Review: Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type
Nokia has whittled down some of the options in the calling features of the C3. In previous Series 40 handsets, pressing the Send key opened up a fairly extensive way to sort through all, missed, dialed, received calls. With the C3, all calls are lumped into a single, long list. There are no longer tabs at the top.
Interacting with the call log takes a little bit of getting used to. Press any call log entry quickly, and it opens a menu that lets you redial the number or send a text message. A long press brings up a different menu for saving the number, adding it to contacts, deleting the call record, etc. You can't simply tap-to-dial, which is a shame. It requires at least two presses.
In-call options, which are accessed easily via the touch controls, let you mute a call, place it on hold, add a line, or record the conversation.
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The contact app is pretty straight forward. It, too, is slimmed down and less cluttered than on previous Series 40 handsets. Adding new contacts is a breeze, as is editing details and searching through the contact list. The dialpad means users can set up speed-dials, though that feature is somewhat duplicated by the home screen shortcuts.
My one complaint is the trouble I had when attempting to sync it with my computer. Nokia's support for Apple machines continues to suck. I was never able to successfully transfer the contacts from my PC to my phone with either Apple or Nokia's software. Unfortunately, Google doesn't offer Google Sync for Series 40, which means my Gmail contacts were stranded and only accessible from the Java Gmail app that Google makes for Series 40.
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