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, theNokia C3-01 Gold Edition runs on the powerful 1 GHz processor, instead of the 680 MHz processor.
nokia c3 01 gold edition

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.