Nokia touchscreen smartphone releases ' have doubled'

29 January 2010 — 12:00 PM

Nokia has increased the number of smartphones that are available to consumers in the last quarter, it has been revealed.

The mobile manufacturer has increased its share of the smartphone market from 35 per cent to 40 per cent, meaning those considering mobile recycling - as an option to get money towards a new handset - could find that there is plenty to choose from.

Among the devices that helped the company double its touchscreen smartphone output were the N97 mini, 5530 and 5800 models.

The Nokia Conversations blog revealed the success and offered users of touchscreen handsets the opportunity to have their say on the benefits of such phones.

User Doug commented: "A touchscreen offers the user [the ability] to interact with what they are doing in a way that a keyboard can't."

Another user, under the name Fernando, said that touchscreens are great for scrolling in the web browser and manipulating photos.

Nokia has recently announced that it is to release a more affordable version - the16GB - of its popular X6 handset.

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