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The Celkon C7040 is a touch phone by Celkon that gives you the ability to use two SIM cards at the same time. This means that you can have the best that both of your favourite mobile providers have to offer without switching the card. Apart from that, the touch screen is very responsive and very bright letting you view videos, text and surf the web without strain.
Talking about the screen, it is a 3.5 inches capacitive screen meaning that you cannot use any other objects apart from your fingers to control the phone. The screen size is decent at 320x480 pixels, which puts it in the same realm as some of the bestselling smartphones in terms of screen size.
The camera is a 1.3 megapixels camera. You are not going to be taking high res photos on this one. It does not also take pictures that be called beautiful in the dark. The only reprieve is that you can take some decent photos to post on the web but do not hope for anything professional. The camera offers you digital zoom as well as the ability to record videos. The phone is also able to play the videos you record as well as MP4, 3GP and WMV videos.
As far as the software is concerned, you get Java games on this phone, a Java operating system as well as a web 2.0 web browser. If you would like to, you could download a third party browser. Since this phone supports Java applications, you could find lots of different decent browsers to run on this phone.
As far as messaging goes, this phone gives you a selection of a number of message types to send. You can choose between, SMS, MMS, email and instant messages. Since this phone is internet enabled, you can send mms, email and instant messages through the internet.
As we mentioned earlier, this phone can play MP4, 3GP as well as WMV videos. In the audio department, this phone can handle MP3, WAV, MIDI, WMA and AMR audio formats comfortably. You get to enjoy all the music you want through the 3.5mm jack that is provided. Although this phone is limited in terms of internal memory, you can expand this to a maximum of 8 GB though a memory card. Sadly, this phone does not let you listen to your favourite radio stations since it has no radio installed.
The Celkon C7040 offers you Bluetooth and a USB connection to ensure that you are able to send and receive files from a friend or from a computer through the USB port. This phone does not offer 3G connectivity, GPS, EDGE connectivity or WI-FI connections. This means that you may have a hard time connecting to other devices that do not have Bluetooth.
Seeing that this phone retails for about INR 2500-3000 (approx., may vary), it offers you enough value for its price. It is not a high end device and thus is suited to people who are looking for a non-complicated mobile device.