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Nokia C3-01

Manufactured by Nokia, the C3-01 was launched by the company after the successful launch of another phone named Nokia C3. The phone is perfect for budget-conscious users. It has a 2.4″ touchscreen, with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, which is actually a basic resistive panel. The screen allows the users to choose menu options and other important functions. The key feature of Nokia C3-01 is that it is a Touch and Type phone. This quad band GSM and quad band WCDMA phone has both HSPA and Wireless LAN support. The Touch and Type feature of Nokia C3-01 allows the users to use the phone using just one hand. The touch interface makes operations quite easy, making this phone very user friendly.

Nokia C3-01

Performance

Nokia C3-01 is a perfect phone for those who are interested in surfing and browsing using their handset because the WAP 2.0/xHTML and HTML browser allow the user to connect to the Internet very quickly. WLAN in 802.11 b/g/n configuration, 3G HSUPA, 2Mbps make the connectivity of this phone excellent. The user can also make use of Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR facility. This advanced phone can be used to send SMS, MMS, and Email etc. People who are interested in social networking can use the pre-installed Twitter and Facebook apps. The OVI Chat, Yahoo, AIM, Windows Live, Gtalk, and MySpace help users to remain connected with their near and dear ones.

Features

The Nokia C3-01 supports both 2G and 3G Network. The dimensions of this phone read 111 x 47.5 x 11 mm, while it weighs at just 100g. The 2.4-inch screen has 240 x 320 pixels display. The 5 MP camera fitted on the rear end of this mobile has 2592х1944 pixels resolution and it features an LED flash too. The camera can be used to record videos in VGA format at 15fps. Nokia has used its own operating system in this phone. This phone has WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite browser. Nokia C3-01 can be used for sending SMS, MMS, Email, IM at a quick speed. The internal storage capacity of the phone is 30MB, but the memory can be increased up to 32GB using microSD card. It has an excellent battery life with a standby time of up to 405 h in 2G mode and up to 440 h in 3G. In 2G mode, the talk time is up to 5 h 30 min and in 3G it is up to 4 h. The phone has Stereo FM radio with RDS and USB v2.0 port together with video player and recorder. The C3-01 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It has vibration and MP3 ringtones alert types and a slot to put inside 3.5 mm jack. Facebook and Twitter are pre-installed in C3-01.

Design

Nokia C3-01 is a sleek and stylish handset featuring a unique candybar design. The best thing about this phone is that it features both a touchscreen display and a physical keypad. The curved design offers a very attractive look to this handset. Stainless steel has been used to make the body of this phone, while the front portion is made using high-shine plastic. While the screen is surrounded by metal bezel, the back plate is made up of steel. The 2.4-inch touchscreen displays around 262K colors. The response of the touchscreen display is quite good. In normal lighting conditions, the display of this handset is quite sharp. In direct sunlight, it is not that sharp.

Bottomline

Priced at INR 9,400, the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type phone is a perfect device for those who are interested in owning an advanced phone at an affordable rate. The look of this phone is very attractive mainly due to the presence of the metal bezel around the screen and stainless steel back plate. This device will definitely find many takers and it is expected that it will emerge as a successful handset.

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