The new trio by Nokia doesn't seem so groundbreaking as some of you might have hoped, but it expands the music-centric portfolio of the company with some nice new handsets with balanced functionality.
Quite similar to the Nokia E75, the new Nokia 5730 XpressMusic runs on the Symbian S60 OS and has got a 2.4-inch 16M color QVGA display, built-in GPS receiver, Wi-Fi and USB connectivity. Some of the other extras include a 3.2 Megapixel snapper with Carl Zeiss lens and 3G with video-call support.
Music-centric features include the stereo speakers, the dedicated 3.5-mm audio jack, a stereo FM radio, and stereo Bluetooth support. There will also be an 8GB memory card included in the retail package.
Much like the Nokia 5630 XpressMusic that was presented at this year's MWC, the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic comes with N-gage support and the the innovative Say-and-Play feature that allows you to control the music player with your voice only. There's also the Music presence with Ovi Contacts, which shows you what music your Ovi friends are listening to right now.
Here's a quick hands-on video of Nokia 5730 XpressMusic:
The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic is expected in Q3 2009 in Red, Monochrome, Blue, and even Pink at an estimated retail price of 280 euro before taxes and subsidies.
Nokia 5330 Xpressmusic is an S40 device with a 2.4-inch 16M color display and a 3 megapixel ficed focus camera. Touch-sensitive keys on the side control the music player, but there is also a standard 3.5mm jack, stereo Bluetooth, stereo FM radio. A 2GB card comes along in the retail box.
You'd be also interested to know that the Nokia 5330 has a GPS receiver and comes with Nokia Maps for S40. Connectivity-wise the handset offers quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA support plus microUSB port - no Wi-Fi on this one.
Here's a quick hands-on video with the Nokia 5330 XpressMusic:
In either Black/Red or Silver/Blue color combo, the Nokia 5330 XpressMusic is expected hit it off in Q3 2009 at an estimated retail price of 160 EUR.
Nokia 5030 is the Nokia's first phone with an internal FM radio antenna, which eliminates the need for a headset to be connected. The Nokia 5030 is also the first device to come out under the XpressRadio branding.
The Nokia 5030 XpressRadio has one touch FM radio and station selection keys on the side for easier control. When placed sideways on the table, the back of the handset looks just like any portable FM radio unit.
Targeted at the emerging markets, the Nokia 5030 offers some of the differentiating Nokia entry level features such as a built-in flashlight and the speaking clock and alarm. It has dual-band GSM support and runs on the entry-level S30 user interface. The 1.8-inch display has a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels.
Here's a quick hands-on video of Nokia 5030 XpressRadio:
One of Nokia's most affordable devices to offer an FM radio, the Nokia 5030 XpressRadio is expected to start shipping in red and graphite colors in Q2 2009 with an estimated retail price of less than 40 EUR, before taxes or subsidies.