Today Nokia announced the new C3 Touch and Type feature phone at the Nokia World event in London. The C3-01, as the phone is also known, is the second member of Nokia's Touch and Type family, which feature both touchscreens and physical keypads for text entry.
The C3-01 is built upon a stainless steel chassis, yet still measures a light 100g (3.5oz) in weight and measures only 11mm (.4in) in profile. The phone's 5 megapixel camera is equipped with a flash and can record VGA quality video at 15 frames per second, which can, of course, be viewed on the phone's QVGA resolution touchscreen display. The C3 Touch and Type has 30MB of built-in storage, but can accept cards as large as 32GB in size for storing media. A built-in FM radio and 3.5mm headphone jack are also available.
The C3-01 features quad-band UMTS (850/900/1900/2100MHz) and quad-band GSM (850/1900/1800/1900MHz) support for true world roaming capability, and offers high-speed HSPA 3G data connections as well as WiFi for web browsing, IM, and email messaging. The phone's battery is rated for up to 3.4 hours of 3G talk time, or 18 days of 3G standby time.
The C3 Touch and Type includes Nokia's Ovi Store for online application and ringtone/wallpaper purchases and downloads, and features the well known Nokia Series 40 user interface.
The Nokia C3 Touch and Type is expected to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2010 with an unsubsidized price of roughly 145 EUR ($188). It will be available in 3 colors: silver, warm gray, and khaki.