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Nokia Announces New C5 Touchscreen Smartphone


Most touchscreen mobile phones usually cost a pretty penny, but Nokia latest phone is probably anything but expensive. Known as the C5-03, the Finnish mobile phone giant has claimed that it is fully capable of covering “all the essentials for modern-day cellphones”, sans the hefty price tag.

Smartphones from Nokia may not be as popular as the current batch of such mobile devices running off other popular mobile operating systems such as iOS or Android, but you can be sure that Nokia is not about to let the competition pass by without putting up some sort of fight. And its latest response to the smartphone wars is the new C5-03, an inexpensive smartphone which the company claims is capable of providing the essential features of modern-day phones.

According to Nokia, the Symbian-powered C5-03 will come with a 3.2-inch touchscreen display and features a built-in 5-megapixel camera with up to 4x optical zoom, as well as support for WiFi. In addition, the C5-03 will also sport a built-in compass and GPS, which is intended for use with the company’s Ovi Maps service.

The C5-03 is also designed to be small and lightweight, measuring 105.8 x 51.0 x 13.8mm (L x W x H), with Nokia claims is smaller than its current N8 and C7 mobile phones. Memory size is somewhat limited though: the C5-03 comes withh only 40MB of onboard memory, about this can be mitigated through the use of MicroSD cards of up to capacities of 16GB. Fortunately, the phone boasts a fairly impressive battery life of up to 11.5 hours of talktime (GSM), 4.5hours for 3G usage, and up to 25 days when operating in standby mode.

However, not everything about the Nokia C5-03 has been revealed yet. In particular, the press release makes no mention about the C5-03’s resolution, as well as the type of touchscreen (resistive or capacitive) which it uses.

What we do know, though, is that the C5-03 is slated for a global launch at the end of this quarter, and that it is expected to cost approximately “€170 before taxes or operator subsidies”, along with at least five different colours to choose from.

Nokia also released a video announcing the launch of the C5-03 smartphone:

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