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One of the more obvious opportunities in mobile is getting the smartphone past the affluent, early-adopters — and Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the la…

Nokia C5 Low-End Smartphone

One of the more obvious opportunities in mobile is getting the smartphone past the affluent, early-adopters — and Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the largest handset maker in the world, has a plan for how to do just that.

Today, it unveiled the C-series smartphone product line, which Nokia describes in a blog post as a smartphone packed into a low-cost feature phone body. The first device, called the C5, comes loaded with Facebook built in, and has a somewhat small 2.2-inch display with a 3.2-megapixel camera. Nokia’s Ovi Maps with free navigation also comes pre-loaded. The C5 is expected to be available in the second quarter in Europe, Southeast Asia, China and the Middle east. The anticipated price, before taxes and subsidies, is $183 (

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