Nokia finally unveils the new C5 phone

The Nokia C5 is finally official
The Nokia C5 is finally official

After giving the most boringly obvious clue in the world, Nokia has debuted the new C5 at CeBit.

The phone is the first in the new C-Series from Nokia, which seems to be the budget smartphone range from the Finns.

The C5 will run Symbian S60 3rd edition, which means it just falls into the category of smartphone.

This is impressive when you consider that it only costs €135 (£120) unsubsidised, with a decent feature set behind.

Granted, the screen is only a 2.2-inch display, but there's a 3.2MP camera, GPS for the free Ovi Maps navigation tool as well as a 2GB memory card in the box.

Space for Facebook

Nokia has also upgraded the phonebook for the C5 as well - now you're able to see friends' Facebook status updates as well as using Ovi Maps to add your location to the social network.

Other little features include a 3.5mm headphone jack (with TV out as well to port content to a larger screen) and up to 26 days standby time, according to Nokia.

The fact S60 is being ported to lower end phones shows that Nokia is gradually phasing out S40 in favour of a more high-powered OS - highlighting the smartphone revolution that's coming.

The phone has a UK release date for Q2 2010, so not long if you want to get your grubby mitts on it.

Via Nokia Conversations

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.