Nokia has added three more devices to its music phones collection - the 5300 XpressMusic and the 5200 sliders, and the 3250 XpressMusic which is only an update of the 3250 music phone.
The 3250 XpressMusic edition features the same "twist" design of the original handset with a slight facelift and added support for up 2GB microSD cards. The device is expected to ship with a retail price of about $510.
The 5200 and 5300
XpressMusic sliders have almost the same looks except for the fact that the 5300 model features more external music dedicated keys. Both handsets support EDGE
data and have Bluetooth connectivity, as well as playback support for MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+ file formats and microSD cards slot for up to 2GB memory expansion. However, the 5300 XpressMusic
has a better resolution display - a QVGA one, and better camera - a 1.3
megapixel shooter, while the 5200
includes a VGA one. The two sliders are European tri-band (900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM devices and are both expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2006, but a launch of a US version (850/1800/1900 MHz) of the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is scheduled for the first quarter of 2007. The 5300 XpressMusic and 5200 models will have a retail price of about $320 and $250 respectively. More info: Nokia
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