KARACHI: Cell phone manufacturer Nokia launched its new handset, the Nokia C3 in Pakistan on Wednesday.
Nokia country manager Adeel Hashmi, addressing the media at the launch event, said the device has been built keeping social networking in mind adding that the Nokia C3 is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to the world’s most popular mobile phone platform, Series 40.
He said that the phone allows users to view, post, comment, share locations and update their status on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Hashmi highlighted that people’s lifestyles are changing and the demands they have from cellular phones are also increasing. “People expect their mobile phones to be powerful devices capable of doing much more than just a phone call” said the Nokia official.
Nokia has partnered with Ufone to provide services such as unlimited internet services, email, chat and access to Nokia’s Ovi store. The collaboration will allow free data bundles for Ufone users only.
Khurrum Pradhan, Nokia Product and Portfolio Manager for Pakistan said “our consumer survey has revealed that while affordability is a major issue for Pakistani consumers, they want to have more variety of capabilities in their mobile phone.”
Other features of the C3 include Wi-Fi connectivity, a two megapixel camera, rich colour screen, and support for up to 8GB memory card. The handset that costs around Rs12,500 is available in a variety of colours including hot pink and blue.