The Nokia Cseries has been blossoming of late. Last week, the Nokia C1 brethren (C1-00, C1-01 and C1-02) were unleashed, plus the Nokia C2 came into view toting dual SIM goodness. These devices joined the Cseries clan along with the Nokia C3, Nokia C5 and Nokia C6. But, what do these mini marvels have to offer? Join us after the jump as we reveal the must-know facts about Nokia’s latest line-up.
1. Nokia C2 is the first dual SIM phone from Nokia
If we were to name just one thing you guys have been hankering for over the past two years, it would be dual-SIM phones. Cue the fanfare and the Nokia C2: Nokia’s first dual-SIM phone. The Nokia C2 can keep both SIM cards active, meaning calls and text messages can come to either number while the phone is on. The first SIM card on the Nokia C2 sits underneath the battery. The second SIM card is ‘hot-swappable’, a feature unique to Nokia, meaning it can be removed and inserted when the phone is on. But, what we want to know now is, what would you do with a dual-SIM phone? Let us know in this week’s poll.
2. Grab your Nokia C3 from Indonesia, but you’ll have to join the queue
This week, the Nokia C3 landed in Indonesia and caused quite the furor. Across 10 cities including Jakarta, Bandung, and Yogyakarta, avid fans queued in torrential rain to get their mitts on Nokia’s latest offering. We’d be glad to join the end of that queue, as the Nokia C3 is a stinker. It’s the most affordable QWERTY device ever to come out of Espoo. Based on the same form factor as the now popular Nokia E71 and Nokia E72. Inspired by its elder brethren, the C3 brings messaging to the masses, coming as it does with Ovi Mail pre-installed so users can get up and running on email in a snap. It’s also a very capable snapper and – with GPRS and WiFi on board – is perfect for sharing pictures, too. Users can also access their favorite social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, right from the home screen.
3. Nokia C1-00 boasts double SIM functionality
We’ve had the Nokia C2 sporting dual SIM, but there’s also the Nokia C1-00 boasting double SIM. Similarly to the Nokia C2, the Nokia C1-00 can house two SIMs, but both won’t work simultaneously. Slip in your pair of SIMs and decide which one you’d like to use when you power up. Swapping is simple enough, just press the appropriate button and the handset will switch.
4. The Nokia C5 is one of the first devices to include the joint mobile app store – Mobile Market – Ovi Store in China
Hot-to-trot after the initial announcement, the Nokia C5 will soon be available to China Mobile customers. Along with the X5, the C5 is the first in the East to glean access to the joint mobile app store, Mobile Market-Ovi Store. Not only will users have access to brand-spanking new apps, they’ll be a cinch to get hold of too, as the Nokia’s C5 will be able to make the most of China’s high-speed 3G network. It’ll also come preloaded with apps including CMCC Music, Mobile Video and Fetion IM.
5. It’s not all about the candybars when it comes to the Nokia Cseries
We all love a bit of candy, but the Cseries offers a bit of variety too. True, the latest Nokia C1 bunch (C1-00, C1-01, C1-02) and the Nokia C2 are all candybars, but there’s also the full QWERTY keyboard flavoured Nokia C3, and the slide-out QWERTY Nokia C6.