Here’s probably the tonic and the answer to the ‘Quality Blackberry alternative’ question asked by many users in India. Unfortunately, the qwerty feature combined with the Dual sim need has given rise to a swamp of cheap (quality) phones in India of late. Here are three new phones from Nokia that will surely meet the need of Blackberry imitate buyers (I wouldn’t be calling this as a Blackberry imitator as this is from Nokia, the choice of Indians for years).
One main theme of these three phones is communication and social networking. All three phones have full qwerty feature along with other features that can only be a dream for those cheap phones.
Nokia C6, C3 and E5 mobiles
The Nokia C3 is a device powered by Symbian S40 OS. Now S40 OS is traditionally associated with very smaller Nokia phones but C3 has features that S60 3rd and 5th edition devices have and they include WiFi, MicroSD card support. C3 has inbuilt Ovi mail that has a pretty good looking email interface along with Ovi Chat. C3 has a 2MP camera and is priced at $122.
Nokia C6 is a full qwerty touch screen slider phone with the front face looking like Nokia 5800 and when slid, looking like N97. It has a 5MP Auto focus camera and other features like HSDPA (3G), WiFi, GPS, Ovi Maps and MicroSD card support. C6 is priced at $300.
Nokia E5 is another beautiful Blackberry like Qwerty phone with features like 5MP Auto focus camera with LED flash, WiFi, GPS, HSDPA and support for MicroSD card. E5 is priced at $244.