If it wasn't for India, there hardly would have been a market for dual-SIM mobile phones.

Today, the landscape is dominated less by local upstarts, and more by companies like Nokia, Samsung and Motorola who figure in your list of options.

If you're like most prepaid users in India, a dual-SIM phone makes sense as you get the best call rates across states when travelling. Here are seven affordable dual-SIM phones that we would recommend.

Motorola EX115

Motorola EX115 is another dual-SIM QWERTY phone, albeit a few months older. The smartphone has a 3 megapixel camera, video camcorder, large colour display and an expandable memory of up to 32GB with micro-SD card.

Motorola EX115 is specially tailored for social messaging. The handset comes pre-loaded with Gmail, Facebook, Myspace and YouTube mobile apps. It offers talk time of up to 200 mins and standby time of up to 250 hours.

The Motorola EX115 has a colourful 5.8 cm (2.3 inch) QVGA display and dimensions of 61 mm in width, 109 mm in length, and 12.35 mm in height.

Price (best buy): Rs 4,990

Spice Mi-270

This is an Android 2.2 FroYo based, dual-SIM smartphone from Spice Mobile. It features a 7cm touchscreen, 2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE and GPS connectivity. It's also the cheapest Android phone,

Price: Rs 5,700

Samsung Corby II S3850

This is obviously the successor to the original Samsung Corby. This one includes a capacitive touchscreen along with a 2 megapixel camera, FM Radio and social networking integration. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and GPRS/EDGE connectivity.

Price: Rs 5,600

Motorola EX128

Motorola EX128 is another dual-SIM touchscreen phone. The smartphone has a 3 megapixel camera, videocamcorder, large colour display and an expandable memory of up to 8GB with micro-SD card.

Motorola EX128 comes pre-loaded with stereo FM, games, java apps, media player etc. It offers talk time of up to 200 mins and standby time of up to 250 hours.

The Motorola EX128 has a colourful 3.2 inch WQVGA display and dimensions of 57mm in width, 107mm in length, and 12.8mm in height.

Price (best buy): Rs 5,990

Videocon V1855

This is a dual-SIM phone with an 8 megapixel camera which is supported by flash, face detection and smile detection. It has no WiFi connectivity, but includes GPRS/EDGE capabilities. It comes pre-loaded with social networking and messaging clients.

Price: Rs 6,000

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This device has a full QWERTY four-row keypad and sports a 2.2-inch display. It also includes a 1.3 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. This dual-SIM phone supports up to 8GB microSD card.

Price: Rs 3949

Nokia X1-01

This is a phone especially built for music lovers and has a speaker vent at the back. It runs on Series 30 mobile OS and includes a 1.8-inch 16k color screen, dedicated music keys and supports up to 16GB microSD cards.

Price: Rs 2,200

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