During this afternoon’s virtual event, Nokia introduced 3 new messaging devices, two of which are members of the new C-series of handsets.
The Nokia C6 is a 3.2-inch touchscreen phone with a full qwerty slide-out keyboard and 3G/HDSP 7.2Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, 5MP AF camera, and GPS running Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 release 5. This one looks like a cross between the 5800XM and the E75.
The Nokia C3 is a full-qwerty phone with WiFi, Blueooth, 2 MP camera, FM stereo and GPS. This one is looking to be a cheaper version of the popular Nokia E63. The absence of 3G or even EDGE connectivity is intriguing though.
The Nokia E5 is another full-qwerty smartphone that could easily be an upgrade to the E72 model. It’s got 3G/HSDPA 10.2Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g. Bluetooth 2.0, a 5MP fixed-focus camera, stereo FM tuner, and GPS running Symbian OS v9.3, Series 60 release 3.2.
The C-series phones will be released this 2nd quarter while the E5 will come out in the 3rd quarter. The Nokia C6 will have a suggested retail price of $299 (Php13,500), the Nokia C3 will be about $122 (Php5,500) and the Nokia E5 is around $245 (Php11,00).