Nokia X3 Touch and Type Phone Combines Touch Screen, Keypad
The Nokia X3 Touch and Type is the first Nokia handset to combine a 12-button keypad with a touchscreen. At 0.38 inches, it's also one of the handset-market leader's slimmest devices on offer.Nokia introduced the X3 Touch and Type Aug. 17, on the Nokia Conversations blog. Touch screen or keypad? No need to decide, says the Finnish phone maker. In a first, it's combined the two, offering a 12-button keypad to complement the X3's 2.4-inch touch screen. "Our research tells us consumers who have invested years in becoming fast one-handed, one-thumb texters want to maintain their speedy edge for SMS, chat and instant messaging-yet enjoy the benefits of touch as well," said Mary McDowell, Nokia's executive vice president, as quoted by the blog.
The X3 is colorful and thin-it comes in a choice of black, silver, blue, lavender and fuchsia, and at 4.17 by 0.377 by 1.88 inches is one of Nokia's thinnest handsets yet. But don't let the tiny packaging fool you, as there's quite a bit included here. Nokia has packed in four bands for voice, 3G connectivity, HSPA and WiFi for data. There's also an FM radio, a music player and a 5-megapixel camera with four-times digital zoom and video capabilities.