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Nokia volleys the X3 Touch and Type for those who “just want a phone”

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Nokia volleys the X3 Touch and Type for those who “just want a phone”
You may have thought that you've already seen it all of what the Nokia X3 has to offer, but guess what – Espoo is here to surprise you with a new reincarnation of the music-centric phone – the Nokia X3 Touch and Type.

In an attempt to combine the best of both worlds, Nokia has provided the X3 Touch and Type – an otherwise normal-looking 12-key candybar – with a 2.4-inch touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution. Ha, now we can see the total confusion in their competitors' eyes! Unfortunately, there's no info right now whether the screen is resistive or capacitive.

Witty jokes aside, the Nokia X3 Touch and Type (or X3-02, for shorter) does pack a decent mix of features including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, 5-megapixel camera and a 3.5mm jack. The new X3 will be running Series 40 with touch capabilities (which we hope won't be limited), obviously.

Finally, we've got to hand it to Nokia for crafting such a slim device (only 9.6mm thick) and making sure its build quality wouldn't make you think twice about it with a brushed aluminum back cover.

The Nokia X3 Touch and Type will become available for all those users who “just want a phone” (quote from the video below) sometime in the third quarter, at an approximate price of EUR 125, excluding taxes and subsidies. It will be available in 5 different colors: White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink, Lilac.

Nokia X3 Touch and Type Specifications

source: Nokia

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Nokia X3 Touch and Type will come in 5 colors

Nokia X3 Touch and Type will come in 5 colors





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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. Love4Nokia (unregistered)


Beautifully Crafted device. Looks amazing and feels so good in hands. And the S40 OS handles the touch flow really swift (Had a chance to use this phone). Its a killer device to have at the price being offered at. Quality device from Nokia Stable.

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 07:08

2. Steve12345 (unregistered)


Sony Ericsson G900.... my old favourite phone, was released nearly 3 years ago and has virtually the same specification as this phone - smartphone, touch-screen, keypad, wifi, 3G (no HSDPA admitedly), a TOUCH-FOCUS 5mp camera... how is it 3 years on and they can't even significantly improve on this?! These phone manufacturers really should have bench-marked the G900 when it was released.

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 21:42

3. JustaPhone (unregistered)


Well, I think the real significance in terms of technology is price. And not the price of the hardware, but the retail price of the phone. I mean it's 125 EUR which is about $161. For an unlocked phone with these specs, that's outstanding.

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