Nokia announced three new affordable messaging devices -the C3, C6 and E5. The C3, the first Symbian S40 device to ever feature a full-QWERTY keypad, sports a 2.4″ QVGA display, 2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Ovi Chat, Ovi Mail and support for microSD cards up to 8GB. It will be be available in golden white, slate grey and hot pink in the second quarter of this year for around $120.
Next in line is the C6. It’s a full touchscreen phone with a sliding horizontal QWERTY keypad. The C6 has a 3.2″ 360×640 display, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and Ovi Maps. It will also be available in the second quarter of this year for around $299.
Last but not least is the E5. It houses a 2.4″ QVGA display, 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA, GPS, Wi-Fi and support for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes into its tiny candybar frame. It is expected to be available in the third quarter of this year for around $225.