When we reviewed the Nokia 6700 classic we loved it - the smooth metal body gave the phone an amazing feel. That's why we were really excited when we got our hands on the new Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type.
Anyway, here's a hands-on video to give you a better feel for the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type.
It has the same finish as the 6700 classic, the back cover is especially reminiscent of what we dubbed "Sirocco Lite". It's a whisker slimmer than 6700 classic too - just 11mm thick. And it's lighter too - 100 g - but it's just enough to give it a pleasant heft.
Series 40 devices rarely had exciting specs but the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type chock full of them. It's not just the touchscreen, which will aid navigation quite a bit, but won't do much for the ease of text input.
The Nokia C3-01 has got dual-band 3G with HSPA for speeds up to 10.2Mbps and Wi-Fi b/g/n so it will be a while before the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type gets outdated in terms of connectivity. The camera is the same as the one on the E5 - 5MP, fixed focus, with LED flash and VGA@15fps video recording. Fixed focus? Perhaps this is where they lost us.
The Facebook and Twitter integration is welcome, but it may put a strain on the keypad.