Nokia’s C3, C6 and E5 mobile phone handsets will make it easier to use social networking applications, it claims.
All three handsets feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email accounts, instant messaging communities and social networks.
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The announcement comes hot on the heels of the launch of Microsoft’s Kin phone also aimed at those who want to be able to access social networks on the go.
Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s head of markets said: ‘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.’
Nokia C3 handset with QWERTY keyboard
The Nokia C3 will allow people to view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favourite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Nokia C3 also comes with Nokia’s Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat, meaning first time users can set up email and chat accounts straight from the device.
The C3 is Wi-Fi-enabled and features a 2Mp camera and support for up to an 8Gb memory card. The Nokia C3 will be available in the second quarter of 2010 in a variety of appealing colours, including white, grey and pink.
The phone will cost an estimated €90 (£79).
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Nokia C6 Symbian-based smartphone
The Nokia C6 is a Symbian-based smartphone with a 3.2 inch touch screen and a slide out keyboard. The C6 is due to launch at the same time as the Nokia C3 but at €220 (£194) is the pricier of the two models.
It comes with a 5Mp camera with autofocus and flash, and Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation. In addition, you can also download further apps from the Ovi Store.
Nokia E5 latest in the E series
The Nokia E5 is the latest addition to the Nokia E series range. Like the C6, the E5 is based on the Symbian operating system. The estimated price of the E5 is €180 (£159). The E5 will launch slightly later in the year than the C3 and C6.
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