Nokia launches new XpressMusic handsets

What Mobile
March 11, 2009

The 5730 and 5330 XpressMusic will each be available with ‘Comes With Music’, the service that offers unlimited music downloading for 12 or 18 months. Millions of tracks are available and users can keep them even when the free download period is over.

The Comes With Music service is currently available here in the UK and Singapore, with a launch in Australia later in March, extending later in the year to Italy, Sweden and Mexico.

Nokia 5730 XpressMusic

The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic is somewhat similar to the E75, with its 2-inch (QVGA resolution) display and four row slide-out keyboard. The ‘heart’ of the device is the “Homescreen for XpressMusic” that offers easy access to content, plus dynamic information music, people, games, email and your calendar.

There’s an improved contacts bar with up to 20 friends and family members, direct access to music and applications like N-Gage, Photos, Facebook, Ovi Contacts, Maps and more. Ovi Contacts can even tell you what music friends are listening to.

Support for N-Gage isn’t just a shortcut to the gaming application, but a true gaming experience with proper gaming buttons that makes it perfect for game playing. The camera is 3.2-megapixels, with Carl Zeiss optics and a flash.

A car holder (CR-110) is also available to keep the phone firmly in place.

The phone is expected to ship in Q3, for a SIM-free price of £300 or less including VAT.

Nokia 5330 XpressMusic

Nokia’s 5330 XpressMusic has an edgy design, with illumination effects and music control keys. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack and promises crystal clear sound with any headphones. The phone offers more than 26 hours of music playback time, and has a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash.

The phone offers access to social networking and file sharing sites like Ovi, Facebook and MySpace.

The phone is expected to ship in Q3, for a SIM-free price of £170 or less including VAT.

Nokia 5030 XpressRadio

At the lower end of the scale, the Nokia 5030 is an entry-level phone that has an FM radio as its entertainment offering. It’s the first phone from Nokia to contain an internal FM antenna, which makes it possible to listen to the radio without having to connect a headset (which is traditionally used as an aerial) even if you wanted to use the internal speaker.

The one touch FM radio button offers instant access to the radio and preset channels, with a powerful internal loudspeaker.

The phone has a day of listening time or ten hours of talktime, but it does not come with a camera (although it does have a flash light that can be used as a torch) or memory expansion.

The phone is expected to ship in Q2, for a SIM-free price of £40 or less including VAT.

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