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August 24, 2009

Nokia launches 5230 smartphone

Features a media bar with access to the user's favourite media and applications

By CBR Staff Writer

Nokia has expanded its touch phone portfolio with the addition of Nokia 5230, a new touch-screen smartphone designed for those who lead an active life and use their mobile phone as a primary instrument for music, photos and videos.

The new smartphone phone features a 3.2 inch touch-screen display and allows users to send and receive emails, and access social networking sites. It comes with a contacts bar that includes thumbnail images for up to 20 friends and provides easy access to them and their communications history including emails, phone calls, photos or other social media updates, the company said.

According to Nokia, with 5230 consumers can get new content, such as songs from the Nokia Music Store or apps, games, videos and other services from the Ovi Store, directly on their phones.

The company added that the new offering is complemented by A-GPS navigation and the latest version of Ovi Maps with aerial images, 3D landmarks and terrain map views for pedestrian and drive navigation. In addition, the 5230 features a media bar with access to the user’s favourite media and applications, such as music, photos, YouTube or Ovi Share.

Jo Harlow, vice president of Nokia, said: Competitively priced at €149, 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.

The new phone also features a music player with reported playback time of 33 hours. It is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2009. In select markets the Nokia 5230 will include ‘Comes With Music’ service, which will be offered at €259.

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