Nokia has announced the launch of yet another handset on Tuesday, this time the Touch and Type-focused Nokia X3.

The new mobile phone will, says Nokia, come with a "unique combination of a touch screen and traditional 12 button phone keypad".

While that's the same as a number of other handsets from other manufacturers on the market already, Nokia believes that its approach will be the one that you'll want.  

“We continue to push innovation at all price points. The Nokia X3 brings new consumer value with a device that combines a touch screen and a keypad at an affordable price, offering consumers the best of both Worlds”, said Mark Loughran, managing director of Nokia UK, about the phone that is launching sometime before October. 

Design wise you'll get a 9.6mm thick handset, and the usual array of tech including 3G, WLAN, a music player and an FM radio. There is also a 5-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom that can take both still and video images.
The Nokia X3 Touch and Type sits alongside the Nokia X3-00, a slider with strong music functionality, which was launched in September 2009 and is expected to retail for approximately 125 euros.

Take a look at the other touch and type candy bar phones the Nokia X3 will be up against.