Nokia Debuts ‘Touch and Type’ Design With the Latest Nokia X3

August 17, 2010

ESPOO, Finland, August 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In a move to
continue driving innovation in its market leading mobile phone range, Nokia
(NYSE: NOK) today unveils the super slim Nokia X3 Touch and Type, with a
unique combination of a touch screen and traditional 12 button phone keypad.
As Nokia’s first ‘Touch and Type’ phone, the Nokia X3 allows people to tap
quickly on the bright color touch screen, as well as enjoy the familiarity of
the full keypad for quick fire text messages and phone calls. Expected to be
on sale in the third quarter, the Nokia X3 is expected to retail for
approximately EUR 125, excluding taxes and subsidies.

“Innovation is not just a high-end game. The Nokia X3 is a great example
of bringing new consumer value to lower price points,” said Mary McDowell,
Executive Vice President of Mobile Phones at Nokia.

“With the Nokia X3 we are giving consumers the best of both worlds by
combining a touch screen and a keypad in an affordable device. We have given
people a larger screen with clear icons and menus plus kept critical keys
such as the send and end keys. We’ve also added dedicated function keys for
important links like music and text messaging,” she said.

“We have designed the Nokia X3 to be a touch and type device because
typing is ideal for SMS and social networking where fast and frequent input
is needed, while touch is ideal for functions such as setting alarms, smooth
browsing and controlling applications like music and games.

“Our research tells us consumers who have invested years in becoming fast
one-handed, one-thumb texters want to maintain their speedy edge for SMS,
chat and instant messaging – yet enjoy the benefits of touch as well,”
continued McDowell.

With its sleek and modern design coming in at a very thin 9.6mm – making
it one of the slimmest Nokia phones ever – the Nokia X3 slips easily into the
purse or the pocket, and looks the part with its brushed aluminum back cover
which will come in five vibrant colors designed to suit any mood or wardrobe.

Despite its size, the Nokia X3 is jam-packed with features including 3G,
WLAN, a music player and an FM radio.

Lovers of the snapshot and social networks will enjoy a great 5 megapixel
camera with 4X digital zoom that can take both still and video images.

The Nokia X3 also features dedicated music and messaging keys allowing
fast access to important Ovi services including social and entertainment
applications. In addition to Ovi Mail, people’s favorite consumer email and
chat accounts can be pushed direct to the phone via Nokia Messaging.

With a gentle glide over the touch screen people can go online and get
access to many services including thousands of apps from Ovi Store. In
certain markets, the new phone will also be available with Ovi Music
Unlimited, enabling the owner to access a virtually limitless range of the
latest hit music that can be stored on the available 16GB memory card.

The Nokia X3 – affordable and accessible touch and type which is
simple-to-use and beautifully designed. The Nokia X3 Touch and Type sits
alongside the Nokia X3-00, a slider with strong music functionality, which
was launched in September 2009.

The Nokia Mini Speaker MD-11. Pocket-sized speakers for big sound

Music lovers can boost the Nokia X3′s inbuilt speaker with some extra
‘oomph’ with the new MD-11, a light pocket-size speaker with great audio
quality. For even more fun, you can connect two for stereo sound – a great
way to get the music out of your phone and enjoy with friends. The Nokia Mini
Speaker MD-11 is estimated to retail for EUR 25 excluding taxes and subsidies.

    For more information, please visit:
http://www.events.nokia.com/touchandtype and http://www.nokia.com/press

For the Nokia X3 Touch and Type design video, please visit:

About Nokia

At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced
technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to
what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.2 billion people connect to one
another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and
high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices
with innovative services through Ovi (http://www.ovi.com), including music,
maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive
digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks
provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks


SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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