Second touch-enabled S40: Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type announced
Nokia is getting serious about touch on S40 - they just announced the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type, the second touch enabled S40. It's got a stainless steel body like the 6700 classic, 5MP camera, 3G and adds Wi-Fi to the mix.
Of course, the key difference between the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type and 6700 classic is the touch part - the new C3-01 has a 2.4" touchscreen, like it's more music-minded sibling - the Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type. It has a 12-key hardware keypad too.
Like the X3-02, the Nokia C3 Touch and Type has some of the best features ever on a Series 40 device. A 5MP camera with flash and Wi-Fi make it an S40 royalty. It's got quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity and also 3G with HSPA. The internal memory is expandable by microSD cards up to 32GB.
On the software side, the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type has Twitter and Facebook integration, the latest Nokia Messaging and email along with Ovi Store access.
The Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type has a slim stainless steel body - it measures 111 x 47.5 x 11mm. It should offer a lot of bang for the buck - it's expected to cost 145 euro (190 US dollars) before taxes and subsidies. It will ship in the fourth quarter of this year.
Here's the official promo video for the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type.
Here are our hands-on impressions, complete with photos and a video.