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Three new Basic Phones from Nokia

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In addition to its new smartphone, Nokia has also added to its device portfolio with the launch of three new "affordable" phones the Nokia C2 02, Nokia C2 03 and Nokia C2 06.

Mary McDowell, the head of Nokia's Mobile Phones business unit, said: "These phones all offer a web, maps and messaging experience second to none in the market. And with the choice of a touch screen or a keypad, we really have made everything available and easy to use in an affordable phone that comes in both Dual or single SIM options."

Maps and more

The Nokia C2-03, the third Dual SIM phone Nokia has brought to market in the past month, comes with Nokia's Dual SIM capabilities. These include features that allow the user to personalize up to five SIM cards with a dedicated look and feel, and an Easy Swap option that lets users change SIM cards in seconds without having to turn off the phone or remove the battery. The Nokia C2-02 is a single SIM version with a similar feature set, as well as push messaging options and a broad range of IM providers included.

The phones all ship with new Nokia Maps for Series 40, where local maps and places of interest are pre-installed on the phone. This means users can view maps and plan routes when the phone is in offline mode, thus saving on the costs of downloading maps over the mobile network.

"We want the web to be easy to access, fast and affordable for all," continued McDowell. "The technology behind the Nokia Browser means that consumers, especially those new to the mobile internet, can get the information they need quickly, as the Nokia Browser serves up relevant local content - making the whole experience more personal and enjoyable."

The three phones also pack a stereo FM radio, media player and memory support that can be expanded to 32 GB.

The estimated retail price of the Nokia C2-02 and C2-03 is approximately EUR 75 (US$105) and for the Nokia C2-06 it is EUR 80 (US$112).

All of the devices are expected to hit the market in the third quarter of 2011.

Nokia C2-06

Nokia C2-03

Nokia C2-02

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