Nokia 5230: A Touchscreen Phone for Everyone

by on August 27, 2009
in Gadgets




Nokia 5230 blackLooks like Nokia wants everyone to have a touchscreen phone. And this could be possible within a year or two, thanks to the low-cost touchscreen phones being announced.

Nokia yesterday announced another touchscreen phone for budget conscious people, the Nokia 5230, apparently a downgrade of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

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The two main differences I see between 5800 and 5230 are: no WiFi, less memory and a smaller camera with fixed-focus. Remaining is all Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, but with lots of improvements.

Nokia 5230 is an entertainment device featuring cutting-edge technology in an eye-catching design and is powered by Symbian S60 5th Edition, the OS that also powers Nokia’s other touchscreen phones.

Features of Nokia 5230

  • 3.2-inch touchscreen display (640 x 360 pixels resolution)
  • 2 Megapixels camera with fixed focus
  • Video recording at 640 x 480 pixels at up to 30 fps
  • A-GPS navigation with Ovi Maps 3.0 application
  • Custom homescreen with Contacts Bar.
  • 33 hours music playback time
  • Access to Ovi Store and other social networking sites

This smartphone will be released in with a competitive price of  approximately 150 EUR ($215) by the end of this year. At this affordable price, the Nokia 5230 is an open threat to other low-budget touchscreen phones like Samsung Star, LG Cookie etc. A variation of the same phone will also be released featuring Comes With Music service and that will cost for 260 EUR ($370).

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  • Front side appeared and observed to be Impressive but don’t you think, Backside is having girlish look…. Pink, green :-P

  • Sheharyar Naseer

    @Mansoor yeah u r right! Nokia shud think again about the backside!

  • Tucknoloji

    Sheharyar, it was more like a joke that i commented about the backside. It is fine because The Nokia phone is always available in different color schemes, if they produced any with excetive look every corner will be in the same theme and the color theme which suits Girls, will have everything about girls. So do not worry about the color schemes selection. Nokia is very good at it.

  • what a difference 5230 and 5230 XPmusic?

  • Vanitha

    Im having a problem receiving calls and dialling out, when a call is being made i have a tiny white lock on the screen and when that is there the call cannot be made. I have deactivated diverts and call barring for outgoing calls and incoming calls, but this lock apprears ongoing, help please

  • Vanitha

    Im having a problem receiving calls and dialling out, when a call is being made i have a tiny white lock on the screen and when that is there the call cannot be made. I have deactivated diverts and call barring for outgoing calls and incoming calls, but this lock apprears ongoing, help please