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Nokia launches two new phones with web browsing compression

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has announced a pair of handsets in the C2-05 and the X2-05, aimed at the youth market with a fashionable look on a budget.

The Nokia C2-05 phone will ship with a 2-inch 240x320 screen, with 64MB of internal memory and support for 32GB microSD cards, a VGA camera and FM radio and recoding, with the Series 40 operating system.

This mobile has a slider design, whilst pre-loaded apps with access to Facebook and Twitter along with the new Nokia browser that has web page compression for faster page loading.

Nokia's X2-05 arrives with a candy bar form factor and a 2.2-inch QVGA display, also with 64MB of storage and support for 32GB microSD cards, with the same access to social networking sites and browser features as the C2-05 handset.

The X2-05 also has a loud 106 phon speaker for sharing music, with Nokia messaging for both email and instant messaging.

Nokia C2-05 and Nokia X2-05 will be available in Q4, with a cost of 50 Euros and 46 Euros – with the latter being available in black, silver, white and bright red.

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