The Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type which was unveiled a month ago is company's first handset to pack a touchscreen and a regular alphanumeric keypad simultaneously. It is also the first S40 touch-driven device to get a global release.
Despite its low standing in the food chain, the Nokia X3-02 packs excellent connectivity with WLAN (including the new N standard), 3G with HSPA, Bluetooth and microUSB all on board. The music fans will also appreciate the 3.5mm audio jack.
The Nokia X3-02 touchscreen measures 2.4" in diagonal and sports QVGA resolution. This is one of the smallest touchscreens on the market so we really hope that Nokia did a good job of optimizing the interface.
The final noteworthy feature of the 9.6mm slim device is its 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera that is also capable of recording video.
Nokia X3-02 should hit the shelves by the end of the month in White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink and Lilac color versions. Its estimated retail price is 125 euro before taxes or subsides.
After spending a few minutes with the X3-02 Touch and Type we can finally share with you our first impressions of the device. Before we go on, we should first note that the thing looks as nice in reality as on those official images posted above.
The first thing you'll notice once you touch the device is the missing navigation buttons. There is no D-pad, soft keys or whatsoever. And this is where the touchscreen comes in handy. With its help you can easily browse the menu, the image gallery, you name it.
The touchscreen feels responsive enough and the image quality is fine too. The interface is responsive too with rare occasional lags. It's well touch optimized, with large on-screen buttons and well thought menu structure.
The Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type feels nice when held in hand. You may need a little while to get used to it but once you're done with that there, should be no issues with the phone's ergonomics.
The thin body and the great built quality are just another plus.