Nokia launches C3 in Pakistan

The handset that costs around Rs12,500 is available in a variety of colours including hot pink and blue.

Express October 20, 2010

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.

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Usman | 10 years ago | Reply I bought this phone in the end of September . The phone cost me around 12k, an excellent buy given that I already have an Ipod touch which I use to watch movies or run applications and I needed a phone with a QWERTY keyboard and Wi-fi capability. To be honest, the phone's 2 megapixel camera is nothing to write home about, along with the absense of flash. However, like I said, I didnt require a camera and I havent used it properly ever since Ive bought it. The user interface is smooth, and apart from a few glitches while operating the radio for the first time, the phone runs smoothly. Id highly recommend it for anyone who would like to have the full keyboard on his phone, but is not yet a Blackberry convert.
Hafizjee | 10 years ago | Reply Brilliant Phone with wi-fi at very low price...!
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