Nokia announces music phones
Today Nokia announced three music-oriented mobiles to win the heart of the music fans. The new digital wonders are the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia 5200 and Nokia 3250 XpressMusic. The XpressMusic series lineup would be the Nokia's answer to the Sony Ericsson Walkman series mobiles. This new range of Nokia phones would offer dedicated music keys for fast and easy access to the music features, 3.5 mm in-box adapters to put to good use your favorite standard headphones and a memory card slots for storing those precious music tracks. All phones will be sold with the Nokia Music Manager software which should allow easier transfer of tracks between the device and the personal computer.
The flagship of the music trio is undoubtedly the slider Nokia 5300 XpressMusic. Besides its multimedia capabilities, the microSD card slot and the FM radio, the mobile would not fail to impress with its 2" TFT display with QVGA resolution, 1.3 megapixel camera and tri-band GSM network support along with EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth and USB with a standard micro USB connector. The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is expected to retail for approximately 250 EUR before taxes and subsidies.
The slider Nokia 5200 is a mobile solution for the budget-conscious. Along with the enhanced music functions, it would also offer a VGA camera, a stereo FM radio, a microSD card slot, tri-band GSM network support and GPRS, Infrared, Bluetooth and USB connectivity options. The Nokia 5200 is expected to retail for around 200 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.
And finally here comes the revamped Nokia 3250 now bearing the XpressMusic designation. Besides the slight face-lift it has got, it now offers support for microSD cards with capacity of up to 2GB thus doubling the available space for storing music. The Nokia 3250 XpressMusic is expected to retail at a price of 400EUR before taxes and subsidies.
All three new devices are expected to start shipping to selected markets within weeks.