Nokia premieres socially aware C5 phone

Nokia's latest Symbian phone offers navigation and social network support for US$180

The first of Nokia's Cseries handset comes with integrated support for Facebook in the address book, and support for e-mail and instant messaging.

The Symbian-based smartphone will start shipping in the second quarter and cost €135 (US$180), before taxes and subsidies. Going against current smartphone trends, the C5 is a candybar-shaped device with a numerical keypad.

The phone has integrated support for Facebook and MySpace. Users can share location with the latest version of Ovi Maps, which offers free walk and drive navigation, according to Nokia.

The list of supported e-mail services on the C5 include 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 C5 will ship in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The company didn't provide any details on U.S. availability.

The Nokia portfolio now consists of for series: C, X, E and Nseries. The number following the letter signals the level of functionality on offer – 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest, according to Nokia. That means the new C5 sits in the middle of Nokia's family of entry-level smartphones. So far, the company hasn't launched E or N series devices that use the new naming convention, and it isn't commenting on when that will happen, it said.

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