Nokia may be investing most of their time these days on getting their fledgling range of Windows Phone 7 smartphones up to scratch, but that doesn’t mean they’ve abandoned the lucrative low-cost featurephone market too. Today they add another handset to the price-bracket, the Nokia X2-02.
Running Nokia’s “old-faithful” OS Symbian, the Nokia X2-02 is a Series 40 dual-SIM music-orientated candybar shaped handset, capable of hotswapping five different SIM cards without needing to reboot the phone.
With its music focus confirmed, you get all the usual bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from Nokia’s “X” phones; MP3 playback, FM radio, dedicated music control buttons, a decent loudspeaker and a generous 32GB of storage space for your library of songs all feature. There’s also special audio-processing onboard designed to eke the very best out of your tunes, and the ability to record tracks from the built-in FM tuner.
Elsewhere the phone is pretty much back to basics. With a non-touch 2.2 inches screen at 240×320, it’s very much back to keypad input with the handset. Basic Twitter and Facebook clients are pre-installed however.
It’s reasonable small at 113 x 50 x 15mm and weighing 93grams, but the 2MP camera on the back won’t be up to all that much. GPRS/EGPRS and Bluetooth connectivity round out the feature set, with a stong battery life of 443 hours standby.
A €60 asking-price is expected of the Nokia X2-02, with no firm release window in place yet.