Nokia is the latest vendor to sell their handsets as a social networking tool instead of a mobile phone.
Nokia has announced three new handsets – the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 – designed as messaging and social networking tools.
All handsets feature QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email accounts, IM communities and social networks.
The Nokia C3 is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to Series 40 and is the first in the range to enable access to social networks directly on the homescreen. People can view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favourite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Nokia C6 is a Symbian-based smartphone combining the benefits of a 3.2 inch touch screen with a full slide out keyboard. It offers access to Facebook feeds directly on the homescreen. A full suite of email and social networking capabilities means the Nokia C6 is perfect for people who want to stay up to date while on the go.
The Nokia E5 is for managing busy schedules with a variety of productivity applications available in the Ovi Store. And with direct access to over 90 percent of the world’s corporate email through Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, it’s claimed to be easy to keep in contact from anywhere.