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March 2, 2010

Nokia Introduces Social Networking C-Series Handset

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by Franz Bicar

Social Networking is one of the major selling points of today’s mobile phones. The handset that support seamlessly the most popular social networking sites gets picked. That is the reason, handset manufacturers like Nokia spend considerable time, effort, and resources in bringing these features on to their handsets.

Nokia’s new C-Series handset comes with integrated support for Facebook in the address book, and support for e-mail and instant messaging. The main focus for this handset is, of course, social networking. It runs on Nokia’s Symbian OS and its seamless integrated support for Facebook and MySpace will make it popular with teens and young professionals.

Its other features include support for several email services like its own Ovi Mail, Microsoft’s Windows Live Hotmail and Google’s Gmail. Users can also communicate with instant messaging services like Google Talk and Windows Live Messenger.

Users can also surf the web using HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access), take pictures using a 3.2-megapixel camera, and store content on an included 2GB microSD card. There is support for cards that can store up to 16GB

The candy-bar shaped C5 will ship in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa by the second quarter of this year and will cost around €135 (US$180).

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