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Nokia C5-03 Smartphone Goes On Sale

Nokia has announed that the C5-03 handset has been put on sale across the UK and described it as an affordable smartphone with touch capabilities.

The device comes with 40MB onboard memory, a 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 640x360 pixels, a 5-megapixel camera without flash, Wi-Fi, 3G, HSDPA, Bluetooth and runs on Symbian S60 v5 rather than Symbian^3.

As expected, it comes with onboard GPS, support for up to 16GB microSD card, a slew of free OVI applications like OVI maps, mail, Nokia messaging, social networking apps and even a Youtube application.

Available in black, silver and lime-green, the C5-03 is available form Nokia direct for £189. The company did not say whether, when or for how much the phone would be available to mobile phone operators.

How does it fare against the competition? Not that well. It costs twice the price of the Orange San Francisco, our all-time budget favourite whic has a 3.5-inch WVGA capacitive OLED touchscreen.

Furthermore, it is significantly more expensive than the HTC Wildfire despite having almost the same configuration and being nearly one year late.