Today Nokia announced their
first handset to pack a touchscreen and a regular alphanumeric keypad
simultaneously. Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type is also the first S40
touch-driven device to get a global release.
The unusual handset leaked last week and most of the specs that were made available back then got confirmed today. Despite its low standing in the food chain, the Nokia X3-02
packs excellent connectivity with WLAN (including the new N standard),
3G with HSPA, Bluetooth and microUSB all on board. The music fans will
also appreciate the 3.5mm audio jack.
The Nokia X3-02 touchscreen
measures 2.4" in diagonal and sports QVGA resolution. This is one of
the smallest touchscreens on the market so we really hope that Nokia
did a good job of optimizing the interface.
The final noteworthy feature of the 9.6mm slim device is its 5
megapixel fixed-focus camera that is also capable of recording video.
Here's a promo video, which shows glimpses of the UI in action:
Nokia X3-02 should hit the
shelves before the end of next month in White Silver, Dark Metal,
Petrol Blue, Pink and Lilac color versions. Its estimated retail price
is 125 euro before taxes or subsides.