I am happy to see a phone with free navigation and the least expensive data plans being offered here in the USA. Most competitors have one paying more upfront and every month to have these features. good features at low cost is always a winner in my book.
Despite this, there's no way I am interested in it as my previous with touchscreen devices shows them inferior communications tools. In my experience with HTC, Apple, & LG touchscreens phones have problems with SMS messaging, numeric entry during phone calls, & battery life. A large sceeen just can't compete with buttons for data entry speed and accuracy while consuming much more power.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010The iphone is way better than this phone. My gosh, no wifi, w/ 2mp camera? Lol. This phone s... moreoh ya? FYI...I was using N80 years ago when first iphone was released, thats exactly what I said about iphone "VGA camera?" when N80 had 3.2 so don't even try to say Nokia any behind in MP on cameras. What does latest iphone offers? crappy 3.2 MP which my 3 generation old Nokia (N80) offerred. know befor u open ur mouth.
so why are you people talking about the iphone here? i dont get it go to iphone forum
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010The iphone is way better than this phone. My gosh, no wifi, w/ 2mp camera? Lol. This phone s... moreOh no, you are wrong, this is still better than iphone lol.
Do you know why..., this one has better screen resolution and views flash contents on the web browser...lol.
Do you want to check for more??
i am tmobile's insurance (asurion) employee. deductible for this insignificant phone will be more than likely 40 bucks lol.. this phone is meant for people that doesnt feel like spending alot on the other high end devices. every company carries their cool and their not so cool (but affordable) devices.. so this was created for customer that like minimun features, so it shouldnt be compare to no iphone.. by the way ladies i -phones are not cover thru tmobile's insurance so heads up on that, no comp model will be offer lol..
This is just a foot soldiers not meant to compete with iphone Nokia is just giving people who cant afford really good smartphones a touchscreen experience
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010I'll tell you what's better:
the web browser, the music player, the audio quality, the remove... more90% of those are just your own fanboy iApple user opinions, not facts like the ones i wrote.
You're actually that daft that you think battery life and call quality don't matter on a "Phone"?
Let's see how long you can talk, then listen to music and surf on the phone?
Nowadays on GSMarena, everybody that wanna make their comments counts always adds "And hey, i work at a Phone store". Seriously, that bullcrap is getting kinda old unless you are like a 12 years old.
Even then, most people can walk into a phone store and know more about phones than the people that work there. They were to stupid to become software or hardware engineers, so now they sell phones instead to teenagers, dads and grandsmas of the community.
So that bullcrap says nothing.
You might admire the iPhone, but most people don't admire it enough to make even 0.12% of the total phone market, so it seems.
Look up Stats.getjar on Google for harsh reality check, then go suck on a lollipop and fall asleep.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010I'll tell you what's better:
the web browser, the music player, the audio quality, the remove... moreIf you work in a phone shop and play with phones all the time you'll know that different phones are made for different markets and that this one is not made to compete with the iPhone.
What store do you work at that has such unknowledgeable staff?
David, 03 Mar 2010Tell me exactly what camera specs, what dataspeeds, what battery life, what memory expansion, ... moreI'll tell you what's better:
the web browser, the music player, the audio quality, the remove sim without removing the battery (very useful), the virtual keyboard, the autocorrection, the email client, the copy and paste interface, the ani aliasing, the games, the kinetic scrolling, the fluid transitions, the stability, the ammount of available apps, the ease of use, the logical menus, the user interface, the build quality, the sexiness, the arrogance, the apple logo on the back, the fact that steve jobs made it, and the "it" factor ( which can't be measured). I want a phone that just works. Nokia can't deliver. Even Nokias CEO publically admitted he admires apple:
then the vp admitted the n97 was a failure:
Oh and the fact that I work in a mobile phone shop, play with every major phone on the market everyday, yet me and alomost every other member of staff have an iPhone.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010The iphone is way better than this phone. My gosh, no wifi, w/ 2mp camera? Lol. This phone s... moreTell me exactly what camera specs, what dataspeeds, what battery life, what memory expansion, what pre-installed apps, what flash support, what div-x player, what call quality etc is better on the Iphone than on Nokia high end devices? Just curious..
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010The iphone is way better than this phone. My gosh, no wifi, w/ 2mp camera? Lol. This phone s... moreThe 5230 isn't designed to compete with the iphone, hence it being way cheaper in price, however the iphone is way too overpriced, it's priced at the high-end but has many features of lower end phones. So basically, if you're looking for a symbian iphone alternative the 5800 is better, and if you're looking for a symbian thats better than iphone, well there's the n97, n97 mini, omnia HD, Satio, Vivaz and Vivaz pro. Of course if you start to look at other os's then there are many other alternatives as well.
The iphone is way better than this phone. My gosh, no wifi, w/ 2mp camera? Lol. This phone should've been released 3 yrs ago, lol. Oh well, like they said, Nokia is playing catch up right now. They're really lagging behind.
im a tmobile employee, and i just got the phone. the fun is fun and the data feature is only gona be 10 dollars not 30. i been pushing the phone to its fullest capabilites and its almost as good as my n95.
Since it doesn't have wifi, data plan becomes a must on this phone. 30$ monthly data plan will defeat the purpose of this thrifty smartphone.
This phone is in Mexico since February 1st, why do you say it WILL be available soon in Mexico?
To Anonymous - who uses a 2mp camera? Someone who's unhappy with the performance of other phone cams (be it iPhone, N95, etc) in anything other than ideal lighting conditions.
I've had two weeks with the 5230, and its the best all round phone I've ever owned (previously owned N73, N95, N85, various HTCs, SE K series, etc.).
The camera does a better job of video in low lighting than the N85 with its dual LEDs, the satnav works absolutely perfect. The UI is massively better than the 5800 was. Call quality is good, battery life is okay (2 days of typical usage - video playback, calls, text, web, music).
And for the price its absolutely unbeatable. In the UK its retailing for between £79 and £99. Nothing comes close for the price.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010I'm a T-mobile customer and have been buying unlocked phones since T-mobile stopped carrying a... moreThe thought of an N97 on TMO network would be nice, but Americans are cheap and don't see the value in a good phone, they like free, thats why all you see are free or cheap Nokias, unfortunately the market just isn't there.
Nice alternative for those who don't like iphone and preffer Symbian, cool price and it's going to be a perfect bridge for not touch-devices people. Welcome!