Nokia pitches cheapest voicephones yet
Fancy a two-Simmer for £22?
Voice-centric handset for 17 quid, anyone? That's what Nokia's offering in the form of the 100, a €20 handset pitched as its cheapest yet.
The Nokia 100...
It's a basic voicephone, of course, with texting and an FM radio as its only other key features.
It'll be accompanied by the 101, which adds a second Sim slot to the package for an extra €5. Like the 100, it's a dual-band GSM device.
...and the 101
Both phones are aimed at developing nations, but we're sure they'll tip up here from the usual online retailers. Both should make handy secondary handsets for travellers who don't want to take their pricey smartphones to 'forn parts'.
The 101 is out later this quarter, the 100 in Q4. ®
Nokia... aw.. forgetaboutit!
None of their dual sim offerings are available in Europe. The C2 was released one year after it's announcement. I trust Nokia when I see their products in my hands.
Look for Samsung C5212 for a dual active/active sim dumb phone. You can hold onto 4 conversations at the same time.
For a "smartphone" with two sims, look for ViewSonic V350, it's on pre- order at Amazon.co.uk.
I currently use the Samsung C5212, but looking to upgrade to the Viewsonic when it's widely released.
Wishlist: dual active sim, qwery keyboard, decent snapper. Any takers?
It is unusual to see a major phone maker with a dual-sim phone (after all what network is going to supply a phone designed to let you use it on someone elses network!)
Normally you have to get a dodgy adaptor to take 2 sims that doesn't fit inside the phone, and you have to turn the phone off/on to swap SIMs, you can't have both registered at the same time and receiving calls from either one or make calls on whichever you want)
The other option is one of the no-name chinese ones on eBay with no/badly translated manual and zero support.
Give me a decent smart phone with dual-SIM and I'll buy it at the drop of a hat. (At the moment I just have to carry around several phones; the £10 LG GS101 being one of them)
Nokia 100 and 101 recycled?
Wikipedia reckons that the Nokia 100 came out in 1987 and the 101 in 1992.
I suppose for £20-odd they could well be the originals, retrived from a forgotten warehouse?
It won't end up here
I mustn't be shopping in the right places. Which on line retailers do you think will have it? I have been hunting for a x1-01 or c2-00 since they were released and with the exception of one dodgy looking website haven't found any offering them in or for the UK. There is ebay but there is a big margin slapped on there and given it's coming from the the far east you couldn't be sure if it was the real thing or not until it got here. Nokia seem to be releasing vapourware as far as US/EU is concerned for at least six months.
Expansys has had the N9 on pre-order for a while but no mention of when it will be released or what price it will be.
Too fancy for me
I hate colour phone displays, especially ones that look like they've been designed by a love-sick orang-utan.