Nokia India has finally launched the 5530, 5230 XpressMusic phones in India. The phones were initially announced in months ago.

“By 2012, 40 per cent of mobile devices will have touch “sensitive” screen and the market size (of touch screen models) would reach 90 million devices, Nokia Regional General Manager (South) T S Sridhar, citing a report said.

He said the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is from the same platform as Nokia 5800. Compared to the earlier version which had the option of customising only four contacts,the new model would have 20 customised contacts, he said. The phone, with a stainless steel frame finish, is priced at Rs 14,029.

The 5530 XpressMusic handset features –

  • a 2.9-inch touchscreen display with a 360 x 640 pixels 16 million colors
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (micro)
  • 3 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • stereo FM radio
  • 3.5mm earphone socket
  • MicroSD card support

The second handset that's finally out , the 5230 XpressMusic will feature –

  • a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a 360 x 640 pixels 16 million colors
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS
  • GPS withA-GPS
  • Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (micro)
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • stereo FM radio
  • 3.5mm earphone socket
  • MicroSD card support

The handset features GPS making it the cheapest touchscreen with this feature. Targeting consumers who are keen to experience the touch interface, Nokia also launched Nokia 5230 priced at Rs 9,389.

Noted play back singer Shalini launched the phones. Nokia launched its first touch screen device Nokia 7710 in the fourth quarter of 2004. Currently the company offers 5800 Xpress Music, N97 and N97 “Mini” models.

Both devices are expected to hit the market by last week of December.

Publish date: December 22, 2009 11:45 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 5:56 pm

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