Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nokia C3-00, and Samsung Corby Line Up The Mid Range Hot Shots

My Personal Nokia C3-00 Review

This post is a personal Nokia C3 00 review, I've used Nokia C3-00 myself. Looks like Nokia has identified the market need correctly. And it has come up with an economic hand set, Nokia C3-00. This phone gets you very close to a smart phone, in half the price of popular iPhone/Windows Phone 7/Android gadgets. Still there are many good Nokia C3-00 apps out there, and Nokia C3-00 wifi capability is nice. Although Noki C3-00 wifi is not as strong as the wifi in a lap top, but still people after all Nokia C3 00 is an entry level fone(you can gift Nokia C3 to your papa easily). And there are many many Nokia C3-00 free themes also available.
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The Good:

Wifi: The coolest thing is Nokia C3-00 wifi capability is awesome, and by awesome I mean "literally awesome". I bought a Nokia C3 00 just because I knew the Nokia C3-00 wifi is solid.
Nokia OVi Store Logo, nokia c3-00 themes nokia c3-00 apps nokia c3-00 wifiNokia OVi Suite and store connectivity: Every thing in Nokia C3-00 can be synchronized with a PC using Nokia's free OVi Suite application. It is also possible to back up your contacts, photos, music, and even phone state using OVi Suite. You can send/read received messages from OVi Suite as well.
Then comes in the OVi App store, which is a nice app store though nothing comparable to Apple's App store. You'll find many good games and productivity software for free. OVi suite works good just because of the solid Nokia C3-00 wifi capability, you can easily download Nokia c3-00 apps over Nokia c3-00 wifi. It is also possible to do Nokia C3-00 update using Nokia C3-00 wifi. Anyways, I keep downloading Nokia C3-00 themes over Nokia C3-00 wifi ;)

Built in messenger software: lets you log-on to MsN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, GTalk, and Nokia OVi chat. Good thing, this messenger can be minimized and you can continue fiddling with music or photos after it gets online.

Mail Client: An application which has built in support for Hotmail(Windows Live Mail, Yahoo Mail, GMail, and Nokia OVi Mail).
There's a build in application for facebook and twitter as well, but at least on my C3-00 its not working. I am using Snaptu (free)for checking out Facebook and Twitter. This application works well on Wifi and EDGE/GPRS connections.

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The Bad:
The phone often crashes when you try to forward MP4 files.
Not all MP4 files are supported, the picture disappears for some files.
2 mega pixel camera is totally crap.
When you're typing a long tweet or facebook status update, or in my case even blog draft :p and there's music playing in the background the phone becomes dead slow, letters appear slowly on screen while you type.
I tried to perform Nokia c3-00 update many times but it failed. I currently have version 4 of the OS.

Samsung Corby:

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Earlier this year(2010) Samsung introduced its amazing line up of budget "Almost Smart Phones" called Samsung Corby. Corby line up included Corby TXT, Corby, and Corby Pro. All the Corbies had 2.0 megapixel camera. And there were Wi-Fi capable versions as well. A Corby Txt is pictured below, this one seems to be closest competitor of Nokia C3-00
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Corby Pro was all about touch touch. I think Samsung wanted to steal some of iPhone lovers. Or lure in people who got iPhone on their wish list, but don't have enough bucks to buy one.
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Samsung Pro sports a nice slide out keypad as well, an attempt to bring in high end Nokia phones look and feel, I think.
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But I think Nokia's OVi store has played an important role in success of Nokia C3-00. Because OVi store contains a whole lot of applications, which can be easily downloaded for free or maybe purchased.

Nokia C3-00 Wish List:
Before specs I think a wish list is much more important, cause you'll find specs on many other sites as well.
  • A browser app which could be minimized just like Messenger, and Media Player. In fact, the capability to hide any running application and move out to other applications. The number of concurrent user applications can be limited.
  • S60 like home key, which would make switching between applications much easier.
  • Pop up alerts about new call and SMS on PC when a C3-00 is connected to PC via OVi suite.
  • An easily customizable  grid/list view background
  • A Blackberry style scroll wheel.
Nokia C3-00 Specs(Specification):
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Technical Specs

Developer Platform
    Series 40 6th Edition (initial release)
Operating System
    Nokia OS
Screen Resolution
    320 x 240 px

Browser, Flash and Web Runtime
Browser Details
    HTML over TCP/IP
    Opera Mini
    WAP 2.0
    WebKit Open Source Browser
    XHTML over TCP/IP
Flash Technology
    Flash Lite 3.0
Flash Lite Features
    Wall Paper

Camera Resolution
    1600 x 1200 px
CMOS Sensor
    2.0 Megapixel
Video Recording Formats
    H.263, MPEG-4
Video Features
    Video Player
    Video Recorder
    Video Streaming
Video Playback Formats
    3GPP formats (H.263), H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Graphic Formats
    BMP, GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, M3G, PNG, SVG-T, WBMP
Theme Version
    Series 40 Theme v3.0
Suggested Theme Template
    Series 40 Compact UI
Audio Features
    Audio Recorder AMR
    Audio Streaming
    Bluetooth Stereo
    Handsfree Speaker
    MP3 Ringtones
    Music Player
    Stereo FM RDS Radio
Audio Formats
    AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, M4A, MIDI Tones (poly 64), Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, RealAudio 8, SP-MIDI, True tones, WAV, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9

Memory Functions
Maximum User Storage
    55 MB[1]
NAND Memory
    128 MB
SDRAM Memory
    64 MB
Memory Card type
    Micro SD
Memory Card Features
    Hot Swap
Maximum Memory Card Size
    8 GB
Maximum Heap Size
    2 MB
Maximum JAR Size
    2 MB
    1 2GB MicroSD card included in the sales package(Not always).

Local Connectivity
    Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
    Micro USB
    MTP (Multimedia Transfer Protocol)
    Nokia AV 3.5mm
    Nokia microUSB Cable CA-101
Bluetooth Profiles
WLAN support


Messaging Features
    OMA Instant Messaging and Presence Service v1.2.1
    OMA Multimedia Messaging Service v1.3
Email Solutions
    Nokia Messaging 3.0
    Ovi Mail
    Oz Email
Supported Email Protocols

Power Management
    2.0mm Charger Connector
Battery model
    BL-5J 3.7V 1320mAh
Talk Time up to
    7.0 hours
Standby Time up to
    33 days

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Nokia C3-00 is available in three colors, Metallic Blue, Pink, and Gold. The pink Nokia C3-00 can be an awesome treat for young teen girls, who love to sms a lot to their friends. Just give it a look, it looks truly sexy:
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Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to conclude that... Nokia C3-00 is no rival to iPhone or Android. But it is definitely a nice phone, with enough features for a common user. I mean c'mon! you can check your mails, facebook, twitter, listen to music, watch youtube, got internet chat,  what else do you need in $135? And it is clearly better than Samsung Corby line up. Go get one ;)

Nokia C3-00 Price :

Nokia C3-00 price in India ?
Nokia C3-00 price in India is 6500 rupees.

Nokia C3-00 price in Pakistan ? 
Nokia C3-00 price in Pakistan is 11500 rupees.

Nokia C3-00 price in Australia ?
Nokia C3-00 price in Australia is 135 AUD.

Nokia C3-00 price in Iran ? 
Nokia C3-00 price in Iran is 1389786 Iranian Rial.

What is Nokia C3-00 Restriction Code ???
By default Nokia C3-00 Restriction Code is 12345. Maybe the Nokia C3-00 restriction code is different depending on the region. Would be great if you can search some forums about Nokia C3-00 restriction code in your region and post the info in comments.

I hope you find this personal Nokia C3-00 review very useful.

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