Glossary definition of Series 30

Series 30 is Nokia s second generation interface design and style pattern. It grows on the simplistic Series 20 style by adding another softkey for action functions, separating the begin and end call functions onto different green and red buttons respectively, and adding either two or four scrolling keys for navigation. The first handsets that fully incorporated Series 30 were the Nokia 6110 and Nokia 6190, which descended from the Nokia 2110 (The Matrix Phone).

Series 30 has a graphical display that is used to display icons (status icons are a compact 6 pixels high), animations, and text in different fonts, on a screen of at least 84 x 48 pixels, with screen sizes up to 128 x 128 in later Series 30 phones.

The philosophy of the Series 30 two-button style is to have one left button for negative actions such as back or cancel, and the other right button for positive actions such as selecting data or getting deeper into a menu. The call handling buttons help quickly begin and end calls without detracting from menu navigation. This offers more functionality than the basic one-key Series 20 and highly successful Navi-key designs although reaches its limit with time management applications and internet browsing, which Series 40 and Series 60 better cater for.

Worth a mention is the Nokia 7110, which was a unqiue variation on Series 30 that hailed the advent of WAP phones, used a roller for menu navigation, and was Nokias first (and only) handset employing the Navi-roller style.