Monday, August 24, 2009

Nokia 5230: Affordable Touchscreen

Besides Nokia's big announcement, they're also rolling out a new mobile phone that'll make those who can't afford to buy one of those uber expensive touchscreen phones: the Nokia 5230.

It's supposed to be the cheaper touchscreen--sorry--an entry level touchscreen for those who want to try it out. The reason why it's cheaper? No WiFi nor GPS. It has the following features though:
The Nokia 5230 features an easy to use music player with 33 hours of playback time. In select markets the Nokia 5230 will include Comes With Music service offering truly unbeatable value with all you can eat music. The recommended price of the Nokia 5230 with the Comes With Music service will be 259 EUR before subsidies and taxes. For a mighty music experience, any headphones with a 3.5mm AV connector can be used. In addition, the Nokia 5230 features a Media Bar with quick access to your favorite media and applications, such as music, photos, YouTube or Ovi Share.
Here's a video of it in action:

Pardon the really cheesy music, slight lag, and fingernail dragging, and this looks like a steal! Touchsreen and quick connection to Ovi Share is a great idea! Not everyone can get a WiFi connection 24/7 anyway so it's really not that of a requirement.
"Competitively priced at 149 EUR, we believe the Nokia 5230 is an unbeatable offer for many new customers who aspire a device that stars in music, mingles with social networks from Facebook to MySpace, navigates you to where it happens, when it happens, and comes in an array of dazzling colors, " said Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia.
Wait for it come 4th quarter of 2009!


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