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Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type sheds the qwerty

The popular and affordable qwerty phone, Nokia C3, now has a sibling and they called it the Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type — the second of its kind after the Nokia X3 Touch & Type back in August.

Riding on the coat-trails of the popular Nokia C3, the C3-01 sheds the qwerty keyboard and replaces it with the regular alphanumeric one. To compensate for that loss, they’ve made the display a touch screen albeit a resistive one.


Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type
2.4 inches @ 240×320 pixels w/ resistive touchscreen
30 MB internal storage
64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM
microSD, up to 32GB
HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
5MP camera w/ LED flash
FM radio with RDS
Li-Ion 1050mAh battery

Indicated price in euros translate to about Php8,200 but that may vary depending on current exchange rates.

The original Nokia C3’s popularity was based on the qwerty form factor so despite the addition of 3G connectivity on the C3-01, I don’t think it will have the same warm reception compared to the former. If nothing else, this model seems like a cheaper, feature-phone equivalent of the Nokia E52.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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29 Responses

  1. roancarl says:

    c3 is much better for me

  2. Jonai says:

    Kailan kaya darating ito sa Pinas.? Mas maganda ang specs kaysa C3.

  3. Teknisyan says:

    nice specs but I don’t see any reason why did they made this one a touch screen with alpha numeric pad…. looks like they (Nokia) testing the responses of people who will buy this phone.

  4. kim says:

    mas mgnda specs but eww ang design.

  5. For me this model is much better than Nokia C3. I have here a simple review when my bro bought Nokia C3. My own review of Nokia C3

  6. madelle says:

    type ko to. kaya lang ang tagal naman dumating sa pinas….

  7. Mando says:

    Magkano kaya to pagdumating ito dito sa atin?

  8. dantot says:

    kelan kaya release nto? sana mura2 den like c3. type koto kesa sa c3qwerty

  9. dantot says:

    kelan kaya release nto? sana mura2 den like c3. type koto kesa sa qwerty

  10. jp says:

    mas mgnda specs nito at hindi hirap magtext kesa sa mga qwerty-type at full-touchscreen na phones. sna dumating na xa sa pinas at a low price :D

  11. Jen says:

    I want this one! Its simple. Kelan kaya ire-release ito dito sa Pinas?? Sana with in this month na in an affordable price!

  12. bonsai0528 says:

    i love this c3-01 easy to use bec. of the keypad. for me the design was not EWWW:)meron n kaya ito sa pinas?im looking for a phone n hindi qwerty and me wifi connectivity.ganda ng features.

  13. ruel penaloza says:

    Mr. Abe…. ano na po ang development ng release ng C3-01?

    Mayroon na po bang pricing?

    After Halloween or before Christmas?

  14. Rose says:

    Resistive touch screen? Shucks! :-c

  15. jana says:

    the blackberry storm has a much more resistive touch screen.. so i guess this phone’s a cheaper but quality product from nokia.

  16. mar says:

    kailan po kaya magiging available to sa pinas???
    ang tagal naman. . .
    magkano ba toh???

  17. bulilit says:

    iv checked it on the net, i think the phone is good.i also wanted to have one.i dnt find qwerty pad faster when im sending messages.kaya ok padin tong alpha numeric..and the touch screen part,since wide naman ang screen, ok sya pag nag bbrowse ka sa net ;) un lng wla pang release kelan sya out sa market..

  18. anjonikko says:

    ang ganda at simple lang! affordable pa! san kaya ako makakabili nito? nagpunta ako sa trinoma wala anaman ako nakita? ung mga sales lady walang clue sa phone na to! kpag my nakita aku text nyo naman
    ako oh kaya meaasge nyo ako sa fb!

    [email protected]

  19. saan mas maganda yung x3 touch & type or yung c3 touch & type…? nakita ko na ang dalawang specs ng x3 and c3 touch and type kaso itong c3 touch and type ang medyo may kamahalan around 9,800php sa net na nakita ko tapos ung x3 touch and type around 8,500php at sa data barer ng dalawang model ay ito lang c3 touch and type lang ang merong data barer sa wifi pero both of them merong wifi. but ang x3 touch and type ay walang data barer.. para malaman nyo kung ano mas maganda sa dalawa tingnan nyo sa forum.nokia.com tapos e compare nyo yung x3 touch and type at c3 touch and type… kung meron na kayong nalaman tungkol sa c3 touch and type kung saan mabili or pwede bang sa online nalang bumili mag send nlng kayo ng e-mail sa akin. [email protected]
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    kung ako ang maka-alam sa update ng c3 touch and type wag kayo mag alala mag post lang ako dito.^_^

  20. renz says:

    ung x3 touch and type kc s40 lng ang version nia. d ko p alam ung sya c3? tpus ask ko lng po kung applicable b sa x3/c3 touch and type ung video streaming like youtube?tnx

  21. Silvers Rayleigh says:

    Eh meron na po ba neto sa Philippines? At magkano naman kaya? ang kinagusto ko dito eh 5mp, at ung simplicity, pero kung d kaya ng budget ko c3 nalang muna ko hehehehe. Pero mas gusto ko ung qwerty keypad

  22. Meron na ‘to dito sa Pinas.

    So far ang nakita kong cheapest is P8,750. Average price nito P9,000.

  23. danadik says:

    malou escasa san ka nkakita non? ura lng ha

  24. cjaysan says:

    just got mine last wednesday.. sm sta mesa ako bumili.. P8750 with 2gb memory card.. STYLE yung name nung store.. :) meron din sa iba kaso mejo mahal// around P9,300 :)

  25. obei says:

    ok po ba gamitin ang C3-01 kesa sa C3 qwerty????
    tnx po….

  26. bethebest says:

    The specs were astonishing but then, for me the style of X3-01 was better than this C3-02. I really like this but the appearance is not that appealing.

  27. asti21 says:

    I was eyeing for x3-02 nung bibili ako tapos nakita ko yung dark grey version ng c3-01 maganda pala. Di ko kasi type yung white silver na kulay. I ended up buying yung c3-01 kasi metal casing

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  29. Mang says:

    Year 2020:
    Is there somewhere I can buy this phone?
    Kindly Help Please.

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