Forced by the runaway success of domestic players offering features-rich dual-SIM mobile phones in the sub-Rs 5,000 category, market leader Nokia finally launched two dual-SIM phones in India on Monday.
Interestingly, Nokia C1 (C1-00) and Nokia C2 (C2-00) are the first dual-SIM mobile phones from the Finnish telecom giant.
Nokia C1 is a basic phone meant for voice and SMS and will be available at Rs 1999. It comes with a standby battery time of up to six weeks, the longest ever for a Nokia phone.
It will also have a 'call divert' feature that will ensure users don't miss a call from either of the two SIMs. Moreover, by simply holding down a key, a user will be able to switch between the two SIM cards in the phone. The colour screen phone has a flashlight and FM radio with standard headphone jack.
Nokia C2 will be priced around Rs 2500 and comes with services such as Ovi Life Tools and Ovi Mail. It also has a music player and supports micro-SD cards of up to 32 GB.
Nokia's Ovi Life Tools provides users a range of information covering healthcare, agriculture, education and entertainment.