Nokia Mencoba Peruntungan Dengan Handphone Dual SIM Card Di Tengah Kepungan Handphone China Yang Padat

Posted: 19 June 2010 in Nokia, Other Mobile Phones
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Dual SIM Card. Kalimat tersebut tentu sangat melekat erat dengan image tentang handphone-handphone buatan China yang mulai merambah masuk ke Indonesia pada sekitar awal tahun 2007. Dimulai dengan teknologi dual sim card yang hanya aktif salah satu − dengan metode switch untuk mengaktifkan sim card yang lainnya − kemudian berkembang beberapa bulan kemudian menjadi dual on − kedua sim card bisa aktif secara bersamaan. Pada awalnya hanya dua sim card GSM, kemudian berkembang lagi menjadi antara GSM dan CDMA. Bahkan, sekarang ini sudah ada yang triple sim card dan ketiganya bisa aktif secara bersamaan! Ternyata tidak berhenti sampai di situ saja karena dengan teknologi hybrid, pengguna bisa memilih dual on GSM-GSM atau GSM-CDMA pada sebuah unit handphone yang sama!!!

Harus diakui bahwa untuk teknologi dual on sim card China adalah jagonya, dan rajanya, karena memang secara global pun pasar jenis ini dikuasai oleh handphone buatan China, mulai dari merek yang sudah mendunia seperti Huawei, sampai merek abal-abal yang bisa dipesan sesuai dengan keinginan distributor merek lokal di dalam negeri.

Bagaimana dengan merek-merek ternama? Ternama dalam hal ini definisinya adalah merek-merek yang secara konstan menghuni peringkat 5 besar dunia − meskipun pada akhirnya ada yang sempat terlempar dari 5 besar juga − seperti Nokia, Samsung, LG, atau Sony Ericsson. Di antara jajaran merek-merek besar tersebut sepertinya hanya Samsung yang cukup konsisten merilis handphone dual sim card meskipun terbilang sangat sangat jarang. Jumlah produknya secara total masih dapat dihitung dengan jari, ada yang dual GSM-GSM dan ada pula yang dual GSM-CDMA. Hanya saja rata-rata produk yang dirilisnya termasuk kategori menengah ke atas. Bahkan salah satunya seingat saya pernah dijual dengan harga awal di atas 6 juta rupiah. Tentu saja akan kalah saing dengan produk China yang harganya bisa di bawah 1 juta.

Tahun ini LG pun merilis handphone dual sim card dual on yang spesifikasinya termasuk kelas menengah. Tidak ada yang istimewa dari handphone ini kecuali dual sim card-nya.

Nokia sepertinya tidak mau ketinggalan, meskipun secara teknologi dan waktu memang jauh ketinggalan dari handphone buatan China, akhirnya terjun juga ke pasar ini dengan diumumkannya dua buah handphone seri C yang berteknologi dual sim card. Lucunya, atau anehnya − terserah mau bilang yang mana − sudahlah pula ketinggalan, salah satu produk seri C seperti mundur ke belakang lagi karena meskipun memiliki dua slot sim card tapi aktifnya harus secara bergantian, persis seperti jaman awal handphone China dual sim card mulai dirilis, lebih dari 3 tahun yang lalu. Untungnya handphone dengan dual sim card yang satunya lagi sudah bisa aktif secara bersamaan atau dual on selayaknya teknologi “sekarang”.

Meskipun demikian, Nokia sepertinya masih setengah hati dan belum berani mengambil resiko yang besar karena masuknya ke pasar dual sim card ini hanya diwakili oleh handphone pada kelas bawah., segmen pasar pada rentang harga 500 ribuan rupiah dengan fitur sangat sederhana, kalau tidak mau dibilang seadanya.

Kedua handphone Nokia yang dimaksud di atas adalah C1-00 (dual sim card, satu standby) dan C2-00 (dua sim card, dual standby/dual on).

Berikut adalah press release dari Nokia untuk kedua handphone tersebut, termasuk dua handphone lain, yaitu C1-01 dan C1-02 yang hanya memiliki satu slot sim card.

Four new Nokia Cseries mobile phones add affordable ways to connect

June 03, 2010

Starting at EUR 30 with ‘2-in-1′ double-SIM solution; full dual-SIM Nokia C2 to follow at the end of the fourth quarter

Nairobi, Kenya – At a media conference held today in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Nokia unveiled its latest Cseries mobile phones with three new products under the Nokia C1 name, as well as the new dual-SIM Nokia C2 which will follow at the end of the fourth quarter of 2010. At the same event, Nokia also took the wraps off the Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit, an alternative charging solution built especially for people with limited access to electricity.

The most affordable of the Nokia C1 trio (C1-00) is priced at EUR 30 before taxes and subsidies and is the first Nokia mobile phone to feature a 2-in-1 double SIM solution. “By simply holding down a key, people are able to switch between SIM cards. This enables them to take advantage of reduced call rates, flexibility when traveling from one country to another, or helps with sharing a phone within a family and still use their own SIM,” said Alex Lambeek, Vice President at Nokia. “This is a great added convenience feature considering the low price of the phone.”

Nokia C1-00

Nokia C1 owners will also benefit from a standby battery time of up to six weeks, the longest ever for a Nokia mobile phone, especially useful in those parts of the world where access to electricity is sometimes limited. The standard flashlight – often someone’s only means of bright light – is paired with a vivid color screen and FM radio with standard headphone jack, meaning the Nokia C1 is as much about entertainment as it is about convenience.

The Nokia C2 features a dual SIM with dual standby capability. Along with the many capabilities of the Nokia C1, the Nokia C2 can also keep both SIM cards active; meaning calls and text messages can come to either number while the phone is on. The first SIM card on the Nokia C2 sits underneath the battery and the second is ‘hot-swappable’, a feature unique to Nokia which means it can be removed and inserted when the phone is on.

Nokia C2-00

Where available, the Nokia C2 also offers a wide range of information covering healthcare, agriculture, education and entertainment via Nokia’s Ovi Life Tools, as well as the email account for the developing world, Ovi Mail. In addition to Ovi Mail, people’s favorite consumer email and chat accounts can be pushed direct to the phone via Nokia Messaging. Listening to music is simple with the FM radio and music player, with a massive amount of music storage with the phone supporting micro-SD cards of up to 32GB.

The second and third devices in the Nokia C1 family (C1-01 and C1-02) are both single SIM products, and Nokia’s most affordable devices offering microSD compatibility, enabling people to store up to 32 GB of music, photography, or whatever other media suits them. Both new devices bring very individual designs and exciting colors, bright color screens, web browsing over GPRS and access to Nokia web services such as Nokia Messaging. In addition, owners of the Nokia C1 (C1-01) will also be able to take video and photographs using the built-in VGA camera.

Nokia C1-01 and Nokia C1-02

New alternative charging solution debuts
Providing free and environmentally friendly electricity for mobile phones, the Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit consists of a charger and dynamo, as well as a holder to secure the phone to the bike. When the kit is installed, the dynamo – a small electrical generator – uses the movement of the wheels to charge the handset through the standard 2mm charging jack used in most Nokia mobile phones. Lambeek continued, “You must look at a number of things when it comes to power management – such as ensuring the phone’s operating system is as power-efficient as possible. Now, with our innovative bike charger, people get even more freedom to use their Nokia without worrying about battery life. Bicycles are the most widespread means of transport in many markets around the world, so this is just one more benefit to be gained from an activity people are already doing. This is a great solution to a real challenge, whether people will use it due to limited access to electricity, or to be more environmentally responsible.” The kit will be available before the end of the year in selected retailers and Nokia online and branded retail.

The estimated retail prices of the new Nokia mobile phones, before taxes and subsidies, are:

Nokia C1 (C1-00) EUR 30
Nokia C1 (C1-02) EUR 35
Nokia C1 (C1-01) EUR 39
Nokia C2 (C2-00) EUR 45

The Nokia C1 (C1-00) is expected to ship in the third quarter of 2010, with the Nokia C1 (C1-01) in the early fourth quarter, and the Nokia C1 (C1-02) and Nokia C2 towards the end of the fourth quarter 2010.

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Comments
  1. katanya pada murah ya om? kapan resmi nya muncul nih?

  2. Wah …. semakin mantab saja inovasi yg dilakukan Nokia…

  3. m. natsir says:

    bera]a harga c2100

  4. ksatria_camelott says:

    Model nya kurang bagus ahh…

  5. dara says:

    tidak lihat model yang penting fungsinya….

  6. k'doel says:

    saya cari yg dual sim card on utk CDMA, udh ada gak ya ?

  7. Agus says:

    aku udah punya yg C1-00, sekarang penegn yg C2-00, wkwkkk

  8. phohan says:

    wah..nunggu yang flip dari nokia dual sim…aku udah punya C2-03

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