Nokia kicks off C series with the new C5

The C5 offers a candy bar design and Ovi Maps.

The C5 comes in white and gray. Nokia

We've known for some time that a new group of Nokia handsets was on its way, and Tuesday the company spilled the first handset in its C series. We spotted the C6 on the FCC database last week, but today's news concerns the C5.

The minimalist candy bar design is very Nokia. No, the gray and white color schemes aren't very exciting, but we like its clean lines, the trim profile (0.47 inch), and what appears to be a spacious navigation array. You'll also see a 2.2-inch display and an alphanumeric keypad.

Features on the Series 60, third-edition handset include a 3.2-megapixel camera, the latest version of Nokia's messaging app, an FM radio, a 3.5mm headset jack, a phone book that integrates with Facebook, and a microSD card slot. Talk time battery life should last up to 12 hours. It also comes with Ovi Maps 3.0.

The C5 will be available in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East for 135 euros or about $183. For more on Nokia's C series, check out the company's related blog post.

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