Nokia has just announced the C5-03, yet another member of the C5 family, and one more way to confuse consumers with product names that feature hyphens. What’s so special about it? Nothing. Really. It’s got a 3.2 inch resistive, yes, resistive, touch screen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels, 5 megapixel with no flash and weird 640 x 352 pixel video recording at only 15 frames per second. You also get WiFi, GPS, a compass, quadband GSM/EDGE support and triband 3G (900/1900/2100 Mhz) support. Standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, microUSB port and Bluetooth 2.0 all included. The C5-03 measures 105.8 mm x 51 mm x 13.8 mm and weighs only 93 grams. It has a 1000 mAh battery rated at 11.5 hours of talk time, and 25 days of standby time, assuming you turn off the 3G.
Other than that … it’s pretty? The two tone design is interesting, but under the hood is Symbian^1. When you’ve got Symbian^3 devices shipping, albeit only the N8 and C7, why would you release something like this to the market? Say hello to the typical Nokia attitude of “let’s make a 2 year plan and then bury our heads in the sand so as to ignore all outside factors and get this device out, regardless of the needs of our customers”.