Nokia dials India with dual-SIM phones


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Nokia is ready with its dual SIM phones for India.

The Finnish giant is preparing to launch its C1 and C2 models of entry-level dual SIM phones in two-three months.

Both models would be launched simultaneously in India, following its global launch in the third quarter of the current fiscal year. The phones would sport features like FM radio, a 1,000 entries-address books, LED torch, VGA camera.

Although the company is yet to divulge price details, it is expected to be within the tag of R2,500. Both models would be integrated with Nokia Life Tools service (for information on healthcare, education and entertainment) as well as Ovi Mail.

V. Ramnath, director, operator channel, Nokia India, said the company was yet to decide whether the new phones would be manufactured at Nokia's Chennai facility now or at a later stage when the numbers pick up.

Samsung had launched its dual SIM phones in the country about two years ago. It currently has five dual SIM models in India with price tags ranging from R3,200 to R9,600.