SD card, up to 32GB|
|Form factor||Candy Bar|
|Music & Video|
|Music player||Nokia Media Player, with 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Ringtones||MP3, AAC & WMA|
|Data & Connectivity|
|Bluetooth||Yes, ver 2.1 with EDR|
|Radio||Stereo FM Radio with FM Recording|
|GPRS||Yes, Class 12 for fast connectivity|
|USB||Yes, micro USB|
|Network & Battery|
|Network||Dual SIM (GSM+GSM), Dual Standby. Dual Band GSM 900/ 1800 MHz. Hot swappable 2nd SIM slot|
|Battery||1020 mAh, lithium|
|System & software|
|Web browser||Opera mini 4.0|
|Java||Yes, MIDP 2.0|
|Phone book capacity||1000 entries|
|Standby time||Up to 200 hours|
|Talk time||Up to 5 hours|
|Dimensions||108 x 45 x 14.7 mm|
|Display size||1.8 inch|
|Display colours||65K TFT|
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