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Nokia Readies 1st Phone With Touchscreen, Keypad

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.

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.

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.

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