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Nokia C3

Nokia C3

Budget Qwertyphone that looks the business

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Review It might look like Nokia's high-powered, business-centric E72, but the C3 offers a stripped-down spec with a price to match and the emphasis on social networking with a full, hard-key Qwerty keyboard.

Nokia C3

Key feature: Nokia’s C3

The Nokia C3 isn't exactly tiny at 116 x58 x 14mm and 114g but its tapered edges mean it slides easily into the pocket. The front is made of a glossy plastic with a 2.4in screen atop an old-school five-way navpad which is surrounded by two soft keys, two hard keys for social networking and chat services, plus call start and stop. Beneath those is the full Qwerty keyboard with 37 well-spaced keys that respond nicely to touch.

It's very similar to the keyboard on Nokia's pricier E-series handsets and therefore something that the company has already proved itself very good at. The keys are made of a tactile rubberised plastic and raised in the middle, making them very easy to find under the thumbs.

Handy punctuation like @ and the full stop have their own keys and the sizeable space bar is bigger than the E72's but at a cost, the loss of two keys – exclamation mark and apostrophe, but that's no big deal.

Nokia C3

No 3G connectivity, but Wi-Fi is on-board to broaden its reach

The 2.4in LCD screen offers a less-than riveting 320 x 240-pixel resolution, but it's perfectly fine for displaying icons, text and web pages, less so when it comes to delivering pics and video.

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