Nokia likes to confuse us by introducing different versions of their C-series phones but not letting go of the original model name. Just like what they did with the Nokia C6 and C6-01, now they remade the popular Nokia C3 and came up with the C3-01.
The Nokia C3-01 is made as a touch and type smartphone that still caters to consumers who likes to easily connect to their social network. Foregoing the QWERTY keypad found on the Nokia C3, the C3-01 has the usual Nokia candybar form with the alphanumeric keypad. But aside from this, they also included a touch interface on the 2.4″ display. A touch and type phone indeed.
Both the C3 and C3-01 have the same Series 40 user interface but the C3-01 has the edge in connectivity with its 3G capability. There’s also the 5 megapixel camera with flash as compared to the C3’s 2 megapixel.
So is the Nokia C3-01 better than the C3? In a way yes thanks to the 3G connectivity. Nokia also wants to cover the rest of the market for the already popular C3. For those who are not comfortable typing with the QWERTY keypad of the C3, the C3-01 is the default choice.
There’s no word on the pricing or availability yet but expect it to arrive in time for the holidays. As for the pricing, I would expect it to hover slightly above the Nokia C3’s price of Php7,000.
Nokia C3-01 Specs:
- System: GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900
- UI: Series 40
- Display: 2.4″ touchscreen QVGA (320 X 240)
- Weight: 100g
- Standby time: 3G: 440h, GSM: 405h
- Talk time: 3G: 3,4h, GSM: 5,6h
- Memory: Up to 30MB internal memory with support of up to 32GB via microSD
- Connectivity: WLAN, 3G, EGPRS, Bluetooth 2.1
- Additional Features: FM Radio, Media Player, 5mp camera with flash
- Colors: Silver, Warm grey, Golden khaki
- Pricing and Availability: November, Php10k – Php11k