Nokia X2-01 Launched …review

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Last week, just before Easter Nokia launched Nokia X2-01 model in Kenya. After the launch i got one to play with during the  holidays.  Thanks to that i got distracted, to the extent that i survived the painful event of Arsenal crashing out of the title race after losing to Bolton. That is a story for another day but still Team Arsenal. Ok, so what on this X2-01 ?

I found the following:

1. Qwerty:

The last time i had much interest on Qwerty Keyboard was when i used and talked about C3 here. I know we all love  QWERTY , it makes the tedious work of typing on the phone easier and lovely. X2-01 keyboard is very comfortable and i think it is comparable to those of  C3 or E5 and probably better. Quick messaging (Qwerty) is the fastest growing phone category , even more than smart phones  according Nokia, and that is what X2-01 is about.

2.  Social Community

I think real target for this phone are the young people who love to chat , sms and are active on  social  networks.  From the design to everything else it just screaming “connection connection and connection”

3. Camera:

The camera is crap..don’t ask more about it. …0.3 megapixels

4. Music

Great sound quality. There is a music shortcut key next to the D-Pad which is  customizable. The music key can be customized to open the music player, music library or the FM radio. That basically means one touch button and you are dancing..cool

5. OS

The phone  runs on S40 6th Edition OS.  Not that complicated and might not support some app like skype but good worth for the money.

6. 3G

No Wi-Fi or 3G support.  Here it is all about GPRS.  But i was surprised at the speed of the internet at the corner of my house where i have the least network coverage on Safaricom. As good as 3.5G network on E7.

7. Colors

Being the most color blind person around, on this part i rely on the third party expertise. The reliable sources confirmed to me that the one i have been been using is red. Others are Brown, Purple, Blue, Gray.

8. Price

Ksh.7999. Always wonder why they put the 999 on the prices instead of rounding of the extra shilling…

Good value for your money, check the presentation below and the summary of the specs:

Presentation By Dorothy Ooko Nokia Regional Communications Manager – East and Southern Africa

In Summary

Network GSM
Data GPRS, EDGE
Memory Internal memory 55 MB, 64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM

External  up to 16GB

Camera VGA, 640×480 pixels

Video [email protected]

Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Normal Nokia games, downloading option
Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP
Design 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches

QWERTY keyboard

What is your opinion on the topic?
Kennedy Kachwanya
Lead Blogger at Kachwanya.com
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Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.
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