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Leading the feature charge is the full QWERTY keyboard; making the C3 the first Series 40 device to boast the Eseries-esque trait. Doing what the Cseries does best – messaging – the device comes with instant access to your favourite Instant Messaging, social networking and email accounts all courtesy of Nokia Messaging. It doesn’t end there. There’s also Ovi Mail, Ovi Chat and conversational SMS chat; all allowing you to keep on top of the chatter from your favourite contacts. Aside from keeping you in touch, the Nokia C3 also boats Wi-Fi connectivity, a two-megapixel camera, a 2.4-inch screen and support for up to 8GB of storage on a microSD card.

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Test out the keyboard. It used to be a feature exclusive to the high-end devices seen in the Eseries and Nseries, but now the Cseries is in on the act. Did you know that the record for the fastest texting stands at 35.54 seconds. Think you can beat it? Here’s the text for the test: The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.


The Nokia C3 comes in a rainbow of colours ranging from golden white to hot pink. But, where do these names come from? Did you know that colours in language can be divided into abstract colour words and descriptive colour words? Here’s a bit of history on our favourite hues.

Abstract colour words are words that only refer to a colour. White, black, red, yellow, green, blue, brown, and grey are all abstract colour words.

Descriptive colour words are words that have a job to describe a colour but are also used as a name for an object or phenomenon. Salmon, rose, saffron and lilac are descriptive colour words in English because their use is derived in reference to natural colours.

If only it was that easy. Some colours have a bit of debate around them. Honestly. The colour pink was named because of a flower with the same moniker. Over time the colour has stuck and unfortunately the flower has not, and as such the colour has become known as an abstract colour word.

Orange has the same problem. Both its use as a colour word and as a word for an object are very common and it is difficult to tell which is the primary and which is the secondary use of the word.

Now, there’s also a new clan of colours that add an emotional context. Similar to the hot pink and the golden white, we now decide what colour we think hot pink should be. Think about what colour you think these should be: poppy yellow, amber rage, late afternoon sunshine and sierra gold.