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April 14, 2010

Nokia Launches Three New Handsets

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Nokia has announced three new handsets - the Nokia C3 (News - Alert), Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 Nokia that company officials claim are affordable and have been designed to put better messaging and social networking tools in the hands of more people around the world.

Featuring full QWERTY keyboards, these new handsets enable access to a range of different e-mail accounts, IM communities and social networks.

'Our messaging device range is very successful,' Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia (News - Alert)'s head of Markets, said.

'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.'

The Nokia C3 is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to the world's most popular mobile phone platform - Series 40 - and is the first in the range to enable access to social networks directly on the homescreen. People can view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favorite social networks such as Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter.

 The first time users can set up e-mail and chat accounts straight from the device, without the need for a PC with the Nokia C3, at an estimated price of EUR 90, before taxes and subsidies.

 The Wi-Fi connectivity, a two megapixel camera, rich color 2.4 inch screen and support for up to an 8GB memory card  are some of the other notable features of the new handset.

 According to officials, the Nokia C3 will be available in the second quarter of 2010 in a variety of appealing colors, including golden white, slate grey and hot pink.

Combining the benefits of a 3.2 inch touch screen with a full slide out keyboard, the Nokia C6 is a Symbian (News - Alert)-based smartphone. With the help of large screen that Nokia C6 has, the users can have great Internet experience by having an access to Facebook feeds directly on the home screen. It is also perfect for people who want to stay up to date while on the go.  

The Nokia C6 has an impressive feature set including a high quality five megapixel camera with autofocus and flash and Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation and is expected to be available in the market by the second quarter of 2010 at an estimated price of EUR 220.

Another latest addition to the Nokia Eseries range is the Nokia E5. The Symbian-based Nokia E5, designed for those that want to be productive in both their professional and personal lives, follows the successful blueprint of devices such as the Nokia E72 and Nokia E63.

For managing busy schedules with a variety of productivity applications available in the Ovi Store, the Nokia E5 is perfect. With direct access to over 90 percent of the world's corporate e-mail through Mail for Exchange and IBM (News - Alert) Lotus Notes Traveler, it's easy to keep in contact from anywhere.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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