Nokia C2-00 & Nokia X1-01 announced
The Nokia C2-00 offers a number of additional features. The main one is the way the SIM cards are arranged, offering Easy Swap, a feature thatís only on offer from Nokia. One SIM card is stored internally, like a traditional phone. The second card is easily accessible through a slot in the side Ė so you donít have to open or even switch the phone off to change SIMs.
While the Nokia X1-01 runs the Series 30 operating system, the Nokia C2-00 runs Series 40, which offers some key advantages in the form of internet access, a web browser and Nokia Messaging for email. The Nokia C2-00 also sports a VGA camera and allows for MMS messaging. Thereís support for up to 32GB of storage using an SD card, allowing users to carry thousands of photos, videos and music files.
The Nokia X1-01 is a music machine, as evidenced by the massive speaker on the back, which can deliver up to 106 phon. A phon (and youíre forgiven for not knowing Ė we didnít until we looked it up on Wikipedia) is a unit of perceived loudness. If you have 106 of them in a mobile device, itís loud enough to serve as a makeshift home-entertainment system. The speaker has also been specially tuned so that thereís little distortion, even when turned up to eleven. The Nokia X1-01 has in fact got the loudest and clearest speaker Nokia has ever produced
The device offers support for up to 16GB of storage using the SD card slot Ė enough for thousands of songs on board. It offers an FM radio, of course, and also an MP3 music player with dedicated music keys and one-click creation of a favourite playlist. The 3.5mm AV jack can be used to plug the output into headphones or even louder speakers. The Nokia X1-01 also has a flashlight on the top. Thatís a useful feature for anyone, but especially so if you canít rely on the power supply or where civic lighting doesnít exist.