The popular and affordable qwerty phone, Nokia C3, now has a sibling and they called it the Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type — the second of its kind after the Nokia X3 Touch & Type back in August.
Riding on the coat-trails of the popular Nokia C3, the C3-01 sheds the qwerty keyboard and replaces it with the regular alphanumeric one. To compensate for that loss, they’ve made the display a touch screen albeit a resistive one.
Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type
2.4 inches @ 240×320 pixels w/ resistive touchscreen
30 MB internal storage
64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM
microSD, up to 32GB
HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
5MP camera w/ LED flash
FM radio with RDS
Li-Ion 1050mAh battery
Indicated price in euros translate to about Php8,200 but that may vary depending on current exchange rates.
The original Nokia C3′s popularity was based on the qwerty form factor so despite the addition of 3G connectivity on the C3-01, I don’t think it will have the same warm reception compared to the former. If nothing else, this model seems like a cheaper, feature-phone equivalent of the Nokia E52.