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LONDON, England – The second day of Nokia World has seen the surprise announcement of a fourth device at the show. The C3 Touch and Type device combines a traditional keyboard with the benefits of a touch screen. What else is new in the latest Cseries to be announced? Read on after the break for more.

In brief

  • S40 with quad band connectivity
  • Nokia Messaging 3.0 preloaded
  • Wi-Fi and a 5MP camera
  • Ships Q4 2010

The design is reminiscent of classic Nokia devices such as the Nokia 6700 classic and Nokia 6300 phones, and gives users familiar with such models both the familiarity of their trusty older devices and single-handed operation. Plus a taste of the modern through the ability to operate the device through a touch interface.

The Series 40 device promises best-in-class communications, with Quad band phone calling, and both 3G/HSPA and WiFi internet connectivity. It comes with Nokia messaging 3.0, the latest incarnation of Nokia’s email, instant messaging and the Communities client offering Facebook and Twitter access. The device also allows users access to games and other applications through the Ovi Store.

The new C3 offers a high-quality build for your money, with a 100% stainless steel case and a 5-megapixel camera with flash on board. It will come in Silver, Warm grey and Khaki Gold colour variations. It measures 111 x 47.5 x 11mm, with the screen measuring 2.4-inches, diagonally. The device supports MicroSD memory cards for storage up to 32GB.

The C3 Touch and Type is expected to cost €145 before taxes or subsidies and will start shipping in the fourth quarter of this year.