Nokia today announced its new C-Series affordable messaging device, the Nokia C3 Mobile Phone in India which boasts of full QWERTY keypad and has been designed to deliver better messaging and social networking tools to users at affordable prices.
Services that provide easy access to the world’s consumer and corporate email and instant messaging are already quite popular on Nokia’s QWERTY smartphones such as the Nokia E71 and Nokia E63. The new Nokia C3 handset is latest addition to this series, feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email accounts, IM communities and social networks.
The Nokia C3 QWERTY phone is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to Symbian Series 40 OS powered device and is the first in the range to enable access to social networks directly on the homescreen. Users can view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favourite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Announced in April 2010, the Nokia C3 phone also comes preloaded with Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat, allowing first time users to set up email and chat accounts straight from the device, without the need for a PC.
The new Nokia C3 mobile phone introduces Nokis’s new phone naming scheme in C-Series and boast of cool new features in its phone book, allowing users to see their friends status updates directly from Facebook. In addition, users can also update their Facebook status easily and share your location with Ovi Maps 3.0.
The home screen displays upto three favourite friends for easy access to calling and messaging in addition to Nokia Messaging that allows users to keep in touch on built-in IM using Google Talk or Windows Live Messenger. Also includes is free walk and drive navigation application with Ovi Maps.
The quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, and EDGE network ready Nokia C3 mobile phone features a 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches, 256K colours TFT display and it has a full QWERTY keypad.
Designed for Internet savvy users, the Nokia C3 phone comes with a massive 55-MB internal memory along and it supports microSD memory card with up to 8-GB maximum memory storage. The main internal storage memory allows storage of unlimited phone numbers and handset also offers upto 30 days of dialed, received, and missed calls records.
Nokia C3 mobilephone also allows effortless updating to social networks with real-time information, providing users the ability to update their online status and share their social-location in addition to related pictures, videos and other contents.
For data connectivity, Nokia C3 offers GPRS Class 32 with upto 107 kbps speed connection, EDGE Class 32 with upto 296kbps speed connection, WiFi 802.11b/g/ wireless LAN connectivity and wireless Bluetooth v2.1 connection with A2DP.
The wireless Bluetooth v2.1 connection with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) feature offered by new Nokia C3 smartphone allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free and in full stereo.
The EDGE network connection functionality offered by Nokia C3 Smartphone handset allows ultra fast data transmissions of upto 296 kbps speed, and faster downloads and file transfers, while Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash.
Available in a variety of appealing colours, including golden white, slate grey and hot pink, the new Nokia C5 smartphone is also equipped with standard fast USB v2.0 port (miniUSB port) which is used for both power recharging and PC connectivity for data exchange.
The Nokia C3 mobile phone also supports MMS (Multimedia Message Service) for Multimedia text messaging allowing sounds, pictures, animations and formatted text in SMS message and its integrated image blog features allows sharing photos instantly by directly posting them onto any blog site. The powerful and intuitive active toolbar interface provides a one-touch selection to effortlessly send photos via email, Bluetooth connectivity or MMS, print or upload them onto an Internet community.
The phone also comes preloaded with Opera Mini 5x browser in addition to standard Nokia’s Symbian WebKit full HTML browser which allows almost blazing speed internet browsing using EDGE connection.
Only 13.6 mm thick, the new Nokia C3 QWERTY phone is equipped with advanced 2.0 Megapixel digital camera with maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and upto 4x digital zoom option. The digital camera also sports integrated flash with automatic on/off feature, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and has autofocus feature. In addition, the camera also allows video recording in QCIF resolution in 15 frames per second (fps). The captured video can also be edited on the mobile phone itself.
The budget-priced Nokia C3 QWERTY phone also feature another new Nokia “Point and Find” Service. By using both the phone’s camera and its inbuilt virtual compass and GPS, Point and Find allows users to point the phone at a landmark and immediately receive information about it from the internet.
Nokia C3 smartphone is PictBridge ready allowing transfer photos directly to compatible printer or kiosk via integrated Bluetooth wireless connection, memory card or directly to PictBridge compliant printer via USB cable. The handset also sports integrated print application which is quick and easy to use requiring no installation.
The new Nokia C3 phone also sports integrated Media Player from Real Media which supports most of the popular audio formats including WMA, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, M4A, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, 64 polyphonic MIDI, RealAudio Voice, RealAudio v7, RealAudio v8, and RealAudio v10. The mobilephone also offers 5-channel graphic equalizer with integrated stereo speakers and allows easy transfer of music from compatible PC or notebook PC using Nokia Music Manager software. It also features 3.5mm audio port.
Only about 13.6 mm thick Nokia C3 QWERTY phone also features Real Media video player supporting H.263, MPEG-4, H.264 AVC, Real Video format files along with Flash lite v3.1. In addition, the handset also features FM Tuner with Visual radio.
Weighing just 114 gms, the Nokia C3 comes with MS document viewer supporting Microsoft Document Viewers for MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint. In addition, the smartphone also allows Photo Editor, Video Editor and PDF viewer software. In addition, being based on Symbian OS S40 software, it allows users to personalise the phone with a variety of add-on third part free and paid applications to suit their needs.
Some other features of Nokia C3 phone includes Email client software, Push Email, Instant Messenger offering Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, Windows Live messenger services, 3.5 mm audio outpur port, voice command and dialing, voice memo recording, built-in Image viewer with picture editing software, built-in handsfree Speakerphone, full screen HTML Browser, WAP v2.0 with xHTML browser, Java MIDP 2.0 support, picture caller ID, applications such as calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch, Java 2.0, Push Real-time Email, supports POP3, IMAP, and SMTP protocols and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.
Nokia C3 phone is equipped with 1320 mAh (BL-5J) Standard battery, which can provide upto 800 hours of stand-by time and incredible 7 hours of talk time on full charge.
Price and Availability
The new Nokia C3 QWERTY mobile phone is available in India in Slate Grey, Golden White, Hot Pink colors for the price of Rs. 7,250/- with one year warranty.