Nokia C2-01 is an affordable 3G phone based Series 40 OS. 3G on a cheap mobile phone will bring high speed internet within the reach of millions of new people worldwide. That is what Nokia plans to do with the Nokia C2-01, which when launched in first quarter, 2011 will be Nokia’s cheapest 3G phone. Another impressive thing about the Nokia C2-01, is that Nokia was able to include a 3.2 megapixel camera considering that this phone will go for only 70 EUR (ex tax). The Nokia C2-01 also features music player, video player, Stereo FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, support for up to 16GB MicroSD memory card, and Nokia Life Tools.
A cheap 3G phone
Nokia C2-01 is a cheap 3G phone. It will bring fast data services within the reach of millions of people for the first time. Faster internet access means an improved web experience when finding latest news, searching for information, downloading stuff, and catching up with your friends in social networking sites. Nokia C2-01 supports high speed HSDPA internet up to 10.2mbps, subject to network support. Outside 3G network, the Nokia C2-01 accesses data services on GPRS/EDGE.
Nokia C2-01 features the Opera Mini browser plus a full web browser, enabling users to browse WAP pages and websites tailored for mobile browsing as well as full websites. The browsers feature bookmarking, feeds, saving passwords, and all other features you expect from a standard web browser.
3.2 MP Camera with a 2.0-inch display
Nokia C2-01 comes with a 3.2 megapixels camera, which is quite impressive. The camera features video recording and 4X digital zoom. Yes the camera is basic with very little features, but it is impressive to have a 3.2 megapixel camera phone at that price. Nokia C2-01 features a 2.0-inch LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. No doubt the camera and 3G phone will be the highest selling points of the Nokia C2-01. Our prediction is that the Nokia C2-01 will be the next big hit from Nokia. It will be in the same league with the likes of Nokia 1200 and Nokia 5130 XpressMusic. Only the smaller display size may be a problem for a few.
Messaging and connectivity
Once you setup the Nokia C2-01 built-in email client, you will access your emails instantly from Hotmail, Gmail and other personal accounts as well as your IM accounts while on the move. Nokia C2-01 comes with the Ovi mail, which is a free email service from Nokia. With your Ovi email address you can send and receive email messages. A free email built into a cheap phone will surely make email messaging available to thousands of new people. Users can also easily connect with friends on Facebook and other social media sites.
Nokia C2-01 supports Bluetooth 2.1 for short-range wireless connectivity. Users can transfer files from/to their computer wirelessly via Bluetooth as well as share content wirelessly with other Bluetooth enabled devices. Nokia C2-01 also features microUSB 2.0. It has a built-in modem, so users can enjoy high speed internet on their computer using Nokia C2-01 as a modem via Bluetooth or USB.
Media and Storage
Games, themes, Videos, ringtones, and apps can be downloaded for the Nokia C2-01 at the Ovi store. Nokia music download service is available in some countries. Users can experience high speed downloads. Nokia C2-01 supports up to 16GB Memory card. None may be included, so you may need to buy some memory card. The C2-01 also features a built-in Stereo FM radio with RDS.
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Price and availability
Nokia C2-01 is available in Nigeria. The Price is around N10,000 – N14,000. And Nokia C2-01, like the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic will be a big hit. No doubt, the Nokia C2-01 will be one of the hottest Nokia phones for 2011, if what we have heard so far is anything to go by.
Other features and specifications of Nokia C2-01:
- Operating system: Series 40
- Nokia Ov Life Tools
- Opera Mini browser
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 5-way keypad
- up to 16GB MicroSD memory card support
- Internal memory: 75 MB
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G Quad-band (900/1900/2100MHz or 900/1900/2100MHz)
- unlimited entries phone book
- Voice memo
- Predictive texting T9
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA)
- Video player (Mpeg4, WMA, 3GP)
- Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- Photo editor
- Java MIDP 2.1
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML
- Battery capacity: 1020 mAh Li-Ion battery
- Standby: 450 hours
- Talktime: 4 hours 30 minutes
Nokia C2-01 will be available in Q1, 2011. When available you are advised to buy only from Nokia authorised dealer shops. 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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