Nokia C5 and the Cseries officially announced
Presented as a “smartphone optimized for social networking and sharing,” Nokia C5 lets you see Facebook status updates from the phonebook, and it also provides easy access to other social networking sites like MySpace.
The handset also features: S60 3rd Edition, 2.2 inch QVGA display, HSDPA, Ovi Maps 3.0 with free navigation, Nokia Messaging, 3.5mm headset jack, “stereo IHF speaker”, 3.2MP camera, and a 2GB card in the box. The Nokia C5 will come with “Ovi Music” – so, yeah, it looks like Nokia Music Store will indeed be rebranded to offer DRM-free music.
Nokia C5 will be available starting the second quarter of 2010. Its retail price: €135 ($183).
With the announcement of the C5, Nokia has also unveiled its new naming convention, which includes the Nseries, Eseries, Xseries and, of course, the Cseries (representing “the core of Nokia portfolio, focusing on social interaction between friends and family”).
According to Nokia Conversations, the new naming convention brings “a new range of numbers, from 1 to 9, each signifying the range of functionality on offer, and the approximate prices of the devices – 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest”. So the Nokia C5 is somewhere on the middle in terms of functionality and price.