A few days after we received confirmation via Twitter that Nokia will release 3 new phones on the Indian market in the coming weeks, the Nokia X3-02 “Touch and Type,” Nokia C5-03 and Nokia C6-01, we've just learned that the manufacturer has launched yet another handset.
Nokia X2-01 is available in India starting this week for only Rs. 4,459 (about $97), which makes it the cheapest phone with a full QWERTY keyboard on the market.
It looks like the handset has little to no competition in its price range, but for Nokia fans looking to squeeze a little bit more value for money could go for the C3, which also offers Wi-Fi connectivity, in addition to the full QWERTY keyboard.
However, the X2-01 should not be treated as a smartphone, even though it features a business look. The device does not run the Symbian operating system and lacks 3G connectivity for higher data transfer speeds.
Nokia C3 was launched in India in April 2010 and is now purchasable for Rs.5300 (about $116).
The X2-01 has a small 2.4-inch TFT display with 262K colors support and 320x240 pixels resolution.
The feature-phone measures 119.4 x 59.8 x 14.3 mm and weighs 107.5g, thus it is perfectly “pocketable” and well balanced. It packs a sub-par VGA camera (max resolution 640x480 pixels) with video recording capabilities (176x144@15fps).
Other key features of the handset include: GPRS/EDGE class 32, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support, 55 MB, 64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM, microSD card slot (up to 8GB) and Stereo FM radio with RDS.
The phone is powered by a standard Li-Ion 1020 battery rated by the manufacturer for 480 hours of standby or 4 hours and 30 minutes of talk time.
Nokia X2-01 will be available in five colors: Red, Deep grey, Silver, Lilac and Azure.