Flashback: from the Nokia Touch and Type, blurring the lines between smart and feature phones

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The distinction between smartphones and feature phones is often blurred. In the past it used to be about, no matter how good the device was in the user-installed apps and games, and these days it’s usually a touch on the screen to us. keyboard. But there were also devices that straddled the line between the two categories.







Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type official photos

Prior to Nokia, the not-quite-smartphone, Lumia phones, and there were two Touch-and-Type models. As we have already said, this phone has tried to have it both ways. The Nokia X3-02 and C3-01 both came out in the fall of 2010.

What makes them special is that their 2.4” screen with 240 x 320px resolution and had a resistive touch layer, and, of course, is the well-known Series 40 interface has been updated with support for touch input. This is in line with the story of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and even though the idea had potential, these are the only Touch-and-Type devices are in place (they were each given a change to it, but we’ll get to that).

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type

The refreshed S40 UI

The Series 40 user interface (UI) was easy to navigate, to manage, with the help of a D-pad, and a few of the smart keys, after all. However, the D-pad is not required, users can simply swipe up and down to scroll. The smart buttons are replaced by buttons on the screen. The home screen also offers customizable widgets!!

The UI is kept simple, which is an essential part of the display screen is small, and the resistance value was low, it is not very accurate (they rarely were). The accuracy is not a goal here, and the simplicity of use.

The Touch-and-Type duo, and was released for the day. They have had 3G connectivity as well as Wi-Fi on board, so you can surf the web anytime, anywhere. Plus, Opera Mini supports touch-screens, and the experience as good as possible given the hardware of the phone also has a WebKit-based browser).

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type

Opera Mini supports touch screen and can handle complex sites

Speaking of the hardware, it was a very, very strong. Originally, the phone came with a 680MHz single-core processor, with 64MB of RAM and 128 gb of storage (plus a microSD card slot, of course). The changes that we have mentioned, was the X3-02.5 and the C3-01.5 Gold Edition 2011.

This enhances the CPU speed to 1GHz, and has doubled the RAM to 128 mb of storage was doubled, too). This is to be turned on, 480p @ 30fps video recording (15 frames per second), the phone’ 5MP camera.

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type

Nokia’s Ovi Store, and it is not only the smart phones that have app stores, you know

You may laugh at these numbers right now, but the iPhone 3G (2008), which had a 412MHz processor and 128MB of RAM. It wouldn’t be until 2010 with the iPhone 4, which Apple will hit 1GHz. Thus, although the Nokia UI was slow, a world away from the smooth experience of the Apple phone, but this was a strong feature of the image.

The point is, these were some of the fastest, feature phones ever made. And it’s not like the J2ME-apps-and-games that requires a lot of RAM-however, they are designed to run on much lower power devices than this one.

Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type

Facebook and Twitter apps

Unfortunately, Nokia has never been enabled, the app switches to the Touch-and-Type combination, you couldn’t even leave the app to make a call, you had to shut it down. App switching is not a requirement for something to be called a “smartphone”, because of the way it is, unless you want to be different, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG and other feature phones.

However, the phone had a metal exterior that will allow them to feel free to talk. The C3-01 most importantly, it was giving us some of the traditional business of Nokia is” now.

Nokia C3-01
Nokia C3-01
Nokia C3-01
Nokia C3-01

The Nokia C3-01 is a classic design

What is the difference between the C3-01, X3-02, right? The C3-01 is a more formal, direct dial telephone, and it was dedicated to answer and hang up buttons, and a larger, 1,050 mAh battery, and an LED flash. The X3-02 has had a yothful vibe to it, with a media and messaging, and it was thinner (9.6 mm) us. 11 mm), resulting in a smaller, 860mAh battery, the back of the flash is reduced.

Both of the phones are boasted to HD Voice, Bluetooth 2.1, and USB-On-the-Go, allowing them to be read from the USB memory, and USB accessories. We have to know what you’re thinking, and yes, you could be in with a USB keyboard. Otherwise you are stuck with using the T9 mode using the numeric keypad.

These days, HMD, it is to bring back some of the classic, of Nokia feature phones, and supply a number of them, with the KaiOS, which is based on the failure of Firefox OS. Would you like to see the Touch-and-Type series will be reborn as a KaiOS phone.

PS. One day, we might cover the story of the Samsung Jet is a feature phone with a 3.1-inch AMOLED display (480 x 800 pixels) with resistive touch,, and an 800MHz processor. It’s also TouchWiz, which makes the pretty little beastie back in 2009.

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