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Nokia Unveils Its Cheapest 3G Handset Yet

Nokia has pulled the curtains on two new affordable mobile phones, the C2-01 and the X2-01, to fight the onslaught of cheap handsets that have flooded the market.

On the C2-01, the Finnish manufacturer said that the 3G model "promises to bring fast data services to millions of people who've never had them before".

The handset comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera, a 2-inch screen, a music player, FM radio, access to OVI store, Bluetooth and threaded messaging.

As for the X2-01, it carries a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, a VGA camera, FM radio and a new Facebook apps called Communities.

The C2-01 - which supports only Edge and GPRS - will accommodate up to 16GB onboard storage while the X2-01 can take only 8GB. Even then the latter will be more expensive than the former (80 Euros vs 70 Euros).

None of the feature phones come with advanced features like touchscreen or Wi-Fi and it is likely that you will find better Nokia handsets in the clearance section of most online mobile retailers.