David, 25 Aug 2009From what i have heard, this phone is not hitting western markets, only Africa, South America ... moreYou're saying that a phone priced in Euros and given an English language press kit won't be released in the Eurozone?
Rajeev, 25 Aug 2009after samsung cheap phone Samsung S3650
Nokia also came up with one after LG Cookie here comes Samsung Star then here comes Nokia 5530XM and Nokia 5230 to humble those devices
but Nokia devices is far better choice than Samsung star and Lg cookie
5530 and 5230 has a wlan support, symbian powered, 16M colors, camera flash, 3.5 audio jack, vga video recording which are not present from rival phones
From what i have heard, this phone is not hitting western markets, only Africa, South America and parts of Asia at a unlocked price of about 150 Euros. Basically i think this is made to be a poor mans N97.
This is good. Price tag of the Nokia 3310 when it was first released, no contract necessary, great battery, better specs than original iPhone and a good selection of colours. Even people who think touchscreens are a money pit will want it.
Nokia have been the best manufacturer for a long time but i think the iPhone is easily the best touch screen out there. I work in a mobile phone shop and I have tried all the touch screens. When it comes to actually using a phone I think that the responsiveness of the screen is the most important feature not all the things like bluetooth sharing, micro SD cards etc. The other manufacturers have got a lot to learn, try focusing on getting the basics right and not how many megapixels the cameras got.
Come on Nokia!
[deleted post]Ya, i read that also just now, they should not deleted ur post.
This 5230 copied the model of Samsung S5230 Star, their price also in same range.
Who cares until Symbian S60 v5 is binned & Symbian Foundation is released all Nokia & Symbian phones do not interest me (no flick scrolling on ALL menus, Only 1 tap not 2 to open programs/menus, no word suggestion/correction on keyboard) lets hope Symbian next month release a MAJOUR update to S60v5 or some news on Foundation.
Before touchscreens I always had a nokia but now I use a touchscreen Symbian cannot touch Win Mobile or Android…
with tons of these nokia cheap touch screen, i was wondering how will this dent the nokia S60 3rd edition product that were in a range of US$200-US$300.
But nevertheless. this is GREAT, with nokia great portfolio on touch screen product these will surely make nokia back to the top again, and re-capturing the market back from that expensive iphone.
so the camera resolution is downgraded but the internet connectivity upgraded from 5530..
No front facing camera, No Wi-fi still sounds a good deal got a bigger screen and video recording at 30fps
wifi @?@?@, 25 Aug 2009Why the faggoting ************ there is no WiFi?????
i swear i would buy it if it had wifi :(then go ahead and buy 5800
Come on Nokia this is what expected from a brand like urs 5530 was a sure let down with no 3G and GPS Now 5230 will surely going to alllure people
5530 + 5230 = 5800 :)
in my country, 3g is expensive.... and there's alot of WiFi in here! so i choose 5530! affordable, and better design, but the screen is a little bit smaller than 5800/5230....
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2009Only 2 Mp camera
No video call
A 3G phone without videocalls what's Nokia thinking.
So ... morewell, i dont need a secondary camera and besides not all people needs a high MP camera and wifi..
this is an entry level phone marketed for teens who doesn't have a complicated life like yours c",