Nokia now has four smartphone classes; Nseries, Eseries, Xseries, and Cseries
So now that the Nokia C5 has been announced we see that Nokia is standardizing on four series for Nokia smartphones, not their Series 40 phones. We now have the Cseries, Xseries, Eseries, and Nseries. We also learn over on the Nokia Conversations blog that each device will be numbered from 1 to 9, that signifies the range of functionality and approximate price with 1 being the lowest and 9 the highest. We see the recent devices as the X6, C5, E72, and N900 so you can see how the first numbers match the functionality.
As stated on the Nokia Conversations site:
This new naming convention is designed to make things easier for users, so they can quickly and easily work out where a device sits within the series and beyond that have a clearer idea of what each series does. Nseries remains the flagship and most advanced range of products. Xseries comes next and focuses on social entertainment. Eseries remains focussed on productivity and business whilst Cseries represents the core range of products.
I am not sure how well these will appeal to consumers since it seems easier to me to have names like Motorola DROID, Nexus One, and iPhone. I am not a big fan of phones with numbers for names, but with the large selection of phones that Nokia has and the range of their four series I understand why numbering is necessary.
What do you think of the four category naming scheme?