The Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type is a multifaceted unit that provides an impressive array of options which include the ability to utilise either touch screen functionality or the relevant keypad provided, hence its name. The handset is a compact unit which is 111 mm by 40 mm wide and only 11 millimetres thick, yet manages to provide significant levels of technology in an effective and useful manner.
The handset offers social media features including twitter and Facebook integration in addition to the entertainment options of a stereo FM radio as well as an MP4/MP3 media music and video player. For those who enjoy taking photographic imagery with their handsets, this unit provides an impressive 5.0 megapixel camera which comes with an LED flash. In addition, the camera can also be utilised to take effective VGA video at 15 frames per second.
The handsets display screen is an expressive 2.4 inches in size and TFT in nature whilst offering touch screen functionality that has the ability to display up to 256,000 colours, providing effervescent and vibrant imagery. The unit offers the ability of either vibration or ring alert options as well as the option of making use of available MP3 files to supplement the existing ringtones. The handset offers personal listing options by virtue of the included 3.5 m audio Jack whilst the speakerphone provides hands free communication functionality. In addition the unit offers photo call capability provided by the handsets phone book.
As is usual for most mobile phones this unit provides SMS, MMS as well as e-mail capabilities in addition to instant messaging functionality. The inclusion of a WAP 2.0 browser is a useful addition. The handset comes with an impressive array of connectivity which includes internet access, which is provided by the handsets own HSDPA connection, providing the ability to access the web at speeds of up to 10.2 Mbps, or the alternative of Wi Fi, and the use of available hotspots. Additional connectivity is provided by virtue of the GPRS, EDGE micro-USB and blue tooth connections in addition to an integrated microSD card slot.
The Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type, much like the Nokia N8, offers functionally superior technology, encased within a stylish outer casing. Recently Nokia have brought out an impressive array of new styled handsets that have proved to be popular with the consumer, this handset will be no different.