Nokia 3250 - a phone with a twist

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Today Nokia introduced its newest music phone - the Nokia 3250. The Symbian smartphone has a unique twisting design - the traditional phone keypad can be transformed into a dedicated music player keypad. To store the music files, the phone uses microSD (TransFlash) card slot, it supports up to 1GB cards.

The Nokia 3250 comes as a successor of the popular 3230 model. It's good to see that the most criticized flaw of the 3230 has been fixed - the new phone has high quality stereo music player and also comes with a standard 3.5 mm audio jack. The camera is upgraded to 2 megapixels and now can be used in landscape mode thanks to the twisting design. The other upgrades include - a better display, a newer version of the Symbian Series 60 OS and a faster EDGE connectivity.

The triband GSM 900/1800/1900 model is expected to start shipping in the first quarter 2006 with an estimated retail price of 350 EUR before subsidies or taxes.

Also today Nokia introduced "Nokia XpressMusic", a dedicated feature brand that makes it easy for consumers to identify mobile devices that ensure the best mobile music experience. The Nokia XpressMusic logo will begin appearing on sales packages and promotion materials for music-optimized Nokia devices starting with the shipment of the Nokia N91 and Nokia 3250. To warrant the Nokia XpressMusic mark, the device must meet a number of music-specific criteria, including:

  • Great audio quality
  • Dedicated key(s) for fast and easy access to the music collection
  • Play, talk and play - music pauses when a call comes in, resumes when the call has ended
  • Use any headphones for listening with standard 3.5mm jack
  • Extended battery time (minimum of 10 hours for music)
  • Substantial storage for large number of songs
  • Create and edit playlists on the go
  • USB 2.0 support for fast and easy transfer of your music
  • Wide support of audio formats, including MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC and eAAC+
  • Easy access to over-the-air music downloads


Nokia press release

Nokia 3250: A music phone with a twist.

Music-driven mobile phone features dedicated music keys, storage for up to 750 songs

Berlin, Germany/Espoo, Finland - The Nokia 3250, Nokia's newest music phone, grabbed the spotlight of Nokia Trends, an electronic music festival that took place in Berlin, Germany this weekend. This unique design twists to transform a traditional phone keypad into dedicated music keys. The Nokia 3250 stores up to 1 Gigabyte (750 songs) of high quality music and offers 10 hours of music play. In addition, consumers can take advantage of the Nokia 3250's two-megapixel camera and smartphone capabilities. The triband GSM 900/1800/1900 model is expected to start shipping in the first quarter 2006 with an estimated retail price of 350 EUR before subsidies or taxes.

By twisting the Nokia 3250 keypad 180 degrees, consumers can toggle between the music controls and the traditional phone keypad. The music player of the Nokia 3250 supports a wide array of digital music formats such as MP3, WMA, M4A and AAC, making it easy to load and transfer music. Additionally, songs can be downloaded over-the-air while on the go and favourite songs can be set as ringtones. The Nokia 3250 supports microSD memory cards of up to 1 Gigabyte with storage capacity for up to 750 songs. An FM radio with Visual Radio client complements the Nokia 3250's complete music package.

Drag and drop to manage your music
Using the Nokia Audio Manager software, users can convert their favourite CDs into digital music files, and "drag and drop" their personal music collections and favorite playlists directly from their computer. Headphones can be connected to the Nokia 3250 via the 3.5mm connector of the Nokia Stereo Headset-HS-20, making the list of available enhancements even longer. For the best audio experience, Nokia is working to ensure that the Nokia 3250 is compatible with a number of accessories from industry leading brands such as BoseŽ, Harman KardonŽ, JBLŽ and Sennheiser Electronic.

The Nokia 3250 comes with a two-megapixel camera, which is activated in the landscape mode by twisting the Nokia 3250's phone's keypad 90 degrees. With a few simple strokes, images can be instantly shared with others via MMS, or printed on a compatible printer via Bluetooth wireless technology.

The Nokia 3250 is based on the Series 60 platform and Symbian OS, offering a broad set of features and messaging functionalities and enabling third-party application developers to create their own music applications. Those applications can be downloaded and installed on the Nokia 3250. Bridging smartphone capabilities with music on the go, the Nokia 3250 has a talktime of up to 3 hours.




Nokia 3250 - a phone with a twist - reader comments

  • yuan

i also have this nice.. as they name "twist"..can twist 360.. wow!! amazing!! I love it!!! keep up the good work nokia!!!

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  • 2008-04-27 07:17
  • PFwr
  • zain

3250 is greater than 6300.

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  • 2007-05-01 21:07
  • PGhG
  • anna

I recantly got this phone and i think it is totally amazing!it looks nice and it can do so much!its brilliant i absolutly love it!

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  • 2006-06-24 18:03
  • m7i4