If you are a QWERTY Type of user, the Nokia X3-02 and Nokia C3-01 might just be for you. These handsets boast of a unique combination of a touchscreen and traditional 12-button phone keypad. I think this might just be the handset my daughter is shopping around. She wants QWERTY yet one that has a tactile feel to it.
Nokia’s affordable “Touch and Type” phones allow you to tap quickly on the touchscreen, as well as enjoy the familiarity of the full keypad for quickfire text messages and phone calls.
One gets the best of both worlds by combining a touchscreen and a keypad in one device in a Nokia X3-02 and Nokia C3-01 The screen is larger with clear icons and menus plus kept critical keys such as the send and end keys.
Nokia’s research have shown that consumers who have invested years in becoming fast one-handed, one-thumb texters want to maintain their speedy edge for SMS, chat and instant messaging – yet enjoy the benefits of touch as well.
Nokia X3-02 has a sleek and modern design coming in at a very thin 9.6mm – making it one of the slimmest Nokia phones ever. It slips easily into the purse or the pocket, and looks the part with its brushed aluminum back cover which comes in five vibrant colors designed to suit any mood or wardrobe – dark metal, silver white, pink, lilac and blue.
Despite its size, the Nokia X3-02 is jampacked with features that include 3G, WLAN, music player and FM radio. Lovers of the snapshot and social networks will enjoy a great 5-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom that can take both still and video images. This sleek handset also features dedicated music and messaging keys to allow instant connection to important Ovi services including social and entertainment applications. In addition to Ovi Mail, your favorite consumer email and chat accounts can be pushed direct to the phone via Nokia Messaging. With a gentle glide over the Nokia X3-02’s touchscreen, you can go online and get access to many services including hundreds of apps from the Ovi Store that can be stored on the available 16GB memory card.
The Nokia C3-01, on the other hand, is an affordable design classic that features a full stainless steel body and a 2.4-inch QVGA display that boasts of up to 262k colors. Perfect for the fashion-savvy techie, this stylishly modern device offers a classic yet contemporary feel, thanks to the classically colored cover that comes in warm gray, silver and khaki gold.
The timeless beauty of this Touch and Type device is complemented by a host of great features that include 3G, WLAN, music player, FM radio, and a 5-megapixel camera with flash. It also lets users connect quickly to email and instant messaging and allows them to tune the device for apps, themes or games of their choice from the Ovi Store with an easy touch. Posting and sharing on Facebook and Twitter is also a breeze with the Communities client. It also supports up to 32GB memory card.
The Nokia X3-02 and Nokia C3-01 are affordably priced at P8,999 and P9,770, respectively and are now available in Nokia stores nationwide.