It is also very useful that the display tells you how much data you’ve downloaded in any one session (if you haven’t obtained what you need off-line already). Those with a cap will want to keep an eye on the stats. Overall I found Ovi Maps effective, and on a larger screened handset with a louder speaker it might meet all my navigation needs – but not on this phone.
Compact and capable with a good battery life
Call quality was fine and without the drain of a large screen or power hungry processor, battery life was great. After a weekend of usage including two hours of satnav, the battery status was on five of its six bars.
I’ve got to admire Nokia’s keenness to put Ovi Maps on every handset in its portfolio, but when a screen is just 2.2in across diagonal corners it is not particularly workable. Yet the Nokia C5 is a compact, well-made, functional handset with good user ergonomics, as far as the keypad goes. If you are a frequent texter who regards this as a primary activity, it is certainly a handset to consider. ®
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Must be a southern thing
"Bushy Road pronounced as in mushy (as in peas) rather than bushy (as in trees)."
Aren't both examples pronounced the same way? They are where I come from fella!
Navs & Small Screens are OK
Navigation is not only for cars (where you do need a large screen for comfort). When you're in the tube, or walking around, particularly in an unknown city, it is immensely useful to have online navigation. And with the phone in your hand, the small screen works OK.
Nokia phones and Maps
You should have a usb port, no?
This would mean that you can connect your phone to your pc and download to PC then to phone.
There's a good reason why Nokia is putting maps on all of their phones. (Its called Navteq) ;-P
And of course that's probably one of the most useful apps on a phone outside of using the phone to make calls/text. Now if only they could improve some of their apps...
C5 mobile phone
Siemens once had a C5 mobile phone. http://www.oebl.de/C-Netz/Geraete/Siemens/C5/C5.html