iPhone 4G vs. Nokia C3 and Microsoft Kin

We know that online social media is a big deal, and seeing big brands releasing more products to support social networks is good for both the user, and the social sites. There are billions of impressions to come from mobile access; Nokia and Microsoft know this extremely well.

In the last 24-hours we’ve seen new phones from Microsoft called the Kin One and Kin Two, which are specifically designed for social media. You can read more on these phones here. Nokia’s C3, C6, and E5 are also designed for social networking.

Twitter and Facebook are used by millions of users daily, and mobile phone makers want to tap into this and give the phone user better access to these sites. Hence the release of these new social phones from Microsoft and Nokia, it’s just the start.

Another benefit these devices share is price, they are cheap. This will appeal to those looking for a phone on a budget, students, and millions of people that love to access social sites on the move. How will Apple deal with this?

The new iPhone 4G will be able to connect to social sites thanks to the increasing number of apps, but the price of the iPhone puts it out of some peoples price range. You can buy an iPod touch, but what if you want a phone that has great social features?

Should Apple release an iPhone 4G mini, which is both cheaper and caters to the budget buyer?