Mobile phones which have both a touchscreen and regular alphanumeric keypad are far and few between. But if the recent Nokia announcements are anything to go by, the Finns may have a grip on this particular segment of the market soon with its second Series 40 handset that has a hybrid touchscreen/keypad combo, the C3 Touch and Type. The first was the ,X3-02 Touch and Type announced on August 17 this year.
Unlike the X3-02, the new C3 variant features a more traditional keypad layout by dropping the *,0, # column down to the bottom below the 7,8,9 row. In practice, this configuration doesn't make much of a difference for predictive texting, but it'll certainly be more familiar for users accustomed to the conventional 4-by-3 keypad grid.