[deleted post]...& your point is? oh my bad! i forgot that a person who wastes his money on pointless gadgets don't have to make a point when they talk either...have fun with your iphone...lick it & stick it wherever you want...
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2009Yet iphone lacks basic multimedia feautures being integrated on basic fones such as FM radio, ... moreSee where you said this bit about the iPhone:-
"no face-to-face calling,"
Why don't you check the specs of this phone, then get back to me, ok.
Like it or not this cheap nokia will sell in million and will dent iphone profit.
In some country that post paid is the king
some kid "Dady, can I have iphone, it's only US$99.99"
parent "yeah, but the monthly fee is so expensive."
kid "most of friend have those good looking iphone"
dad "why don't you search the internet and look for Nokia 5230, it's $190, and you can use the affordable plan".
kid "You're the greatest dad ever, my friend will feel ashame that their phone make their parents wallet dry every month"
In some other part of the world where pre-paid is the king
kid "mom, can I have the $999 iphone 3GS, or the $799 iphone 3G"
mom "You could buy a computer or motorcycle with that kind of money"
kid "but it's so cool, I saw on a tv, you can just touch it"
mom "I just see an add in news paper about nokia 5230, let's go to nokia showroom"
kid "wow, it come in my favourite color, thanks mom, and we still have money to buy some nokia booklet too"
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2009Yet iphone lacks basic multimedia feautures being integrated on basic fones such as FM radio, ... moreSeems like some almighty brand supporters would like others to believe "hard specs" are the most important things ever....
30% of the time I couldn't hear what my friend who uses 5800 says, 80~90% of the time I can hear what my wife says thru her iphone. I never say "speak louder / repeat what you say please" on my friend's Moto U9 with Crystal Talk.
So really depends on what people want....some people can't live without the phone's camera, even though they take most of their pics thru their DC's, some value voice clarity (like myself), some like the slim style of iphone...which still can't be match by any of the almighty brand's recent touchscreen offerings. All of the above are subjective preferences which noone should force others to accept their preferences...and calling others "?sheep" is also not appropriate.
Already launched in India on 25th Aug, price US$ 205.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2009Mate the iPhone has one of the better visual screens. Forget specs it is just better and has a... moreforget specs? so wadya look for in a phone? if the screen is crystal clear under direct sunlight or not? wow! thts so smart...now tell me wat r u gonna b lookin at in the screen? those fantastic picz taken by tht spectacular 2mp camera? or the newly added video feature? lolz...i know camera is not the most important feature in a phn but at least other phns don juz hav multi-touch capability n nothin inside-out! hav fun wth ur beloved iphnone...soon u'll hav to buy another one tho..."iphone 3GS^2" meanin twice as fast thn 3GS...im sure u losers will still buy it...stop talkin bout iphones coz ths is strictly a nokia forum, not apple...
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2009Yet iphone lacks basic multimedia feautures being integrated on basic fones such as FM radio, ... moreMate the iPhone has one of the better visual screens. Forget specs it is just better and has awsome sunlight legibility. It is also far more powerful than any Nokia on the market, camera modules are not themost important thing in a phone. Now comparing this to an iPhone is chalk and cheese, an N97 on the other hand maybe. But this phone I think is well priced and will sell well as it offers ok specs, decent colours at a reasonably entry level price.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2009The difference between iphone and 5230 aren't merely the "hard specs".
iphone comes with on... moreYet iphone lacks basic multimedia feautures being integrated on basic fones such as FM radio, worse screen compared to nearly all touch devices (last years 480x360, no face-to-face calling, poor quality VGA video recording, worse battery life and overheating issues and with few color variations compared to this, no removable battery or lense protector plus I know more ppl selling it back compared to Nokia phones
and iphone costs over exortionately £350 more than this.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2009For the price of the Apple you can buy 3-4 of these. When will Apple learn how to make a phone... moreThe difference between iphone and 5230 aren't merely the "hard specs".
iphone comes with one of the best user friendly interface...requires the least steps to install any software, hangs the least (especially compare to Symbian), slim, stylish, (for the ladies, when they carry an iphone, others can easily tell they've an iphone, if they carry an 5230, most others don't care if it's 5800 or another unit from HTC or Samsung or whatever...)
The value of the "features" mentioned above are rather subjective. I do know most iphone users are still quite happy with their 1~2 years old unit, while many have complained so much about N95/N97/5800 and sold their units already.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2009The reason Nokia make phones like this is so when they sell a hundred million of them they can... moretrue say, there's 2 ways to increase the net profit of sales after all...1)increase sales price/reduce productin cost OR 2) increase the volume of products...but wat they r doin is a combo of both now, increased volume n reduced production cost which means cheap plastic phones wth same DNA from its predecessor just new look...cmon Nokia we want smthin revolutionary like the N95! (owned the N95 8gb, 1 of the best i have used).
The reason Nokia make phones like this is so when they sell a hundred million of them they can say, look Nokia has 45% the smartphone market with Symbian, all these noobs will come along and think it's phones like the N97 or E series Nokia are talking about.
The thing that shows this is the amount of money Nokia makes.
High volume, low margin handsets.
ND, 25 Aug 2009Ya, i read that also just now, they should not deleted ur post.u know where i sed they deleted my 1st post they deleted tht very post too :|...c'mon GSMarena, the world knows bout it now, u guyz made a mistake, no point in tryna hide it now, u guyz r humans after all, no? n next time, instead of bein so punctual on deleting our posts, POST the REVIEWS tht punctually! coz thts wat u guyz r REALLY supposed to b doin...not deletin our posts every 5 minz...peace!
nokia doesn't take touchscreens seriously, and until they start offering some capacitive screen phones they are a huge disappointment in my eyes.
Darn it... why remove Wifi?
It's an entry level phone so Nokia wants a piece of the low-end touchscreen phone market by introducing a stripped down model.
No wifi means FORCING people to buy a data plan! Good idea... NOT!
Guess this is a teaser for Nokia products. If you like, then buy MORE expensive Nokia touchscreen phones in future. BAD idea!
Crappy software and features for the public!
OMY... Nokia sounds like Sony Ericsson!
It's time that Nokia's financial performance takes a hit like SE's!!
Well, 3G isn't that big over here and I don't care about GPS. So I prefer the 5530. If I could make things as I wanted, I would had a Samsung Star with WiFi.
I love the Samsung Star's design, but it lacks WiFi to be totally amazing.
Bubby1116, 25 Aug 2009This is another crap from nokia, compromise on camera and Wi-fi and you got a new phone with t... morehey Bubby1116 , althougth the phone seem another cheap crap, how can you be sure about the touch screen sensitivity?, maybe they improved it ?!
This is one more attempt to take a dig into increasing market share by putting in an existing tooling with less costs and targeting it at mass. I would love to see something better though.