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Flipping out

If I had to pick holes it would be the absence of an external camera button, what you can see on the right of the handset below the volume rocker is a lock key. Also, it lacks an accelerometer or indeed any facility to flip the screen into landscape when not playing video. Ovi Store apps like eBuddy can also be a challenge to set up using the touchscreen without a stylus.

Nokia X3 Touch and Type

Brings candybar die-hards into the next decade

Verdict

Adding a touchscreen to S40 could have ended up as an unholy dog's dinner but it hasn't. Rather, Nokia has delivered a system of control that makes other candybar mobile phones feel rather dated. ®

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Revamped Series 40 offers candybar characteristics with touchscreen tweaks.
Price: £159 RRP

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