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GLOBAL – The Nokia C3 is the first of three new messaging devices to break cover today. It’s also the first Series 40 device to come sporting a full QWERTY keyboard, but that’s not the only trick up its slender sleeve.

Designed to put messaging and social networking in the palm of your hand this tiny tyke comes packing access to your favourite Instant Messaging, social networking and email accounts, all courtesy of Nokia Messaging. Read on after the jump to find out what else is in store.

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With Nokia Messaging comes one click access to Ovi Mail (for easy email account creation right on the device) and Ovi Chat (for keeping in touch with your friends). The Nokia C3 also boasts conversational SMS chat, so you can keep on top of your text dialogue and you’ll find your favourite contacts right there on the homescreen, where you’ll also see news and alerts.

Not content with just being a social butterfly the C3 also boasts Wi-Fi connectivity, a two-megapixel camera, 2.4-inch screen and support for up to 8GB of storage on a microSD card.

The C3 will be available in the second quarter of 2010 in a medley of colours including golden white, slate grey and not forgetting hot pink and is expected to retail at about €90 before taxes and subsidies.

Take a look at the gallery down south and let us know what you think in the comments section below.