With innovation being the second name for the mobile manufacturing companies today, Nokia is also not way behind in the league. Yet another innovation from the house of Nokia is the Nokia C3 Touch and Type. The phone features a numeric keypad in combination to a touchscreen display, which seems to be one of the earliest phones of this kind. Thus, the best of both worlds will be seen in the phone.
Providing a good blend of specifications and facets, the Nokia C3 Touch and Type will probably appeal to a wide range of consumers. Accompanied by features as 2.4 inch resistive touch screen supporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and a 262K color support, Full keypad, Dedicated camera key, Dedicated volume keys, Side-mounted lock key the handset will feature a dimension of 111 x 47.5 x 11 mm and a weight of 100 g with battery. The phone supports a micro SD card slot which shall accommodate up to 32 GB, along with the provision for an internal memory of 30 MB.
In the category of data networks, the Nokia C3 is quite strong and features Dual-transfer mode GPRS, EGPRS class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296 kpbs downlink/177.6 kbps uplink, EGPRS class B, multislot class 33, maximum speed 296 kpbs downlink/236.8 kbps uplink, HSDPA category 9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA category 5, maximum speed up to 2 Mbps, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Also, the handset comes with a 5 MP camera supporting an image resolution of up to 2592 x 1544 pixels and comes with features as LED flash, extended depth of focus (EDOF), Zoom up to 4x (digital), full screen viewfinder, and Noise reduction.
Other interesting facets of the Nokia C3 include Image editing on the phone as image rotation, color and contrast optimization, photo warping and other alterations supported, High-Speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR wireless connectivity, Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz) with RDS , Access to Facebook and Twitter, Adobe FlashLite support, Java support, Ovi Store for application downloads, Video capture in MPEG-4 up to QVGA at 20 fps, Video file formats as .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS), Settings for white balance and color tone effect, and MPEG-4, 3GPP: H.263 and H.264 codecs.
The Nokia C3 is quite environment friendly as well, with the provision for energy efficiency through unplug charger reminder, High Efficiency Charger AC-8, Eco content and services available at Ovi. Preinstalled Climate Mission game, and is Free of PVC, free of nickel on the product surface, free of brominated and chlorinated compounds and free of antimony trioxide as defined in the Nokia Substance List. The packaging of the handset is done in renewable; up to 52% recycled material. 100% recyclable, reduced compact package size. The device is even up to 80% recyclable.
The Nokia C3 is to be available for shipping in the fourth quarter of 2010, and is expected to be accompanied by a price tag of €145 prior to taxes or subsidies. Till then, keep anticipating.