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Nokia C2-01 and X2-01 budget phones: Social networking for less than £70

Two new phones have emerged from the shores of Espoo, the Nokia C2-01 and the X2-01. Both offer buyers built-in access to Facebook on a shoestring and both are due to hit the shops early next year.

The Nokia C2-01, Nokia’s “most inexpensive new 3G phone” features a 3.2-inch camera, can hold microSD cards of up to 16GB in size and will be available for just €70 (about £60) before taxes and subsidies.

Letting the side down somewhat is the Nokia X2-01. It’s aimed at those who prefer Facebooking with a full Qwerty keypad but disappointingly doesn’t come with 3G (only GPRS/EDGE for data) and packs a VGA camera – we haven’t seen one of those on a phone for years. The Nokia X2-01 will sell for €80 (just shy of £70) pre-tax and network subsidy, so it’s a little pricier than its better-specced cousin.

That said, not having 3G doesn’t always equal slow messaging doom and gloom – as always the proof will be in the pudding, aka the Recombu review.

Other than ‘early 2011’ nothing further has been mentioned regarding release dates for either of these phones.

[Source: Nokia Conversations]

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