Vodafone announces Nokia C3 exclusive

Last month, we brought you news of a clutch of social networking phones from Nokia, offering all the communication for less of the cash. Well, the first of those has been slated for the UK, with Vodafone announcing an exclusive deal on the Nokia C3 from June 2010.

Take your pick of grey and pink for the colours, both offered on pay as you go deals with Vodafone, priced at just £7.50 per month. Sounds tempting. But the deal isn't quite as perfect as it sounds. For a start, that 30-day deal only includes 250MB of data, which isn't going to last the hardened networker long. Saying that, Vodafone reckons the allowance will cover replying to 5,000 emails or reading 4,000 BBC stories. It all depends how image-heavy your browsing is. The other factor likely to affect the deal is the price of the handset. Vodafone has yet to make that clear, although a C-range handset (Nokia's budget line) is unlikely to break the bank.

If it does come without the restrictive price tag, the Nokia C3 might be worth a look if you want to  dip your toe in the smartphone water, offering a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch screen built-in Wi-Fi (which should keep that data use down), a 2-megapixel camera, all the social networking essentials, Ovi Mail and Chat and up to 8GB of microSD-based storage. The whole thing runs on the Symbian S40 platform.

With shipping of the C3 starting in June, that price should be available soon enough. If you can't wait, drop Vodafone a line or head into your local showroom.

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