Nokia much anticipated Cseries phone, the C5 is finally available in India.

The Nokia C5, a feature rich smartphone for the budget concious,will be available from this weekend at Nokia retail stores, on an MRP of Rs.8500.

The budget smart-phone comes preinstalled with Nokia Messaging, Ovi Maps 3.0 with free navigation and Social Networking apps like Facebook.

The specifications of the phone are as follows:

Display and user interface:
2.2″ QVGA screen with 16.7million colour display
Data network:
GPRS/EGPRS support
HSDPA – maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps
HSUPA – maximum speed up to 2 Mbps
Support for MS Outlook synchronization of contacts, calendar and notes
Dual transfer mode
TCP/IP support
Capability to serve as data modem
Power Management:
BL-5CT 1050 mAh Li-Ion battery

Talk time (maximum):
GSM 12 hours
WCDMA 4.9 hours

Standby time (maximum):
GSM 630 hours
WCDMA 670 hours

Video playback time (3GPP, 8 fps, maximum): 11 hours
Video recording time (QCIF, 8 fps, maximum): 5.4 hours
Video call time (maximum): 3.5 hours
Music playback time (offline mode, maximum): 34 hours

MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 16 GB
Internal memory: up to 50 MB

Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation
High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
Charging via USB supported
3.5 mm AV connector

Operating frequency:
Quad band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA 900/2100
Automatic switching between GSM bands
Flight mode

GPS and navigation:
Integrated A-GPS receiver
Ovi Maps 3.0 pre-installed
Ovi Maps Loader application via PC
Free lifetime navigation included*

3.2 megapixel camera (1536 x 2048 pixels)
Full Focus EDOF (extended depth of field) technology
Up to 4x digital zoom
LED flash
Still image formats: JPEG
Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels)
Video codecs & formats
Video capture at up to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) and up to 15 fps (main camera) and 176 x 144 pixels (QCIF) at 15 fps (secondary camera)
Video recording format: 3GPP; codecs: H.263, MPEG-4
Audio recording codec: AMR-NB
Video playback formats: MP4, 3GPP, AVI; codecs: H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4
DRM support: OMA DRM 2, Windows DRM-10

Personally I’m quite excited with this device, not only is it the first Cseries device, it is also one of the cheapest S60 devices available in the market today.