All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 22-04-2008, 08:51 AM
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Nokia launch the 5320 XpressMusic

Nokia just announced a new S60 music and gaming focussed smartphone, the 5320 XpressMusic. There's a new 'Say and Play' feature (voice-controlled music playback), up to 24 hours of playback time (wow), a dedicated audio playback chip and USB2 transfer speeds for loading music on in the first place. Some PR details and images below.

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Old 22-04-2008, 09:59 AM
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This is the first non-Nseries N-Gage phone, incidentally. Hopefully we'll see it on the 6220, 6210 and 6120 as well.

I can't see any gaming keys though, can anyone else?


Look at this little detail though:

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estimated retail price of 220 EUR before taxes and subsidies.
220 euros sim-free at the launch?! Add a few months onto that and we'll probably see it retailing sim-free for less than 200 euros (plus taxes of course).
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Old 22-04-2008, 10:15 AM
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The phone looks awesome, would like to see more details.

USB2 transfer speeds: Nice
dedicated audio playback chip: Sweet

Does it have..
Accelerometer?
Wifi?
3D graphics chip? (i know its not needed for n-gage but generally)

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At 220 euros?wifi?you must be kidding,

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Old 22-04-2008, 10:30 AM
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Hardeep1singh, let's not get too ambitious for 220 euros... ;-)

This is pretty much the same specifications as the N81, but with a much longer battery life, and for half the price.

Even without wi-fi, that's a darn good bargain.
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Oh by the way,the gaming keys is the d-pad itself which is 8 directional

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Old 22-04-2008, 10:33 AM
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Oh by the way,the gaming keys is the d-pad itself which is 8 directional
Hmm... not exactly what springs to mind when they say "dedicated gaming keys"... better than nothing though, I suppose.
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There's a button above the XpressMusic branding

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Old 22-04-2008, 12:16 PM
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Anyway they put the gaming buttons, let the gaming experience be enhanced. Afterall, they are promising 'Landscape gaming'. BTW, it seems to be a nice deal, as it packs N-Gage with it. Any word on the microSD in the sales package? 2 GB, or more?

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Old 22-04-2008, 12:29 PM
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Look at the shapes around 2, 4/7, 5/6 and 8. To me those look like it could be that in gaming mode they are used as directions. And the fire button is on top next to the mic.

Nice grip enhancing textures at the back, and looks great overall (including 3.5mm jack) and fantastic price point!

What I do "worry" about that N-Gage might become exclusive to the N-series, Xpressmusic series and perhaps Xpressmedia/TS series.

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Old 22-04-2008, 12:34 PM
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Anyway they put the gaming buttons, let the gaming experience be enhanced. Afterall, they are promising 'Landscape gaming'. BTW, it seems to be a nice deal, as it packs N-Gage with it. Any word on the microSD in the sales package? 2 GB, or more?
Nokia site says 512/1GB, but that could well change.

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There's a button above the XpressMusic branding
Gosh, you might be right. I thought it was the light meter but looking at it closely it does look like a button.


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What I do "worry" about that N-Gage might become exclusive to the N-series, Xpressmusic series and perhaps Xpressmedia/TS series.
I can't think of any reason why they might do that, especially as the success of gaming platforms depend entirely on the userbase being as large as possible.

This is the cheapest S60 phone so far, there's no reason for including N-Gage on the cheapest model but leaving it out of more expensive models.


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Afterall, they are promising 'Landscape gaming'
You can get landscape gaming on all of the new S60s, as they have horizontal support as standard in FP2.
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It seems there IS a button above the XpressMusic logo, you can see it more clearly in the high res version of the publicity photo. It's got the same circular logo as the top gaming button on the N81:

http://www.allaboutngage.com/news/it...ic_A_new_N.php
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Old 22-04-2008, 01:20 PM
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I notice you said the 6210N in the list for (hopeful) ngage, but I doubt it. If Steves chart is correct, the 6210N has naff all running RAM. 20MB if I remember rightly.

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I notice you said the 6210N in the list for (hopeful) ngage, but I doubt it. If Steves chart is correct, the 6210N has naff all running RAM. 20MB if I remember rightly.
The reference hardware for N-Gage is the N73, and the N73 will be getting the N-Gage app, so anything which matches or exceeds the N73 has a chance of being N-Gage-compatible.

According to Forum Nokia the N73 only has 14MB of free RAM, so pretty much any S60 made since then is a potential N-Gage phone.
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