Nokia released its newest affordable handsets - the candybar Nokia C2-01 and the Nokia X2-01, boasting a portrait physical QWERTY keyboard.
The Nokia C2-01 is a 3G candybar feature phone with the Series 40 software platform. The phone has a traditional keypad, a 3.2MP camera, 2" screen, Bluetooth and FM Radio. This one is the cheapest Nokia phone that can link to the mobile networks with 3G speeds - the MSRP is just 70 EUR ($95), before taxes and subsidies. Unlike the first Nokia C2-00, this one can carry only one SIM card. The Nokia C2-01 can be had in black, white or gray colors.
Nokia X2-01, on the other hand, is a basic EDGE-only candybar phone with a portrait QWERTY thumbboard. The handset offers a social networking functionality along with a very basic VGA camera, FM Radio and music player. This one has access to the 3G networks as well and won't break the bank at 80 EUR ($108) unsubsidized either. Brown, purple, blue, red and gray are the colors you can find the Nokia X2-01 in.
With handsets like these, Nokia has every chance to stay the largest cell phone manufacturer in the world for a while - we are sure they'll be selling with the boatloads at such prices.