Nokia Launches The C3-01 Gold Edition With 1GHz Processor

Last year, Nokia launched the C3-01 entry-level touchscreen phone. This handset originally runs on the 680 MHz processor and it is powered by the Symbian S40 6th edition Operating System. I have already used this handset for a couple of month and felt that, the phone was over-priced. The display is quite small for a touchscreen phone, the 5 megapixel camera is pathetic and the OS is not even worth mentioning.

Now, after a year, Nokia launched the “Gold Edition” of its not-so-popular Nokia C3-01 entry level touchscreen phone. The are no major changes in the specs of the device, except the fact that, the Nokia C3-01 Gold Edition runs on the powerful 1 GHz processor, instead of the 680 MHz processor.

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Nokia C3-01 Gold Edition Specifications:

  • 2.4 inch touchscreen display
  • 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz processor
  • Series 40 6th edition OS
  • Full keypad
  • Dedicated camera and volume keys
  • WLAN 802.11 b,g,n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Up to 4x digital xoom
  • Video capture in QVGA at up to 30 fps
  • VGA at up to 15 fps
  • Media Player with metadata ID3 tags
  • Ovi Music support
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 30 MB internal memory
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • High-Speed USB 2.0
  • Up to 20 hours music playback time
  • Up to 405 hours of standby time
  • Up to 5 hours 30 mins of talk time
  • 1050 mAh Li-ion battery

This handset measures 111 x 47.5 x 11mm and weighs 100g. The Nokia C3-01 Gold Edition comes with a price-tag of €220 (approx.$320/ Rs.14,500), excluding local taxes or operator subsidies. This handset has already started shipping in selected markets and it will extend to more markets in coming weeks.

Nokia C3-01 Firmware v06.00 Comes With Swipe To Unlock Feature

Last month, Nokia officially launched the C3-01 Touch and Type phone in India. This handset comes with a 2.4 inch touchscreen display, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and much more. Within a month, this handset has received a new firmware update numbered 06.00. The new firmware update comes with an amazing “Swipe To Unlock” feature, general performance improvements, etc. Check out the complete changelog below:

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Nokia C3-01 Changelog:

  • Swipe to unlock your device
  • Swipe to open Collection and Games
  • Performance and usability improvements

The latest firmware version can be downloaded from the Nokia Software Update or via. Over-The-Air (OTA). To get this software through your device, select Applications > Software Update, and choose the software you want to update.

It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation. It may take few days or weeks for the update to reach in your region. If you find any other changes or improvements in this firmware update, then share with us in the comments section below.

Nokia C3-01 And X3-01 Officially Launched In India

Nokia recently launched the entry-level C3-01 and Nokia X3-01 in India. Both the handsets comes with a touchscreen display as well as a physical keypad. These ‘Touch and Type’ devices are specially targeted at youngsters, who wants to stay connected with their virtual as well as real friends on the go. Nokia C3-01 and X3-01 comes with a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, 32GB expandable memory and more. Check out the complete specs after the break.

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As a responsible leader, Nokia strives to enhance customer value with each innovation. With this debut in the Touch and Type design we offer consumers the best of both worlds and bring the world on their finger tips. Both the new devices, Nokia X3 02 and Nokia C3 01 have the ideal design for SMS and social networking where fast and frequent input is required, along with touch capability, which is ideal for functions such as smooth browsing and controlling applications like music and games,said, Viral Oza, Head, Activation, Media and Online Marketing Nokia India.

Nokia C3-01 comes with a 2.4 inch touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5 megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio jack, 64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM, 30 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB v2.0, GPS, up to 440 hours stand-by time, up to 3 hours 20 min talk-time and a 1050 mAh battery.

Nokia X3-01 features a 2.4 inch touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, Dedicated music key, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB v2.0 microUSB, 5 megapixel camera, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Audio and video player, 3.5 mm audio jack, 50 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, up to 28 hours music playback, up to 408 hours battery stand-by time, up to 5 hours 20 mins talktime and a 860 mAh battery.

Nokia C3-01 is available in 3 colors – Silver, Warm grey and Golden khaki, while the Nokia X3-01 is available in 5 vibrant colors – White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink, Lilac. Nokia C3-01 and x3-01 comes with a price tag of Rs.9,389 and Rs.8,839 respectively.

Nokia C3-01 and X3-02 now available in India


Nokia announced Nokia C3-01 and X3-02 back in third quarter of 2010. Both the devices C3-01 and X3-02 fall into Touch and Type segment and were promised to be launched in India by first quarter of 2011. It looks like Nokia has for once lived up to their promise.

Nokia C3-01 has a touchscreen 2.4 inch, QVGA display.  It also has an alphanumeric keypad, Wi-Fi, HSPA, Facebook and Twitter integration, 3.5mm headset jack, FM radio with RDS, 5MP camera, VGA video recording, and MicroSD card support. The C3-01 is also 3G enabled and supports WiFi.  The C3-01 will be available for Rs.9389 in India.

Nokia X3-02 comes  with 5 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM radio and display with 240*320 pixel resolution, 2GB internal storage and can be expanded  up to 32 Gb. The X3-02 is also 3G enabled and supports WiFi.  The X3-02 will be available for Rs 8,839 in India.


Nokia C3-01 Touch And Type Up For Sale In UK

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Back in September, Nokia announced its S40 based entry level phone, the Nokia C3-01 Touch And Type. This handset comes with a touchscreen display as well as a physical keyboard. Nokia C3-01 Touch And Type is currently available on the airwaves of Vodafone, O2 and T-Mobile in the UK.

It features a 2.4 inch TFT resistive touchscreen display, 240 x 320 pixels resolution, S40 user interface, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 64 MB RAM, microSD card slot, 30 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, stereo FM radio with RDS, 1050 mAh Li-ion battery and more.

This handset comes in three vibrant colors – Golden, Silver and Grey. Nokia C3-01 Touch And Type is available for free with Vodafone’s £20 monthly plan, T-Mobile’s £15 monthly plan and O2’s £25 monthly plan. You can also buy this handset without any contract for £149.00.