Nokia today launched an exciting new range of music phones during an exclusive event at Nokia Theatre in New York's Times Square. Headlined by the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, which features a stylish slide design and holds up to 1,500 tracks, these music phones make it easier than ever to carry a single device by combining the best of mobile communication and mobile music. With today's announcement, Nokia broadens its portfolio of music-driven mobile products, giving consumers an unparalleled array of choice. The new products announced today will begin shipments in select markets within weeks.
"With today's launches we are reaching out to a broad range of comsumers who want both the features of a modern mobile phone and a quality music player in a single, stylish device," says Heikki Norta, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones. "The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic offers a comprehensive feature set, including support for up to 2 GB of memory and dedicated music keys at an accessible price. Never before has it been as easy or affordable for consumers to own a mobile phone that also offers a first-rate music experience that compares favorably to any stand-alone music player. With this product launch, we are emphasizing the benefits of the XpressMusic feature brand, which clearly labels those Nokia devices that guarantee an outstanding mobile music experience."
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic heads up the charts
The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic can hold over 100 albums worth of music (approximately 1500 tracks) on a 2GB microSD card. Thanks to dedicated music keys, consumers can easily control the playback of their music while simultaneously enjoying other functions such as texting, browsing or taking pictures. For an even better groove, consumers can plug in their favorite headphones or external speakers with a 3.5mm headset jack by simply connecting them to the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic using the inbox adapter. The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic swiftly transfers albums and music collections to a PC using a standard micro USB connector. When traveling, consumers can use the Nokia Wireless Audio Gateway AD-42W to stream their music collection and favorite playlists wirelessly to any stereo from their Nokia 5300 XpressMusic.
No one-hit wonder, the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic also comes with the latest messaging functions complemented by a 1.3 megapixel camera. Incoming calls can be enhanced with video ring tones on the high resolution display. The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is expected to retail for approximately 250 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.
In addition, Nokia today revealed two other music devices, the Nokia 5200 and the Nokia 3250 XpressMusic. Featuring a similar lifestyle-inspired slide design as the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, the Nokia 5200 offers an exciting combination of music and messaging functions and is an even more budget-friendly handset for young and sociable consumers. The Nokia 5200 is expected to retail for around 200 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.
Also unveiled today was the Nokia 3250 XpressMusic, which refreshes the popular Nokia 3250 with an updated look and feel. Still featuring the unique and well-received "twist" design, the Nokia 3250 XpressMusic has doubled the music capacity of the original, holding up to 1500 tracks (supports microSD cards up to 2GB) and is expected to retail for around 400 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.