Nokia has announced three new handsets: the Nokia E5, Nokia C3 and Nokia C6 -- that designed to put better messaging and social networking tools at affordable prices.
These new handsets feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email accounts, IM communities and social networks.
The Nokia C3 is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to Nokia´s Series 40 platform and is the first in the range to enable access to social networks directly on the homescreen.
People can view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favourite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Nokia C3 also comes with Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat and first time users can set up email and chat accounts straight from the device, without the need for a PC.
Other notable features are the Wi-Fi connectivity, a two megapixel camera, rich color 2.4 inch screen and support for up to an 8GB memory card. The Nokia C3 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 in a variety of appealing colors, including golden white, slate grey and hot pink.
Meanwhile, the Nokia C6 is a Symbian-based smartphone with a 3.2 inch touch
screen and a full slide out keyboard. Users will get Facebook feeds directly on the homescreen, as well as a full suite of email and social networking capabilities.
Expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010, the Nokia C6 also comes with a five megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation.
Rounding off the trio is the latest addition to the Nokia Eseries range, the Nokia E5.
Designed for those that want to be productive in both their professional and personal lives, the Symbian-based Nokia E5 combines high quality business features with all of the personal networking and entertainment capabilities.
Expected in the third quarter of 2010, the Nokia E5 supports Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler for corporate emails.