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Nokia Readies 1st Phone With Touchscreen, Keypad

8/17/2010 11:09:40 AM Eastern
Espoo, Finland - Nokia unveiled its first touchscreen phone with standard 12-button dialing keypad, but the company hasn't determined whether the Nokia X3 Touch and Type will come to the U.S., a spokesman told TWICE.

 The feature phone is targeted to consumers who value touchscreens but have become "fast one-handed one-thumb texters," the company said.

The device operates in GSM mode and in 3G HSDPA mode in U.S. 850/1900MHz networks and overseas 900/2100MHz networks. It uses the company's Series 40 OS, making it Nokia's first series-40 phone with touchscreen, the spokesman said.

Features include 2.4-inch QVGA touchscreen, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio connector, hot-swappable MicroSD memory card slot supporting 16GB cards, music player, FM radio, 5-megapixel camera/camcorder with 4x digital zoom, and access to Nokia's Ovi Store for apps and such content as music and video.

 The X3 will be available in five colors in the third quarter in Europe at about 125 euros, or about $161 at an exchange rate of 0.78 euros to the dollar.

Additional specs can be found here at Nokia's website.  
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