Nokia C5-03 Unveiled……..

Nokia just unveiled ANOTHER low end budget touchscreen smartphone, the C5-03. 

It’s yet another Symbian^1 phone, with the following specs:

  • 3.2 inch screen resistive touchscreen; 640 x 360 pixels resolution (nHD)
  • 5.0 megapixel camera (no flash); video recording at 640 x 352 resolution and 15 frames per second
  • Integrated A-GPS and compass
  • 3.5 mm AV connector, stereo FM radio (with RDS), Bluetooth 2.0, micro USB
  • BL-4U (1000mAh) Li-Ion battery – charging via USB or 2mm power port
  • Quad band GSM and tri-band WCDMA (900/1900/2100 Mhz) with HSDPA (10.2 Mbps) and  HSUPA (2 Mbps).
  • 40MB of internal memory, and microSD card slot

The phone will be initially available in 4 colours: Graphite Black, Lime Green, Petrol Blue & Aluminum Grey.

From the Launch Release:

“ESPOO, Finland – Nokia today launches the latest C5 device, an inexpensive touchscreen smartphone with a couple of neat features that may well pique your interest if you want a new device that’s simple to use but covers all of the essentials for modern-day phones. What’s new with the C5-03? Find out more and feast your eyes on the pictures after the break.”

You can read the rest of the release over at Nokia Conversations.

Check out the video below to learn more about the phone.

The phone should cost around INR 10,000.

Our concern is with two things:

  1. The Naming convention – It’s our belief that the naming convention should have somne bearing on the type of phone and its function, and not just the price. People are bound to get confused between the C5-00 and the C5-03 (Heck, WE were confused. This is without considering the C1 series, and surely the C6 & C7 series to be).
  2. Why is it still on Symbian^1? I’m sure the folks over at Nokia have their reasons, but with Symbian^3 devices available, this would’ve been an easy way to capture more of the marketspace from the other competitors in the smartphone space.  The low end space is where Nokia has historically done pretty well, and where they need to catch more consumers who might then be interested in their High End devices.

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