Nokia has launched its first ‘Touch and Type’ design phone with the launch of two new devices, Nokia X3–02 and Nokia C3 — 01.
Both the phones feature a touch screen and keypad. The phone is designed on feedback that people still prefer to type using only one hand for SMS, chat and instant messaging. But also want to enjoy the benefits of a touchscreen.
Viral Oza, head of media and online marketing Nokia India, said, “With this debut, in the Touch and Type design, we offer consumers the best of both worlds and bring the world on their fingertips. Both the new devices, Nokia X3 — 02 and Nokia C3 — 01 have the ideal design for SMS and social networking where fast and frequent input is required, along with touch capability, which is ideal for functions such as smooth browsing and controlling applications like music and games.”
Both the phones are almost identical as far as hardware and features are concerned; only styling is different. Both phones come with a 2.4 inch resistive touchscreen, and supports HSPA network (supports 10.2 Mbps), WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Both support up to 16 GB of expandable memory. While the claimed talk time for the battery is up to 300 minutes and standby time is 430 hours.
The phones include a 5 megapixel camera with 4X zoom. Both these phone are 3G enabled and comes with in-built music player and FM radio. X2-01 is 9.6mm thin and is one of the slimmest Nokia phones ever.
Nokia C3-01 is based on Symbian Series 40 UI which people in India are very familiar with.
The Nokia X3 — 02 is priced at Rs 8,839, while Nokia C3 — 01 is priced at Rs 9,389.
Based on the features and price the phone is a good bet. The familiarity of Nokia’s older UI with the latest trend of touch screen might do the trick for Nokia.