Nokia 5730 XpressMusic gets hands-on treatment

(Credit: Mobile-review.com)

Nokia hasn't officially introduced the 5730 XpressMusic to the world yet, but Russian site Mobile-review.com has already posted an in-depth hands-on preview of the handset blessed with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard.

The Finnish phone-maker already has a few QWERTY devices in its line-up, but these are mainly available on the E-series. A pull-out keyboard on a music-centric phone model? That's probably a first.

Some of the impressions mentioned were a glossy front that attracts fingerprints, a spring-loaded QWERTY that slides effortlessly, vibrant display, and generous buttons on the keyboard. Other features on the 2.5G set include dedicated music controls (typical of the XpressMusic range), microSD expansion card slot, micro-USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash, 2-inch QVGA display, Bluetooth stereo, EDGE and built-in GPS.

Of course, these mean nothing until Nokia decides to come clean with the device. According to Mobile-review.com, the 5730 XpressMusic will hit stores in April at a modest price of €220 (AU$437). That makes it a likely candidate as a budget S60 QWERTY handset if it eventually makes its way to Australia.

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teven posted a comment   

i got mine on a $19 plan for 24 months on optus.**** score...

 

Somebody posted a comment   

Do you know any shop that sells Nokia 5730 XpressMusic now here in NSW australia? I wanna buy it

 

techxpert posted a comment   

im geting this phone in 4 days- its quite good- go buy one

 

michael posted a comment   

hey guys this phone has finally been released here in Australia on of the main carriers is optus and they are selling it outright for about $550 so it is cheaper than the e75 which is pretty much exactly the same only more expensive and you should start seeing it in sales coming up soon good phone i have one and love it so far i have had it for about 3 weeks now and its really good hope this helps

 

Dec posted a comment   

i dont know what phone to get, this or the Nokia E75!

i will probably go with this

 

som fool posted a comment   

it should be cheaper ye

 

blar blar posted a comment   

seems pretty good i gess

 

dun knw posted a comment   

hw much ?




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