Nokia X3 Touch and Type Uses Touchscreen and Number Pad
Nokia today announced the Nokia X3 Touch and Type phone, a device that combines a 12-key number pad on the bottom with a 2.4-inch resistive touchscreen up top. The phone is one of Nokia's thinnest devices at 9.6mm deep. The X3 supports HSPA and Wi-Fi networking, but it will run a more basic, S40 interface, as opposed to Nokia's Symbian smartphone platform. The X3 Touch and Type gets a 5 megapixel camera and a microSD card slot for cards up to 16GB. The Nokia X3 will initially be available in select European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, as well as Mexico, with more markets to follow.
Microsoft Debuts Entry-Level Nokia 130 Handset
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 130, a simple, inexpensive handset meant for first-timers and emerging markets. The candybar-style phone runs the Series 30 platform and includes a 1.8-inch screen, stereo headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for memory cards up to 32GB.
Microsoft Announces the Nokia 215
Microsoft today revealed the Nokia 215, a $29 feature phone meant to help more people get online for the first time. The bar-style phone has a 2.4-inch screen and a numeric keypad.
Microsoft Reveals Nokia X2 Android Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia X2, a low-cost smartphone that runs its modified version of Android. The device follows three other Android handsets announced by Nokia in February.
Microsoft Refreshes the Nokia 105
Microsoft today announced a new version of the Nokia 105, its entry-level feature phone. The Nokia 105 is a bar-style device with a physical keypad and 1.45-inch LCD display.
I love my feature-rich phone, but miss the the days of simplicity and a standard keypad. If you are going to put the standard buttons on a phone, why change decades worth of functionality?
I predict a flop.
No, that isn't a typo - why change the standard keypad and the location of the 0, # and * buttons on the keypad?
I love my feature-rich phone, but miss the the days of simplicity and a standard keypad. If you ar