Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type unveiled

Touchscreen S40 candybar looks the part

Old-school numeric design paired with touchscreen skills.

Nokia’s new slew of Symbian 3 cells might have grabbed all the headlines at Nokia World this week, but the C3-01 Touch and Type is certain to sell by the bucketload when it hits shelves next month.

This new effort takes its cue from the Nokia X3 Touch and Type, combining a touchscreen with a standard numeric keypad. What’s more, this run’s the basic but nifty S40 instead of Symbian 3, making it affordable and easy to use too.

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It’s certainly not lacking when it comes to top end tech either. You’ll find n standard Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, 3G and a 2.4-inch QVGA resistive touchscreen. This is a phone for the mass market, and although its name will cause plenty of confusion with the QWERTY Nokia C3-00, it still looks great.

You can take a closer look in the official clip below. Is the C3-01 the kind of phone Nokia should focus on churning out? Tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter.