Nokia Hints at C3, C6 Launch in August and September

Ojas Sharma 20 Jul 2010

Seeing the need of cheap social networking phones to compete with the low budget phone market, Nokia had announced the launch of Nokia C3 and Nokia C6 handsets earlier this year. The release month or price wasn't made clear, but now Nokia has dropped a hint on the official release of Nokia C3 and C6 in India.

Nokia has confirmed on its official twitter page the Nokia C3 will be launched in India in third week of August, while the Nokia C6 should be available in the first week of September. On its Twitter Page, Nokia has responded to @Krazyfrog and @Umanghome (Check screenshot below). This is definitely a good news for Indian customers as these phone are portrayed highly for it cheap prices at good features.

In case if you have missed out on the features and detail specification of these phones, here is a quick recap. Both Nokia C3 and Nokia C6 are full QWERTY phones and are designed for easy messaging and social networking.

Nokia C3
Nokia c3

Nokia C3 has a look of a business phone. It allows you to receive alerts and news on the homescreen and also allows you to put up a status update easily. For Internet usage the C3 has a webkit-based browser as well as Opera mini client. Nokia C3 has a 2-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and a display size of 2.4-inch. It is a GSM phone and uses Symbian Series 40 interface. Nokia claims that it has a standby time of 20 days and talktime of 7 hours.

In terms of memory it has an internal memory of 55MB and supports external memory up to 8GB. Other additional features include media player, FM stereo radio and a 3.5 AV connector. In its press release Nokia has priced it a 90 Euro (approximately Rs. 5500). We expect it to be between Rs. 5k-6k mark.

Nokia C6
Nokia c6

First look at Nokia C6 remind me of Motorola Droid. It does look a bit like it. This touchscreen phone has a five megapixel camera with autofocus, integrated flash as well as a secondary camera for video calling. Nokia C6 allows you to customize the phone to receive mails from Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail and Ovi mail. It also supports various messenger services like Yahoo messenger, Google talk, Windows live messenger and Ovi chat.

Nokia C6 supports GSM, CDMA as well as 3G networks and runs on Symbian S60 5.0 OS. The touchscreen is 3.2-inch and has a nHD 16:9 widescreen. In terms of memory, it has 200MB of internal memory and can support up to 16GB of external memory. Nokia claims that it has a standby time of 16 days and talktime of 7 hours on GSM and 5 hours on 3G network. Nokia has priced it internationally at 220 Euro which come close to Rs. 13000. We expect it to be somewhere between Rs. 13K to 15K in India.

We hope that these mobiles do come in Indian market at the expected time and at the expected price. We will keep you updated if we hear about any further updates regarding these phones.

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