Nokia expands XpressMusic line with two new devices: Nokia 5320 XpressMusic and Nokia 5220 XpressMusic
Never satisfied with its own success just like any other company who thrives on innovation, Nokia released two new models to complement its music line today, calling the new devices Nokia 5220 XpressMusic and Nokia 5320 XpressMusic. Both phones will have great features for convenience and portability with the user in mind, as always, with special attention given to hardcore music lovers.
First, the new Nokia 5320 XpressMusic phone (pictured left) will come with 3G network support, and as you can see from the image it has a secondary camera up-front for your video calling needs. We call it secondary because there is a main camera located at the back side, capable of taking 3.2 megapixel snaps, which are complemented by the built-in dual-LED flash.
Looking at the navigation controls at the top of the numeric keypad, we see a little Nokia swirly Menu key, which means that this device is going to run on the ever-popular and always open (to new features) Symbian UI on Series 60 OS like many high-end Nokia phones. It will also feature a new voice-controlled Say and Play feature, which lets you do wonders with your music. Just say the name of the song and the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic will play it for you, without needing for you to press any other buttons.
The Nokia 5320 XpressMusic phone, according to Nokia, will also be ready for N-gage because of its support for HSDPA. This phone seems to be about speed and performance, as it is also HS-USB compatible enabling high speed data transfer, and has support for up to 8GB memory cards. The list of notable features doesn’t stop there though, because it also has a full featured Internet browser, access to Nokia’s Ovi and Nokia Search 4.1.
The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic phone, on the other hand, looks like it will be another low-end, budget phone, but with pretty interesting features nonetheless. Other than having that funky new design that Nokia prefers to call symmetric, the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic phone will also have a buil-in lanyard. So does that mean Nokia thinks music lovers are clumsy and irresponsible folk who can’t even manage to hold on to their handsets?
Both of these new Nokia XpressMusic phones will serve you for up to 24 hours of music playback with their 3.5mm headphone jack and built-in semi hi-fi audio chips. Expect them to be available by Q3 2008, for 160 EUR ($255 US, 5220 XpressMusic) and 220 EUR ($350 US, 5320 XpressMusic) before taxes and subsidies.