Nokia C2-01 - latest affordable 3g enabled phone for P4,950

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Nokia C2-01

Nokia C2-01 is a small but more feature pack compared to Nokia X2-01. The main difference between C2 and X2 is that the C2 has 3g connection (lets discuss this later) and X2 has only GPRS, and, X2 has a QWERTY keypad while C2 has the classic t9 keypad format.

Technical specs
240 x 320 px , 2" display
43mb storage, expandable up to 16gb using microsd cards
bluetooth
3.2mp, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Stereo FM with RDS
MP3 player
3.5mm stero jack

Just like any typical s40 phone from nokia, this phone is simple yet functional. It can basically call and text contacts. Capture 3.2mp images using the camera on its back (dont expect too much from this though). Play MP3 files or even stero FM. It also has bluetooth which can be used to transfer files conveniently or use other bluetooth pheriperals such as wireless headset/headphones easily. BUT, the main selling point of this device is the 3g connection. Don't be confused though, that 3g necessarily means fast. Although this device sports a 3g connectivity, it doesnt support HSPA/HSDPA which are able to download at 1mbps or more. The maximum download speed this phone can achieve is around 384kbps.

For the record, 384kbps bandwidth is more than enough to handle mobile sites but don't plan on using this phone as a modem and then tethering it to laptop or other computers. Since the max speed it can get is around 384kbps (and the market benchmark = 500kbps), there's no problem dealing with small pages such as m.facebook.com it will be painfully slow to visit website such as engadget and other slow loading sites not optimized for mobile consumption.

Read more about the press release below


Nokia unveils latest affordable 3G phone

Tapping into the desire of people who “just want a phone”, Nokia announces the availability of the
Nokia C2-01, the latest affordable 3G device from the world’s No. 1 mobile phone brand.

Benoit Nalin, Nokia Philippines General Manager, said, “The Nokia C2-01 offers great value with its 3.2 megapixel camera, and has easy access to the Internet and Ovi services at a very reasonable price.

“The Nokia C2-01 is perfect for small business owners or people wanting access to the faster data speeds of 3G for either business or pleasure, and appeals to those who don’t want a touch or QWERTY device.

“This Series 40 3G phone also comes with essential features such as a music player, FM radio, Bluetooth and can handle memory cards up to 16GB,” he said.

For easy handling, the Nokia C2-01 has fast access to messaging, email and instant messaging. With this device you will be in the driver’s seat and can tune the device for apps or games from the Ovi Store.

With the 3.2 megapixel camera you can take photos, view and organize them in the new gallery. Plus you can edit photos, add effects and upload them easily to your online communities such as Facebook and Flickr.

With its classic candybar design, the slim and light Nokia C2-01 comes in two different stylish metallic finishes: black and warm gray.

The Nokia C2-01 is free from Globe Telecom at Plan 299. It is also available at Nokia Stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of PhP4,950.

Please visit www.nokia.com/press for press materials, including photos and product information.

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