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Tue 8 Jun 2010 07:11 AM

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Nokia eyes Mideast launch of two-SIM phone in Q4

Finnish mobile phone giant says the Nokia C2 will keep two SIM cards active at same time.

Nokia eyes Mideast launch of two-SIM phone in Q4
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Nokia’s new low cost mobile phone that can accommodate two SIM cards in the same unit will be launched in the Middle East towards the end of the fourth quarter of 2010.

The Nokia C2, priced at an estimated 45 Euro ($53.80), keeps both SIM cards active so calls and messages can come to either number while the phone is switched on.

"By simply holding down a key, people are able to switch between SIM cards," said Alex Lambeek, vice president at Nokia.

The launch of the new phone was announced at a press conference in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and the device will include an MP3 player, an FM radio with radio recording, a VGA camera and Bluetooth connectivity.

The new device will mean Middle East businesspeople will no longer have to carry separate personal and business phones, as both SIMs can be operated within the one unit.

At the same event, Nokia also unveiled their Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit, which consists of a small electrical generator and a special holder to secure the phone to the bike. Once installed, the generator can use wheel motion to charge the handset.

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alex 10 years ago

Many people have been hoping that a more mainstream manufacturer would produce a good dual-sim phone. It's great that Nokia is finally realising that customers want this - it's just a shame its taken so long!

Fred 10 years ago

@Alex Why would they want to do this when they can sell you TWO phones!!

SUDHARSHAN 10 years ago

I AM EAGERLY WAITING FOR A NOKIA DUAL SIM MOBILE PHONE WITH WIFI, 3G CONNECTIVITY. ANY HOPE IN NEAR FUTURE?

muhammad 10 years ago

good to learn about new nokia c 2 duel sim. hopes it will b in the market soon .wiating from nokia