Nokia unveils X3 Touch and Type handset


Nokia announces new X-series handset combining touchscreen and keyboard

Manufacturer Nokia has launched the X3 Touch and Type handset in its X-series range, featuring both a touchscreen interface and a 12-button keypad.

The 9.6mm thick handset uses a new version of the Series 40 Touch operating system and includes 3G with HSPA and Wi-Fi, as well as a dedicated music key and 3.5mm headphone jack, email support, social networking and a five-megapixel camera.

Nokia said the X3 is the first in a range of ‘Touch and Type’ handsets. Nokia claimed the keypad allows for quick entry of text and the touchscreen allows easy browsing of functions such as alarm, internet, and music and game applications.

The handset will go on sale this quarter for €125 (£102), excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia UK managing director Mark Loughran said: “The Nokia X3 brings new consumer value with a device that combines a touchscreen and a keypad at an affordable price, offering consumers the best of both worlds.”