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Nokia Windows Phone: Dual-SIM Smartphone

Published by Phil Barker February 24, 2011

Nokia Windows Phone: Dual-SIM Smartphone

Published by Phil Barker February 24, 2011

We’ve been looking at some of the useful features that Nokia can bring to Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system – from music to cameras. Another way that Nokia could take the OS forward would be the introduction of dual-SIM smartphones. Join us after the break to find out more…

Since Nokia announced its partnership with Microsoft, which will see the the Finnish company producing smartphones with the Windows Phone OS on them, we’ve been thinking of ways that Nokia can differentiate itself from other Windows Phone manufacturers.

We’ve already looked at high-end features, such as the 12-Megapixel camera on the Nokia N8, and music playback capabilities, but we also think Nokia has lots to offer the operating system in more simple ways. For a start, there’s currently no dual-SIM handset in the Windows Phone line-up.

Dual-SIM phones are the ideal products for those with hectic lifestyles.  They let you connect two SIM cards at the same time, so you can make or take phone calls from two separate numbers. That means there’s no need to carry both a work phone and a normal handset – you can have two in one – and still keep all of your contacts in separate places if necessary.

Nokia has a history of producing dual-SIM handsets – such as the Nokia C2. With a hot-swappable second SIM card, the Nokia C2 lets you easily swap cards on the move, which is also perfect for using the handset in different countries.

We think a dual-SIM Nokia Windows Phone handset would be a great idea, and another way that Nokia could differentiate itself from its Windows Phone rivals.

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