Excerpt: The Nokia C3 is a social gadget for the young. What’s not to like if Facebook is your second home and you want to always stay in touch. Attractive design and the right feature set come at a price that many can afford.
Conclusion: Nokia's star has faded in the U.S., but the company is serving up some real unlocked bargains like the Nokia C3-01, a slim and slick voice phone with an excellent camera, music player, and Web browser.
Pros: Slim and attractive. Aluminum housing looks and feels expensive. Great camera and music player. Low price for an unlocked phone.
Cons: Earpiece could be louder. Despite its name, this isn't much of a "typing" phone without a QWERTY keyboard. No GPS.
Excerpt: Featuring a large full Qwerty keyboard and streamlined access to Facebook and Twitter, the Nokia C3 is aimed at the social network addicts, but how many likes and retweets will it be able to get?
Conclusion: The Nokia C3 Touch and Type boasts great build quality, a decent camera and is available on some very reasonable contracts. Obviously it’ll appeal to those who prefer texting on an numeric pad instead of a touchscreen, and in that sense it’s a great old-school phone.
Excerpt: S40 touchscreen phones for Nokia is a logical development of the competition on the market. Nokia products has been sandwiched between the Chinese and Korean manufacturers that about three years ago bet on the market of touchscreen phones.
Summary: The Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type is the second Nokia phone to integrate a touchscreen and a conventional alphanumeric keyboard. The device is aimed at users that want easy messaging on the go and social networking all in one small and convenient package.
Cons: Great build, Good number pad, Customisable Home screen
Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review: The missing link
22 December 2010
Conclusion: The premium looks and excellent build quality are a nice place for the Nokia C3-01 to start. Things are looking good for the whole Touch and Type concept too – there’s nowhere else to go for a set with both touchscreen and a numpad.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Quad-band 3G with 10Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA, Neat and well built, slim, light and metal clad, 2.4" 256K-color resistive TFT QVGA touchscreen, S40 6th edition UI, 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera, VGA video recording at 15fps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Stereo FM radio with RDS...
Cons: Small screen (for a touch phone), No multitasking, No GPS, Fixed-focus camera, No smart dialing, No video-call camera, No adequate storage out of the box, No accelerometer sensor, No document viewer