Nokia Announce New C5-03 Touchscreen Phone

Nokia have announced a new phone today, the C5-03, which they say is an inexpensive way to move into the modern smartphone market. Shunning the alphanumeric keypad and Nokia Classic-style looks of the first C5, the C5-03 has a touchscreen and a sleek design reminiscent of the Nokia N8.

The feature list looks like this:

  • A 3.2″ touchscreen.
  • 3G.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • A microSD card slot for cards up to 16GB.
  • 5 megapixel camera.
  • GPS.

Now, wouldn’t it be fantastic if this used Symbian^3?  Yes it would, so it’s a shame it uses Symbian^1 – or S60 5th Edition to you and me – making it very similar to the trusty 5800 XpressMusic. Users will still find a clutch of Ovi tools onboard though, including Ovi Mail, Ovi Music, the Ovi Store and the latest version of Ovi Maps with its free navigation service.

The complete list of specifications hasn’t been released yet, and some important questions are currently unanswered. For example, we’re not sure if this has a capacitive or resistive screen, nor what its resolution is, or crucially, the speed of the C5-03′s processor and the amount of memory it has. But we do know it weighs 93 grams and is 13.8mm thick!

The new C5-03 will go on sale before the end of the year, when it will be available in several colours including the lime green seen on the N8, and is listed at costing 170 euros (£150) unconnected.

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