Nokia unveils three new music phones


11 Mar 2009

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Not content with bringing out one new phone weeks after the long-awaited 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia has three new music mobiles up its sleeve: the 5730 XpressMusic, 5330 XpressMusic and 5030 XpressRadio handset.

These new phones are expected to go on sale some time in the third quarter of 2009.

The 5730 XpressMusic comes in black with a fire-engine red, hot-pink or neon-blue trim and is Nokia’s first music handset to have a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, as well as a regular alpha-numeric keypad on top.

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Pretty in pink: the 5730 is as fashion conscious as it is connected

The homescreen is dynamic, displaying information on music, people, games, email and calendar. It also has a shortcut for quick access to your music collection, as well as access to the Nokia Music Store.

The Ovi Contacts feature means you can see when your friends are online, chat with them and see what music they are listening to.

The estimated retail price is €280 before tax, pricey, but Nokia is probably on to a winner with its music/chat combination, as the slide-out handset has been huge with teens and young adults.

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Nokia’s new 5330 XpressMusic

The new 5330 XpressMusic is not quite as fancy in that it doesn’t come with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Howeer, it does have a great design – all black gloss and killer curves, and will retail at an ERP of €180.

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The cheap and cheerful 5030 XpressRadio – Nokia’s first handset with an internal FM antennae makes for a robust portable radio device

Finally, the Nokia 5030 will be a great recession-buster of a handset with an ERP under €40. It is the first Nokia mobile to have an internal FM antenna, so no need for earphones or external speakers – the XpressRadio essentially doubles as a portable FM radio and has battery power of an entire day of listening time.

By Marie Boran

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