Nokia announces fair and square X5-01 plus Nokia X6 8GB
Today at Nokia Connection event in Singapore Nokia presented Nokia X5-01 - a rather unusually shaped squarish slider with a full QWERTY keyboard. Nokia also refreshed Nokia X6 with a new 8GB version.
Nokia X5-01 runs Symbian S60 3rd edition and packs a 2.36-inch display of QVGA resolution. It's got quad-band GSM connectivity and tri-band HSDPA support for world-wide roaming. Connectivity is further complemented by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and the microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack.
Speaking of the 3.5mm audio jack, the Nokia X5-01 is touted as having excellent sound quality and loud speakers. Music consumption on the phone will be enhanced by clever new gestures. For instance, you can spin the phone to jump to a random track.
In select markets Nokia X5-01 will be offered in Comes With Music package.
Besides an ear for music, Nokia X5-01 also has a knack for messaging and social networking. Besides integration of popular social networking services (Facebook, Twitter, Hi5, and MySpace), X5-01 also comes with popular Instant Messengers and support for multiple email accounts. Plus clever gestures pertain to messaging as well. A shake of the phone will show you your unread messages.
The Nokia X5-01 comes equipped with a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, but so far there is no word whether the camera has auto focus or not. There are no details on video recording either.
Nokia X5-01 will hit the market in a variety of bold colors. It will launch in Indonesia in Q3 2010 at an estimated price of 165 euro before taxes and subsidies. Availability in other markets is yet unknown.
Nokia X6 8GB is simply a more affordable version of the original Nokia X6 (which has 32GB) and the more recent Nokia X6 16GB. Nokia X6 8GB will start shipping in Q3 2010 in Azure, Black, Amethyst and should sell at an estimated price of 225 euro before taxes and subsidies.