Focuses on messaging and social networking capabilities
Nokia has unveiled three new handsets, which the company says are designed to offer strong messaging and social networking tools at affordable prices.
The Nokia C3, C6 and E5 handsets feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email accounts, IM communities and social networks.
According to Nokia, the Nokia C3 device allows users to view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favourite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The C3 comes with Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat, Wi-Fi connectivity, a two megapixel camera, 2.4-inch screen and support for up to an 8GB memory card.
At an estimated price of EUR 90, before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia C3 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 in various colours, including golden white, slate grey and hot pink.
The Symbian-based smartphone Nokia C6 comes with a 3.2-inch touch screen with a full slide out keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation. It provides access to Facebook feeds directly on the homescreen and offers a full suite of email and social networking capabilities. It is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 at an estimated price of EUR 220, before taxes and subsidies.
Finally, the new addition to the Eseries range Nokia E5 is Symbian-based and follows the blueprint of devices such as E72 and E63. It combines business features with personal networking and entertainment capabilities. At an estimated price of EUR180, before taxes and subsidies, the E5 is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2010.
Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s Head of Markets, said: Our messaging device range is very successful. Services that provide easy access to the world’s consumer and corporate email and instant messaging are really popular on our QWERTY smartphones such as the Nokia E71 and Nokia E63. People want the best messaging and social networking experience on an affordable device, whether it’s sending a simple text or instant message, an email, or a direct message from their Twitter account. The Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 are made for just that.