Nokia has launched its latest X-series phone, the X3 Touch and Type; a slim handset that uses the Series 40 Touch operating system.
The 9.6mm thick handset uses a new version of Series 40 that adds touch support, allowing the phone to combine both a keypad and touchscreen and earn the handset the ‘Touch and Type’ name.
Although this is not a ‘proper’ smartphone like the higher-end Symbian powered models, the phone can still run Java apps and games, downloadable from the Ovi Store.
The handset also includes 3G with HSPA and Wi-Fi (including 802.11n) to give a plentiful range of connectivity options, with a dedicated music key and 3.5mm headphone jack, email support, social networking and a 5-megapixel camera – all finished off in a casing that uses brushed aluminium and comes in a range of colours.
These colours will include; white silver, dark metal, petrol blue, pink and lilac.
An exact release date has not yet been confirmed, but Nokia intends to supply the handset with Ovi Music Unlimited in some markets, giving access to over 11 million audio tracks. The initial markets will include the UK & Ireland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Mexico and Saudi & Yemen. Expect to pay under £150 for the handset SIM-free and slightly less on prepay.
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
- Series 40 touch user interface
- 106.2 x 48.4 x 9.6 mm / 78g
- Standby time: up to 17 days (GSM + WCDMA)
- Talk time: up to 5.3 hours (GSM)up to 3.5 hours (WCDMA)
- Display: 2.4”QVGA, up to 262,144 colours
- HSPA, WLAN 802.11n , Bluetooth 2.1, MicroUSB, 3.5 mm AV connector
- microSDHC memory expansion