Nokia announced its second China-specific mobile phone - the Nokia 3208c. It sports a touchscreen in order to support handwriting, like its predecessor - the Nokia 6208c but doesn't run on Symbian as you might have expected.
The Nokia 3208c runs a modified S40 5th edition interface and aside from the touchscreen, it's your typical S40 mid-to-low-end phone. It measures in at 108 x 48 x 13.2 mm and 90 grams and its 2.4" 262K color, QVGA screen is reasonably big for its size.
There's handwriting recognition via a stylus, and there's speaker-independent voice dialing and commands.
The 3208c relies on tri-band GSM for voice calls and GPRS/EDGE Class 32 for data connectivity. A microUSB port and Bluetooth 2.0 handle local connectivity. The 2-megapixel camera is decidedly low-end despite the dedicated shutter key but the A2DP support and 3.5mm audio jack score good points for the audio department.
Actually, with FM radio with RDS and a 1GB microSD card in the box (up to 4GB cards supported), plus a headset, the Nokia 3208c is a decent performer when it comes to audio. The 11 hours of music playback however are somewhat of a disappointment, as the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic can go up to 27 hours with pretty much the same sized battery and a bigger screen.
The Nokia 3208c will be available in Graphite Black and Pearl White coming some time in the Q4 2009 - but only in China folks. No word on pricing just yet.
This Nokia 3208c phone model actually have 3 predecessors: Nokia 3108 (S40 1st edition) Nokia 6108 (S40 1st edition) Nokia 6208c (S40 5th edition) All of them were made for China and Asia Pacific region.
You think they can't do it without a built in monitoring device?