Nokia X3 preview

Nokia X3 mobile phone

The Nokia X3 mobile phone is marked for a release in the third quarter of 2010, so we should expect to see it in stores sometime in September. It’s a touchscreen phone, and judging by the spec listed below it’s a phone from the budget end of the mobile phone pool.

Nokia acknowledge the budget nature of the X3 in the press release for the phone.Mary McDowell, Nokia’s executive vice president of mobile phones, says “We have designed the Nokia X3 to be a touch and type device because typing is ideal for SMS and social networking where fast and frequent input is needed, while touch is ideal for functions such as setting alarms, smooth browsing and controlling applications like music and games,” she said.

“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 and still enjoy the benefits of touch,” McDowell continued.

Video of the Nokia X3 in action

The Touch and Type is on show in this two-minute video, along with the other main features of the X3, presented by Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s Senior Vice President, Design.

Nokia X3 specifications and features

  • System: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
  • User Interface: Symbian Series 40 touch and type
  • Dimensions: 106.2 x 48.4 x 9.6 mm (L x W x H)
  • Volume: 45.2 cc
  • Weight: 78 grams
  • Standby time: up to 17 days (GSM + WCDMA)
  • Talk time: up to 5.3 hours (GSM) up to 3.5 hours (WCDMA)
  • Display: 2.4” QVGA, up to 262K colours
  • Connectivity: HSPA, WLAN 802.11n , Bluetooth 2.1, MicroUSB, 3.5 mm AV connector
  • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 16 GB
  • Colours available: White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink, Lilac
  • Touch and type functionality
  • Brushed aluminum cover
  • 3G, HSPA and Wifi
  • Dedicated music key for instant music player access
  • Dedicated messaging key for direct access to SMS/MMS
  • Email (Ovi Mail, Windows Live mail / Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Gmail + local ISP) & Instant Messaging (Ovi Chat, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Gtalk) with Nokia Messaging (all subject to local services availability
  • Facebook and Twitter with Communities client
  • 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
  • FM radio

Nokia X3 release date and price

Yes, the Nokia X3 is out soon. But right now, Nokia has given no details regarding exact release date, or price. All it said was this: “The Nokia X3 is expected to go on sale in Australia during Q3 this year at a very affordable price point.”

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