Nokia C5 is first of new, low-cost Cseries line

Hot off the heels of its first PC, and PC-esque smartphone N900, Nokia is going back to basics with the C5, the first handset of its new low-cost, Symbian-packing Cseries line.


Running on S60 v3, the C5 screams feature phone from port to port: standard number pad, D-pad, 2.2-inch display and a 3.2-megapixel camera. But, as we all know, judging something by its 'warm grey' cover is bound to lead to all sorts of missed goodies, and that kind of holds true for the C5. Like the INQ Mini 3G, it's more like a smartphone-lite, with GPS and Nokia's free sat-nav software, Ovi Maps, as well as the full-featured Nokia Messaging, the email and IM system on Nokia's business-centric Eseries.


Nokia is also touting the C5's social networking features - though so far, all we've heard about is a phonebook that also displays friends' Facebook status updates. But joy, you'll also be able update your own status from here, and share your location on Ovi Maps. For a little extra social grease, you can add three lucky, favourite friends to your homescreen, where you'll be able to call or message them at the tap of a button.


The phone also comes a 2GB microSD card, while battery life is claimed to be an impressive 12 hours of talktime or 26 days on standby.


The C5 launches in Q2, in white or warm grey for around EUR135 (£122).

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