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Nokia C3

Nokia C3

Budget Qwertyphone that looks the business

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The home page is divided into the familiar panels, with one at the top of the screen featuring your contacts, the middle one shows your social networking and email updates, and the bottom one with icons for music player, FM radio, 2Mp camera, Internet and Wi-Fi.

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You can add Facebook and Twitter accounts and the chat services on-board include Google Talk, Microsoft Messenger, Nokia's own Ovi and Yahoo Messenger. All are easy to set-up, as is e-mail, requiring just an address and password in most cases.

There's no 3G connection on the Nokia C3, just GPRS, which limits its effectiveness for web surfing on the move, though it will normally be fine for low-bandwidth activities like checking your e-mails. There is Wi-Fi however, so broadband surfing is possible if you can get a connection. The Opera Mini browser is fast and efficient too.

The C3 relies Nokia's Series 40 platform, a step down from the Series 60 we've seen on its fancier handsets. It's not bad, really, but it does look rather dated, and isn't always as intuitive as it might be. It ain't no Android.

The camera barely meets the basic spec for a phone these days. Just 2Mp, with no flash or autofocus, though there is a 4x digital zoom. Pics don't look too bad on the C3's screen but they won't bear much blowing up when you transfer them to a computer. No GPS means there's no geotagging option but it starts up very quickly in about two seconds, so it could come in handy for quick snaps.

Nokia C3

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