Nokia unveiled three of new additions to their portfolio of QWERTY-equipped handsets. The Nokia C6, Nokia C3 and Nokia E5 are mid-range offerings, packing side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and great all-round connectivity.
The side-slider Nokia C6 runs on Symbian S60 5th edition (a.k.a. Symbian^1) and packs quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and quad band 3G with HSDPA. It comes with a 3.2" touchscreen of nHD resolution, capable of displaying up to 16M colors.
In terms of local connectivity the Nokia C6 has Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth to offer and there is also an integrated GPS on board. The 5 megapixel autofocus camera relies on a LED flash to assist its low-light performance.
Nokia C6 should be available before the end of the current quarter for an estimated price of 220 euro before taxes and subsides.
Nokia E5 also sports a 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB port. A microSD card slot completes the list of noteworthy features. That's definitely the first fixed-focus 5 megapixel camera we've seen.
Nokia E5 should be available in the third quarter of this year for about 180 euro before taxes or subsides.
The final announcement for today is the bar-shaped Nokia C3, which is the most affordable of the bunch. It lacks 3G connectivity so network access is only possible via quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE. Built around a 2.4" 262K-color display of QVGA resolution and a full QWERTY keyboard, the C3 is a rare breed of S40 phones to have Wi-Fi connectivity.
Nokia C3 is the only handset of the bunch running on the Series 40 feature phone platform. It will start shipping in Q2 of 2010 in Slate Grey, Golden White and Hot Pink for an estimated price of 90 euro before taxes and subsides.