Nokia Announces New Cseries, Eseries Phones
Updated: Fixed typo. Clarified radio band details and availability. Fixed image.
Nokia today unveiled a trio of new messaging devices, including new phones in the burgeoning Cseries line. All of the new phones, the C3, C6 and E5, sport a full QWERTY keyboard, and the C6 features a touchscreen, as well.
- C6: The Nokia C6 is a touchscreen QWERTY slider running Symbian S60 5th edition. The phone features a high resolution, 3.2 inch screen. Around back, the C6 uses a 5 megapixel camera. The phone gets Nokia Messaging support and the free Ovi Maps navigation service. Nokia says the phone will last for 7 hours of talking time. The Nokia C6 will be available Globally in Q2 2010. Nokia will have two variants of this phone, one of which will support AT&T's 3G network in the 850 band.
- C3: The Nokia C3 is the least expensive of the bunch, coming in at €90 without subsidies. The slab QWERTY phone runs the simpler S40 operating system, and it gets Nokia Messaging support, but not Ovi Maps. The Nokia C3 does feature Wi-Fi, but other features are more low-end. The phone lacks 3G networking capabilities, and sticks with quad-band EDGE for data. The Nokia C3 will also be available in Q2 2010.
- E5: The Nokia E5 succeeds the Nokia E71 and E72 on the business phone lineup. Though the E5 is a bit thicker than its predecessors, it's also a bit lighter. Nokia claims the E5 will get 18.5 hours of talk time. The phone runs Symbian S60 3rd edition, and will come with Ovi Maps on board. Nokia lists the E5 in two distinct 3G flavors, one of which includes support for AT&T's 3G radio bands, though the company has yet to confirm that we'll see this phone stateside. It will be available in Q3 2010.
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Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
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HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
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Nokia Expands its Android Lineup
HMD Global — the new custodian of the Nokia brand for phones — today announced three new Android-based Nokia phones.
- Nokia 6: Already released in China, this 5.5-inch-screen, metal-bodied phone will released globally for 229 euros.
Microsoft Debuts Entry-Level Nokia 130 Handset
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 130, a simple, inexpensive handset meant for first-timers and emerging markets. The candybar-style phone runs the Series 30 platform and includes a 1.8-inch screen, stereo headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for memory cards up to 32GB.
ALL manufacturers hate T-Mobile and Wind!
Please explain or I'll do something stupid...
On a lighter note, Nokia's smartphones aren't bad at all...they just don't have any flash and dash.
You're losing here in the US.
Give us an Android phone.
The N99 Android
that would be nice.
PS. I don't care about any of these other phones. Neither do a lot of other people.
BTW, while I'm not interested in these new phones, there are those who don't jump on the smartphone train whom will be more ...