Tech Tuesday on Empty Streets: Nokia 5230

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Today I am featuring yet another Nokia Touch screen phone that is being launched this year to satisfy those that are seeking more from Nokia. New to their touch screen series is the Nokia 5230. Fully packed with new features this phone is definitely guaranteed to be a phone that is to be desired by many, especially with 33hours of non - stop music playing capabilities.

Here is more about the Nokia 5230:


Physical features, power and memory

* Form: Classic with touchscreen
* Dimensions: 111 x 51.7 x 14.5/15.5 mm
* Weight: 113 g (without stylus)
* Weight: 115 g (with stylus)
* Volume: 78 cc (without stylus) / 83 cc (with stylus)
* Responsive touchscreen with tactile feedback
* Accelerometer for auto-rotate
* Proximity sensor to save power and prevent inadvertent touches

Display and 3D

* Size: 3.2"
* Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) with 16:9 picture
* Up to 16.7 million colours
* Full touchscreen display

Keys and input method

* Touchscreen
* Dedicated keys for camera, volume, power, send & end, and application launch (menu), plus the media bar touch key for accessing music, gallery, share online, video centre and web browser
* Homescreen music plug-in for pause/play, forward, back
* Voice commands

Colours and covers

* Available in-box colours:
- White/Red
- White/Dark Silver
- White/Pink
- White/Yellow
- White/Blue
- Black/Red
- Black/Dark Silver
* Changeable colour battery covers


* Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 high speed
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector


* microSD memory card slot, with hot swap max. 16 GB
* 70 MB internal dynamic memory


* BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
* Talk time (maximum)
- GSM 7 h
- WCDMA 4 h 18 min
* Standby time (maximum)
- GSM up to 438 h
- WCDMA up to 458 h
* Video playback time (maximum): Mpeg-4 4.6hours, nHD 3 hours
* Music playback time (maximum): 33 h

Communication and navigation
Operating frequency

* Dual band 900/2100 WCDMA and 850/1900 WCDMA
* GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
* Automatic switching between GSM bands
* Flight mode

Data network

* GPRS/EGPRS Class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 177/296kbps (DL/UL)
* EDGE class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 177/296 kbps (DL/UL)
* WCDMA 2100, maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (UL/DL),
CS 64 kbps
* HSDPA, cat. 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps (DL)
* TCP/IP support

Local connectivity and synchronisation

* Bluetooth version 2.0
- Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
* MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
* Direct printing to compatible picture printers
* Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia Ovi Suite


* Speaker-independent name dialling (SIND)

Call features

* Integrated hands-free speakerphone
* Number screening for messaging and calls
* Automatic answer with headset or car kit
* Any key answer
* Call waiting, call hold, call divert
* Call timer
* Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
* Automatic redial
* Speed dialling
* Voice dialling: speaker independent dialling and voice commands (SIND)
* Fixed dialling number support
* Vibrating alert (internal), also with tactile feedback
* Side volume keys
* Mute/unmute
* Contacts bar for 20 contacts with images and communication history (SMS, email, web feeds)
* Talking ring tones
* Conference calling with up to 6 participants


* Multiple SMS deletion
* MMS version 1.3, message size up to 600 kb
* Automatic resizing of images for MMS
* Nokia Xpress audio messaging
* Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
* Number screening for messaging
* Distribution lists for messaging
* Cell broadcast


* Supported protocols: IMAP, POP, SMTP
* Support for e-mail attachments
* OMA e-mail notification support
* Mail for Exchange 2008 preinstalled

Web browsing

* Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML, WML
* Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP, JavaScript
* TCP/IP support
* OSS browser
* Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

* Integrated A-GPS
* Ovi Maps 3.0 application

Image and sound

* 2 megapixel camera
* Image formats: JPEG
* CMOS sensor
* 3x digital zoom
* White balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
* Center weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Dedicated camera key
* Landscape (horizontal) orientation
* Photo editor on device


* Main camera
- Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps (TV high quality), up to 640 x 352 pixels and up to 30 fps (widescreen quality), up to 320 x 240 pixels and up to 30 fps/15 fps (email high/normal quality), up to 176 x 144 and up to 15 fps (sharing quality)
- Up to 4x digital zoom
* Video recording file formats: .mp4, .3gp
* Audio recording formats: WAV (normal), AMR (MMS), AAC/MP4 (high quality)
* Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
* Scene modes: automatic, night
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Clip length (maximum): 1 h 30 min (high or normal quality). Dependable on available memory
* RealPlayer
* Video playback file formats: MPEG4-SP playback 30fps VGA, MPEG4-AVC playback 30fps QVGA, WMV9 playback 30fps QVGA, MPEG4-SP playback 30 fps nHD
* Video streaming: 3GPP and CIF
* Landscape mode video playback
* Video ring tones
* Video editor on device
* Video Centre service supported: download and stream video content, WMV support, video feeds

Music and audio playback

* Music playback file formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA
* Dedicated music keys
* FM radio
* 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug
* 2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
* Nokia Music
* Nokia Music Store support
* Nokia Podcasting support
* Ring tones: mp3, aac, 64-tone polyphonic (64 built-in tones)
* Integrated speaker

Voice and audio recording

* Voice commands
* Voice dialling

Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones

* Ring tones: 3D, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 and video ring tones
* Video ring tone

Software platform and user interface

* S60, 5th Edition
* Symbian OS version 9.4
* Active standby
* Voice commands
* FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air)

Personal information management (PIM): contacts, clock, calendar etc.

* Support for assigning images to contacts
* Support for contact groups
* Clock: analogue and digital, world clock
* Alarm clock
* Reminders
* Calculator
* Calendar with week and month view
* Converter
* Notes
* To-do list


* JavaTM MIDP 2.0
* Flash Lite 3.0
* Ovi Maps 3.0
* Nokia Music


* Included games:
- Roller Coaster
- DJ Mix Tour

Sales package contents

* Nokia 5230
* Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
* Nokia Battery (Bl-5J)
* Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-102)
* Plectrum Stylus CP-306
* User guide

Recommended accessories

* Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-500)
* Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset (BH-504)
* Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset (BH-103)
* Nokia Mini Speakers (MD-8)
* Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset (BH-214)
* Nokia 4 GB microSDHC Card (MU-41)

Here is a cool Video Introduction of the Nokia 5230:

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8 comment(s) to... “Tech Tuesday on Empty Streets: Nokia 5230”


Emila Yusof said...

wow! this seems like a good phone! i need one like this!

Life Ramblings said...

it sure looks like a wonderful phone with several cool features. :)

phoebe said...

oooh,love this phone! i also have a touch screen but it's too biggie for me. this one is cool :-)

thanks for dropping by

Monica said...

Hi Metz! I want a new phone :-D

Empty Streets said...

Hi Emila,

Yup me too hehehe that is why I write about new phones a lot hoping that one of the big mobile companies will grant me my wish hahahah :) Have a great week ahead. xoxo

Empty Streets said...

Hi Life Rambling,

Yup this is one cool phone :) I cant wait to try one out once it has reached the Philippine shores hehehe :) But by the way it looks it really is a good buy. I also know that there will be a lot more hehehe so stand by :) xoxo

Empty Streets said...

Hi Phoebe,

Yup these things are getting smaller and smaller. Cant wait for the new models to come out. Have a great week ahead. xoxo

Empty Streets said...

Hi Monica,

yup hehehe I love new gadgets too heheh Praying that Nokia would give me a chance to get to field test their new models in the future. :) Have a great week ahead xoxo.

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