Nokia unveiled a number of affordable mobile phones in the C-Series range of cheap phones in 2010. In 2011 a couple of new cheap CSeries phones are in the market with some still being expected. The new cheap Nokia phones targeted at emerging markets include three phones under the C1 name, one under the C2 name, and two under C3 name. The Nokia C-Series consists of two dual-SIM phones, the Nokia C1-00 and Nokia C2-00. A messaging phone with full QWERTY keyboard, Nokia C3. The other two Nokia C1-01 and Nokia C1-02 are the cheapest Nokia phones with MicroSD memory card support.
No new C-Series phone is being expected since Nokia has dropped the old phone nomenclature and adopted an all number nomenclature for its new phones. Note that there are other members of the C-Series range the Nokia C7, C5-03, and C6-01.
Nokia C2-03 is the number one dual-SIM phone from Nokia. It features dual standby and can save settings of up to 5 SIMs. The secondary SIM is also hot-swappable. Nokia C2-03 features a 2.6-inch touchscreen and a slide-out 12-key keypad. It is a GSM phone featuring GPRS/EDGE and has a 2.0MP camera. Nokia C2-03 is currently available in Nigeria at a price of N16,000. Read Nokia C2-03 Specs
Nokia C1-00 is the first Nokia mobile phone to feature a 2-in-1 double SIM functionality, which will enable you switch between SIMs with just a click. It is the entry level C-Series phone. Nokia C1-00 is a basic dual-band GSM phone offering a 1.8-inch colour display. Other features include FM radio, flashlight, and the longest battery life ever from a Nokia phone (up to six weeks standby battery life). Nokia C1-00 is now available and sells around N4,200. Read Nokia C1-00 Overview
Nokia C1-01 offers microSD data card support as well as GPRS data for internet connectivity email, and MMS. Nokia C1-01 is a cheap media phone offering music and video playback as well as support for up to 32GB MicroSD memory card support for storing your media. It is also equipped with a VGA camera enabling you to take photographs and record video. Note that Nokia C1-01 is a dual-band single SIM GSM mobile phone. Nokia C1-01 is now available and sells around N7,500. Read more about Nokia C1-01
Nokia C1-02 are Nokia’s most affordable phone with microSD data card support. It can support up to 32GB MicroSD memory card support for storing your media. Nokia C1-01 is similar in spec with the Nokia C1-02, except that it lacks a camera, so no video recording, but video playback is supported. Nokia C1-02 is not available in Nigeria. Read Nokia C1-02 Overview
Nokia C2-00 is a great dual SIM phone. With Nokia C2-00, both SIMs are active at the same time enabling you to receive calls and text messages to either number while the phone is on. In addition, the secondary SIM is hot swappable meaning that you can remove and insert SIM without having to switch-off the phone. It is similar in spec with the Nokia C1-01, beside the dual-SIM feature. Nokia C2-00 is currently available in Nigeria at a price of around N9,500. Read Nokia C2-00 Overview
Nokia C2-01 is one of the cheapest 3G phones from Nokia. This cheap 3G phone supports high speed internet up to 10.2 Mbps. It has a 2.0-inch display and a 3.2MP camera. Nokia C2-01 is currently available in Nigeria at a price of around N12,000. Like the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, which offered cheap music phone, Nokia C2-01 is a big hit with its 3G offering.
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Nokia C3 is an affordable messaging phone. It features a full physical QWERTY keyboard with impressive messaging and social media features. It is the only member of the C-Series range to offer QWERTY keyboard. Nokia C3 has a 2.4-inch display and a 2.0MP camera. For connectivity, C3 supports GPRS/EDGE and Wi-Fi as well as USB and Bluetooth. The Nokia C3 is currently available and is priced at N16,000.
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Nokia C3-01 is a 3G phone from Nokia that combines a standard phone keypad with a touchscreen. It is called Nokia C3 Touch and Type for this reason. It features a 2.4-inch touchscreen, which is combined with a standard 12-key keypad, giving users the best of both worlds. Nokia C3-01 features 3G, Wi-Fi, 5MP camera with LED flash. It is a Series 40 phone running the 6th Edition. C3 Touch and Type is currently available and is priced at N24,000.
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Nokia leads the way when it comes to entry level mobile phones, no wonder they are very popular in developing countries like Nigeria. Nokia is also good at offering choice. For example all these new CSeries phones share some similar specs, but each offers a distinct feature that will make it appeal to a market segment. It could be price, 3G, touchscreen, dual-SIM, Camera, media storage or internet, the choice is ultimately that of the consumer.
With cheap phones like these users can access social networking sites, download Nokia games from the Nokia Ovi Store, browse the internet and so on.
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Nokia C-Series phones prices
Here are the retail prices of Nokia C-Series mobile phones:
- Nokia C1-00 – N4,200
- Nokia C1-01 – N7,500
- Nokia C1-02 – N/A
- Nokia C2-00 – N9,500
- C2-01 – N12,000
- C3 – N16,000
- Nokia C3 Touch and Type – N24,000
- Nokia C5-03 – N27,500
- Nokia C2-03 – N16,000
- C7 – N50,000
- C6 – N37,000
- Nokia C6-01 – N45,000
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When this phones are launched in Nigeria we advice that you buy only from Nokia authorised dealer shops throughout Nigeria. The major advantage of buying your Nokia mobile phones and other Nokia accessories and enhancements from an authorized Nokia dealer is that you are guaranteed to buy a genuine Nokia product. You also get a one-year warranty on any product you buy, plus good after sales services.
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