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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone : The new music camera phone from Nokia

Nokia, the world famous Finnish mobile phone producer, brought out their next generation music phones in the European market six months ago. Now, the company is releasing its latest music phone Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone, in the USA market.

According to the report of NPD Group, a top market research firm, music-enabled phones made up 60% of the mobile phones sold in the USA in the first quarter. With the new Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone, Nokia is trying to gain a better position in the USA market. Currently, it is in the fourth position in North America. The new model was unveiled at the T-Mobile USA show last Tuesday. The first and only wireless operator in the USA, T-Mobile USA, Inc. will sell the Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone. The company also sold its predecessor 5610 Xpress Music phone. Both the models were announced last August by Nokia. The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music handset is coming to all the T-Mobile stores in USA on May 28. Now let’s look at the phone:

Dimension:
Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone is a slim, music-playing handset. It looks like a candy bar.
Length: 4.09 inches
Width: 1.76 inches
Breadth: 0.39 inches
Weight: 3 ounces.

Laptopmag says:

Following the design of the Nokia 5300, the 5310 has two aluminum side panels on either side of the screen, where external controls for Rewind/Fast-Forward, and Play/Pause are located. You can choose among red, orange, and purple to accent the black phone. But where the 5300—which had only soft keys and Send/End buttons on its face—slid open to reveal a keypad, the candy-bar 5310 features Send and End buttons and two soft keys surrounding a D-pad. Below them is a fairly small keypad for dialing numbers, but it wasn’t too scrunched as to make for sore thumbs while dialing or even shooting off some short texts. The 2-inch QVGA screen is nice and bright.

Camera:

  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone comes with a 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom.
  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone comes with video capture and playback facility.

Music:

  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone comes with MP3 player.
  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone comes with external music player controller. Along with the phone, you will also get a stereo wired headset. You will also a get a USB cable to load music.
  • With the new Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone, you can listen to your favorite FM radio stations.
  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack compatible with most earphones.
  • With the new Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone, you will also get a hands-free speaker.
  • The digital music player of Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone supports AAC, eAAC+, MP3 and Windows Media Audio formats.
  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone also has video ring tone facility.
  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone comes with 1GB microSD card. It can be increased upto 4GB.

Cnet.com says:

T-Mobile has preloaded the phone with two exclusive new songs from artists Panic At The Disco and Phantom Planet. As an added bonus, the Nokia 5310 is also loaded with Panic At The Disco's latest video, "That Green Gentleman." T-Mobile also included a special making-of the video with a greeting from the band.

Business wire.com says:

In addition to the preloaded content, T-Mobile and Nokia are offering customers a unique opportunity to share their love of music to stick together with those who matter most in their lives. Customers can enter a code from an in-box flyer at www.nokiausa.com/xpressmusic for a chance to win several items, including a music-themed download to use for their Nokia 5310 XpressMusic or to give to a friend, or a grand prize of a $100 Ticketmaster Gift Card to be used toward the purchase of two tickets to a concert of the winner’s choice,1 enabling customers to truly share the joy and experience of music with a friend.

Internet/Bluetooth/3G/Wi-Fi

  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone comes with Bluetooth connectivity. You can enjoy T-Mobile’s myFaves support. The main problem of the Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone is, it does not support 3G Network. As a result, the phone will not be able to use the newly upgraded T-Mobile Network.
  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone does not support Wi-Fi.
  • The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone supports tri-band 850/1800/1900 MHz GSM, GPRS, EDGE.

Display:

The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone comes with 2-inch QVGA 240x320 display with upto 16 million colors. Softpedia says:

This is a completely new and redesigned interface and offers a better entertainment experience. Also the external music dedicated keys are making the phone very easy to handle when music player or FM radio are used. The integrated Video player can play 3GP and MP4 files and features the Fullscreen mode for a better experience. The music player is compatible with MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, and WMA file formats. For a better music experience you can take advantage of the Equalizer, that features 8 presets, but it's not limited to those. The 3.5 mm jack port enables you to easily swap the default headset (Nokia HS-45) with another one of your choosing. The FM radio can store up to 20 base stations and has the RDS function.In terms of audio quality, Nokia 5310 XpressMusic qualifies as very good. Users that want a higher sound quality should definitely change the headset that comes in the sales package. Also, radio reception is excellent and audio quality even better. The loudspeakers are not making a good job (even if they're 3), so you will get a low sound, which lacks any bass traces. The dedicated audio chipset included does its job and puts Nokia 5310 cellphone in top 3 XpressMusic series in terms of sound quality.

Others:
The Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone has voice dialing, voice commands and voice recorder. GSM Arena says:

Nokia 5310 employs the Series 40 5th edition user interface. As you might know Nokia decided to skip the 4th edition and went straight to 5th from the 3rd. But leaving the name aside, we have to say navigating and controlling the phone are almost the same as with the previous UI edition and identical to Nokia 6500 classic. The phone offers a vast number of configurable options but at the price of somehow complicated menu structure and navigation.When in stand-by, the display as usually visualizes the pre-selected wallpaper plus signal strength, battery status and time in the top bar. Beneath the top bar are the operator logo and the date. The bottom bar is reserved for the descriptions of the functions assigned to the center of the navigation key and the two context keys. The center of the navigation key opens the main menu, while the context keys can be assigned a function of your choice. The font on the main display can be of any color.

Price:
Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone will cost you $50 with a two year contract. (For more info visit http://www.t-mobile.com/)

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