Nokia has announced three new music-based mobile phones: the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic, the Nokia 5330 XpressMusic and the Nokia 5030.
Nokia 5730 XpressMusic with Qwerty keyboard
The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic is scheduled for launch in third quarter 2009. It’s Nokia’s first XpressMusic handset to feature a full Qwerty keyboard, and the screen comes loaded with widgets to quickly launch music downloading and social networking applications such as Facebook.
The Nokia 5330 XpressMusic is also penned in for a third quarter lunch. It’s a slider phone, designed for music loving social networkers. The handset features dedicated music controls, a 3.5mm jack output for headphones, and direct access to online sharing platforms such as Ovi, Facebook and MySpace.
Nokia 5030 – budget mobile phone
The Nokia 5030 is a basic mobile phone, and Nokia’s first to feature an internal FM antenna. Until now radio playback on Nokias required the use of headphones, which served as an antenna. The Nokia 5030 can be used without headphones, which will allow for music to be easily shared. Nokia claims that the device is fitted with a powerful loudspeaker, and can play music, on a single battery charge, for up to a day. The 5030 is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of 2009.
Jon Barrow, Which? mobile phone expert, said: ‘While the launch of these devices is a few months off, it might be worth the wait for music lovers looking to upgrade their phones, as previous models in the XpressMusic range have been successful in our tests. The inclusion of the Qwerty keyboard on the 5730 is particularly interesting, and it continues the current trend in the mobile phone market towards the inclusion of this functionality.’
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The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic and the Nokia 5330 XpressMusic are set to cost around €280 and €160 respectively, while the Nokia 5030 has an estimated retail price of less than €40.
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