Nokia Launches 5233 XpressMusic: Cheapest Touchscreen Phone With A-GPS Support

Nokia has announced the launch of Nokia 5233 XpressMusic quad-band GSM cheapest full touchecreen music phone in India which features Apple iphone size 3.2-inch 16M colors TFT QVGA display and boasts of upto 33 hours of non-stop music playback with a single charge.

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The quad-band GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz and EDGE network along with HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data) network ready Nokia 5233 XpressMusic mobile phone sports 434 MHz ARM11 CPU running Symbian OS v9.4, S60 rel. 5 and it features a large 3.2-inch 360 x 640 pixels resolution TFT QVGA display supporting 16M colors.

The Nokia 5233 supports full Touchscreen with Handwriting recognition capabilities. In addition, the Nokia 5233 XpresMusic phone is equipped with Proximity Sensor that allows Auto system turn off and Accelerometer Sensor for Auto horizontal/vertical screen Rotation but lacks external dedicated music control keys otherwise available in most of the earlier Nokia ExpressMusic phones.

Deceptively similar in looks to its bigger brother Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone launched in December 2008 and very competitively priced under Rs. 10K, the new Nokia 5233 XpressMusic music mobile phone sports scratch protection and aluminum side panels and is equipped with dedicated audio chip, which delivers enhanced music performance. Music slider handset allows instant mode switching between music player, FM Radio and phone idle mode. The device also sports built-in MONO speakers for music and FM playing.

Sporting 70 MB internal memory, the Nokia 5233 XpressMusic mobile phone offers support for hot-swapable microSD memory card with up to 16 GB capacity for expended storage. The main internal storage memory allows storage of unlimited phone numbers and handset also offers 30 dialed, 30 received, 30 missed calls records.

Besides local music file transfer from PC or another bluetooth enabled handset, the Nokia 5233 XpressMusic allows direct downloading / purchase of music tracks from a range of Internet music stores using Windows Media Player Digital Rights management (WMDRM).

The Nokia 5233 touch phone also offers a new “Media Bar” which is a drop-down menu that allows direct access to music and entertainment along with offering direct link to the web and online music stores and music sharing websites. In addition, phone also offers a unique “Contact Bar” which lets users highlight 4 favourite contacts on their home screen.

Data Connectivity

Available in 5 vibrant colors, the Nokia 5233 XpressMusic mobilephone features exhaustive options for data connection including GPRS Class 32, HSCDS (High speed Cable Data Service connection), EDGE Class 32 with upto 296kbps speed connection, 3G HSDPA connection with upto 3.6 Mbps speed and wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with A2DP. The handset also features a standard USB v2.0 (miniUSB) port for full speed wired data conection.

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The wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) feature offered by Nokia 5233 XpressMusic mobilephone allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free and in full stereo.

The EDGE network connection functionality offered by Nokia 5233 XpressMusic mobilephone handset allows ultra fast data transmissions, and faster downloads and file transfers, while Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash.

2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera

Full touchscreen enabled Nokia 5233 XpressMusic phone also comes with integrated 2.0 Megapixel digital camera offering maximum of 1600 x 1200 pixels still picture resolution, featuring auto focus, 4x smooth digital zoom and integrated dual LED flash. the digital camera also offers Ambient light sensor which optimize display brightness and power consumption.

The digital camera also allows additional still picture resolution of 1152 x 864 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels, and 320 x 240 pixels and is also capable of video capturing inVGA @ 30 fps in with live sound and support video playback of MP,  MPEG4, 3GPP and h.263 video file formats.

Powerful Media Player

Media player in Nokia 5233 XpressMusic supports large range of audio formats including MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV/RealAudio and MP4 and audio player software also offers album art, playlists and 5-band equaliser and audio visualisations along with universal 3.5-mm Audio Adapter to plug-in your choice of headphones. The phone also offers video player that supports WMV/3GP/RV/MP4 video file fomats.

FM Radio: The Nokia 5233 mobile phone also sports built-in stereo loudspeakers delivering high quality audio along with integrated FM radio which has option for 50 station presets and one can listen to the radio in the background while using other phone functions. Handset also allows download of music tracks from a range of Internet music stores using Windows Media Player Digital Rights management (WMDRM). In addition, one can also enjoy the wireless music listing using Bluetooth stereo headphones.

GPS with A-GPS: Music Optimized Nokia 5233 XpressMusic mobilephone handset also sports built-in GPS receiver with integrated Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) that links to both satellites and local networks for navigation and it comes with pre-installed Nokia Ovi Maps v2.0 Touch application with areal images and 3D landmarks and free downloadable maps of over 200 countries.

The Nokia Map v2.0 software includes maps of 8 Indian cities with 52 categories of points of interest allowing users access places, travel destinations, bars/cafes/restaurants and hotel locations for local usage. The handset also offers a unique feature viz location tagger that allows users automatically tag location details with pictures (like date and time etc) along with the geographical coordinates data.

Document Viewers: Weighing just about 115 gms, the Nokia 5233 XpressMusic phone comes with document viewer supporting Microsoft Document Viewers for Ms Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint. In addition, the smartphone also allows Photo Editor, Video Editor and PDF viewer software.

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Since Nokia 5233 XpressMusic is based on Symbian OS S60 software, the mobile phone allows users to personalise the phone with a variety of add-on third part free and paid applications to suit their needs.

Also known as Nokia 5230 XpressMusic phone in other parts of world, the candybar form factor designed Nokia 5233 also allows web 2.0 services directly from within the mobilephone, offering Yahoo Go! Nokia Internet Search, Widsets or suing Nokia Download! client.

Nokia 5233 is bundled with many applications and games including Converter II, (currency, area, length, mass, and temperature), Calculator II, World Clock II, Opera mini (browser), Yahoo Go!, Widset installer, Nokia Visual radio, Nokia Search, Nokia Sensor, City Bloxx, Music Guess, Rally 3D and Snake II.

The new Nokia 5233 XpressMusic mobilephone also offers Email access supporting SMTP, POP3 and IMAP 4 protocols. The supported attachment types (mime type) includes .jpg, 3gpp, .mp3, .ppt, .doc, .xls, and .pdf.

Some other features of Nokia 5233 XpressMusic phone includes - 3.5 mm audio outpur port, voice command and dialing, voice memo recording, built-in Image viewer with picture editing software, built-in handsfree Speakerphone, full screen HTML Browser, WAP v2.0 with xHTML browser, Java MIDP 2.0 support, picture caller ID, applications such as calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch, Java 2.0, Push Real-time Email, supports POP3, IMAP, and SMTP protocols and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.

Weighing just 115 gms, the new Nokia 5233 ExpressMusic mobile phone comes equipped with Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J) standard battery which provides upto 400 hrs of stand-by time along with upto 7 hrs of talk time on full charge. In addition, the handset allows upto 33 hours of nontop music playback with a single full battery charge.

Nokia 5233 XpressMusic Mobile Phone Features

  • Quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3.2-inch, 360 x 640 pixels, 16M Colors TFT Display
  • Full Touchscreen with Handwriting recognition
  • Proximity Sensor for Auto system turn off
  • Accelerometer Sensor for Auto horizontal/vertical screen Rotate
  • ARM 11, 369 MHz CPU
  • Symbian OS v9.4, S60 rel. 5
  • 70-MB Internal Memory, 128 MB ROM
  • Upto 16-GB hotswapable MicroSD media expansion card support
  • 2.0 Megapixel digital camera, 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution, Autofocus, LED flash, 4x smooth digital zoom
  • Video (QCIF) video capture and playback, Supports MPEG4, 3GPP and h.263 video file formats
  • FM stereo radio with RDS
  • Music Media player supports MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA/MP4/WAV/RA/M4A
  • Video Media Player supports WMV/3GP/RV/MP4
  • GPRS Class 32
  • HSCSD, 43.2 kbps
  • EDGE Class 32
  • 3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB v2.0, miniUSB
  • Integrated GPS receiver with A-GPS support, Nokia Maps 2.0
  • Colors – Black, Red, Silver, Pink, and Yellow
  • 5-band equaliser and audio visualisations
  • 3.5-mm Audio Port
  • Built-in handsfree
  • Integrated stereo speakers
  • Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3, AAC Ringtones
  • Nokia S60 browser, (x)HTML, JavaScript 1.3 and 1.5 support
  • Java MIDP 2.1
  • Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J) Standard Battery
    Stand-by time: 400 hrs
    Talk time: 7 hrs
    Music playback:  33 hours on single full charge
  • Dimensions: 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm
  • Weight: 115 gms

The new Nokia 5233 XpressMusic mobile phone featuring 2.0 MP autofocus digital camera, FM radio, GPS receiver with A-GPS and 3.5mm audio port connection is available for Rs. 7,850 with one year warranty.

Nokia is also offering free 10 songs download voucher allowing users download their choice of 10 songs free from Nokia music stores for a limited period.

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