Hari ini Nokia mengumumkan sebuah ponsel yang berdesain baru dan pertama kali dimiliki oleh Nokia: ponsel dengan layar sentuh yang memiliki keypad biasa di bagian bawah layar. Desain ponsel seperti ini pernah dibuat dan dipasarkan oleh Sony Ericsson sekitar 2 tahun lalu, yaitu G700 dan G900. Jika Sony Ericsson menanamkan sistem operasi Symbian UIQ 3.1 pada G700 dan G900, lain halnya dengan Nokia yang hanya memberikan sistem operasi proprietary (native OS) Nokia yang dikenal dengan nama S40 pada ponsel terbarunya ini. Ponsel teranyar Nokia ini diberi nama seri X3, dan diberi julukan Touch and Type Phone. Generasi pertama dari seri X3 adalah X3-02 yang diumumkan di Finlandia hari ini melalui Press Release berikut ini.
August 17, 2010
Espoo, Finland – In a move to continue driving innovation in its market leading mobile phone range, Nokia 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://events.nokia.com/touchandtype/ and www.nokia.com/press
For the Nokia X3 Touch and Type design video, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmqf_nktDag
Nokia X3-02 Full Specifications
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 3G : WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
OS: Series 40, Touch
Dimensions: 106.2 x 48.4 x 9.6 mm
Weight: 78 g
Display: 2.4 inch QVGA touchscreen
Input: 12 button phone keypad
Colors: up to 262K colors
Camera: 5 MP Camera with 5X digital zoom with Video Recording
Connectivity: HSPA, WLAN 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, MicroUSB, 3.5 mm AV connector
Colors Available: White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink, Lilac
Memory: supports up to 16 GB microSD Card
Talk time: up to 5.3 hours (GSM), up to 3.5 hours (WCDMA)
Standby time: up to 17 days (GSM + WCDMA)
Sales Package contents
Nokia X3 handset, model X3-02
Nokia Battery (BL-4S)
Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
NOKIA Stereo headset WH-102
Photo-photo Nokia X3-02
Video Nokia X3-02