Nokia C3-01 Mobile Phone Featuring Touch-and-Type Design Launched in India

Nokia has announced in India its mid-range Nokia C3-01 Mobile Phone that is 3G HSDPA/HSUPA network ready handset with WiFi connectivity, featuring dedicated music and messaging keys and offering a combination of keypad functionality with a touch screen interface.

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Nokia X3-02        ——        Nokia C3-01

Announced in September 2010, the new handsets Nokia C3-01 which is now available in India features an innovative Touch-and-Type design and have the ideal design for SMS and social networking where fast and frequent input is required, along with touch capability, which is ideal for functions such as smooth browsing and controlling applications like music and games.

The Nokia C3-01 mobile has 2.4-inch 240 x 320 pixels 256K color capable QVGA TFT Resistive Touchscreen display and it also offers direct access to Facebook from the homescreen and comes with Nokia Messaging application for email and Instant Messaging.

Nokia C3-01 mobile includes 30-MB internal memory with 64-MB RAM and 128-MB ROM and comes equipped with microSD card slot offering 32-GB expandable memory allowing 1000 entries phone book. The handset also features tures dedicated music keys, and built-in stereo speakers.

These are three dedicated music control buttons for forward, rewind, and play/pause allowing users to operate the music player playing in the background. Located around the sides are routine camera key and volume buttons in addition to a MicroSD card slot, covered by a fairly tight plastic bung just like all Nokia 5x series phone and there is a standard 3.5mm headphone socket right on top of the phone, next to a microUSB data connector (on the left) and thin-pin charger socket (on the right side).

The Nokia C3-01 music phone’s user interface is based on Nokia Symbian Series S40 which is uncomplicated and straightforward to operate.  The user interface offers usual grid type main menu, which drills down into basic sub-menu option lists, something so very familiar to any Nokia user. The powerful battery allows up to 40 hrs of non-stop music play.

For data connectivity, Nokia C3-01 mobilephone offers GPRS class 32, EDGE class 32, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, WiFi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN, 3G HSDPA 10.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2.0 Mbps connection, and is equipped with microUSB 2.0 port for wired connectivity.

Only 11 mm thick, the new Nokia C3-01 phone weighs only 100 gms and it also sport a single 5.0 megapixel enhanced fixed focus camera offering 4X Zoom, 2592 x 1944 pixels still picture resolution, featuring built-in LED flash and video recording capabilities in VGA 640 x 480 pixels at 15 fps.

Other features of Nokia C3-01 mobile phone includes 3.5 mm audio port, dedicate music control keys on front side of the device, FM Radio with RDS, built-in FM antenna (no need to connect headphone), integrated dual stereo speakers, dedicated music keys and audio media player supporting MP3/WMA/eAAC+ files and video player supporting XviD/MP4/H.263 files. Music can be managed using the Ovi Player PC client or Windows Media Player 11.

Nokia C3-01 handset comes preloaded with Opera Mini browser as well as Nokia’s own-brand browser and includes WAP 2.0/xHTML browser, JAVA MIDP 2.1 support with downloadable games and applications, organizer (file manager, document viewers etc), Voice memo and support form Flash Lite 3.0 allowing streaming of Flash contents from sites like YouTube etc.

The Nokia C3-01 also comes preloaded with bookmarks for a selection of social networking services, that includes Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. Also included is a dedicated Flickr application that takes users to the Flickr mobile site, allowing users to view, upload and manage Flickr image accounts online.

The Nokia C3-01 3G ready mobile comes loaded with Nokia Messaging Mail email client, that allows setting up email for a new Ovi Mail account or from an existing POP3/IMAP4 email account including Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail etc.  It also comes loaded with settings for several IM services, including Windows Live Hotmail, Google Mail and Yahoo! Mail.

Price and Availability

Available in Warm Grey, Golden Khaki, and Silver colors, the new Nokia C3-01 mobilephone comes with 1050 mAh Li-Ion battery that offers 3 hours of talk time and 450 hrs of stand-by time on 2G network and is available across India for Rs.  9,390 with one year warranty.

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