Svelte C5 Smartphone announced by Nokia

Arguably better than Sir Clive Sinclair’s attempt

Svelte C5 Smartphone announced by Nokia
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Smartphones are traditionally quite chunky affairs but Nokia’s latest hardware announcement has taken a rather different approach: the dainty C5 (no relation to the ill-fated mode of transportation) manages to squeeze a considerable amount of computing power into its diminutive 12x46x112mm frame.

Despite offering a tiny 2.2-inch display and a rather unassuming exterior, the C5 is packing the Symbian S60 3rd Edition operating system, which means it’s capable of running a wide range of applications and programs.

However, it’s not just concerned with dull business stuff - it also offers tight connectivity with Facebook. You can link your contacts to their Facebook account and have their status updates appear direct on your contact list - a similar feature to that seen on Motorola’s Android-based DEXT.

The most amazing thing about the C5 is the price - it’s expected to retail for about £125 SIM-free when it arrives in a couple of months’ time.

Damien  McFerran
Damien McFerran
Damien's mum hoped he would grow out of playing silly video games and gain respectable employment. Perhaps become a teacher or a scientist, that kind of thing. Needless to say she now weeps openly whenever anyone asks how her son's getting on these days.