Nokia has unveiled the Nokia C5, a smartphone optimized for social networking and sharing. The device includes access to Nokia’s range of mobile services, such as free navigation, in one affordable package, with an estimated retail price of EUR 135, before taxes and subsidies.

With direct access to favorite contacts on the device homescreen and Facebook status updates visible from the phonebook, the Nokia C5 keeps people connected. Accessing social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, is easy, while instant messaging and email accounts from Ovi Mail and other email providers are available through Nokia Messaging.

The C5 comes loaded with a 3.2 megapixel camera, a 2GB memory card that comes in-box and high speed data connection. It offers the latest version of Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation, including location sharing with Facebook friends.

The Nokia C5 also provides fast web browsing, allowing easy access to favorite Internet sites, Ovi Music and a range of applications through the Ovi Store.

The Nokia C5 is expected to begin shipping in select markets during the second quarter of 2010.

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