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Nokia C5 Inaugurates Cseries “Core Range of Products”

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CeBIT, HANNOVER, Germany – As expected, Nokia today introduced its latest line of handsets, named Cseries, representing its “core range of products”. The first, and only handset showcased is the Nokia C5.

Besides its wide range of numerically-identified handsets, Nokia now has four dedicated lines: Nseries, representing high-end flagship devices, Eseries, limited to business-focused smartphones, Xseries, catering to those who wish to be mostly socially-connected, and lastly Cseries, which seems to bring entry-level smartphones to the market.

The Nokia C5 features a small 2.2″ display with 240×320 pixels in resolution, a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS with free Ovi Maps bundled, microSD memory card support (with an included 2GB card), and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The device runs on the S60 smartphone platform, also offering Nokia Messaging, a service that not only allows email connectivity, but also instant messaging; and it brings a Facebook plug-in for the contacts app, which provides quick social interaction for users.

The handset is quite thin, measuring only 12mm in thickness, and weighs a light 89g. Its 860mAh battery should provide up to 12 hours of talk-time and 26 days of stand-by.

The Nokia C5 will cost only EUR135 (US$183), signalling Nokia’s foray into the entry-level smartphone segment.

The device has a release date scheduled for the second quarter of this year for Europe, Eurasia, SEAP, China, and Middle East and Africa, currently only in white and warm grey colours.

[EUR1 = US$1.35755]

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By , Editor-in-Chief, Johannesburg office

Published on Mar 2nd, 2010 GMT +2

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