The Nokia X2-01, announced today, might look familiar to fans of the company’s cheap as chips Nokia C3 messaging phone, but Espoo’s managed to push the price down even further with this one. Read on to find out just how little a portrait QWERTY keyboard and email on the go will now set you back.
With a 2.4-inch QVGA screen and at 119.4 x 59.8 x 14.3mm and 107.5g, the Nokia X2-01 isn’t so different from the Nokia C3, a BlackBerry-esque messaging phone with a ludicrously low price on Pay As You Go. But the difference is more than just the new ridges on the sides of the handset: the Nokia X2-01 now costs just €80 (£68) SIM free, so you can expect it to be even cheaper when bought through a network.
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Nokia’s pulled off this magic trick by stripping out just about everything to keep the Nokai X2-01 lean. There’s no 3G or Wi-Fi, and the camera is a poxy VGA number. But you know what? For those who just want to send emails and instant message, and listen to a spot of music on the FM radio, that might just be OK.
Alongside the Nokia X2-01, Nokia has also just announced the Nokia C2-01. It’s a traditional candybar shaped Symbian S40 phone with a 2-inch screen, 3.2 megapixel camera and 3G connectivity, an FM radio and support for microSD cards up to 16GB in size. It’ll sell for €70 (£60) in Q1 2011. The Nokia X2-01 meanwhile is out this year, and we’ll be hunting one down to take a look just as soon as we can.