T-Mobile announces March 24th launch for Nokia Nuron for $60 on contract

T-Mobile announces March 24th launch for Nokia Nuron for $60 on contract
With all of the pictures and stories we've recently seen on the Nokia Nuron, it is hard to believe that a launch date had not been announced until Monday. And with that disclosure comes the price of the unit as well. First of all, as we reported, the Nuron is an entry level phone for touchscreen newbies, although it does have some rather interesting features like Flash Lite 3.0 in the browser. This allows you to access YouTube directly from the desktop site. But we digress. According to Phonescoop, T-Mobile and Nokia have confirmed that the phone will be launched through T-Mobile on March 24th as we previously reported. If the phrase "will be launched through T-Mobile on March 24th" sounds familiar, that is because the superior Windows Mobile superstar stud HTC HD2 is also launching through the same carrier on the same date. This could present something of a challenge to find buyers for Nokia's device. Actually, those who practice money management the Scrooge McDuck way might end up going for the Nuron as the handset will run $60 with a new two year contract, much lower than the price for the HD2. But sometimes you get what you pay for, and the Nuron will feature a 3.2 inch resistive display and a 2MP camera. That pales in comparison to the 4.3 inch capacitive screen on the HD2 and the 5MP camera. The big news is that the launch date is official, and tomorrow you can have the Nokia Nuron in your hand. If you're seriously considering buying the unit, check out our review, hot off the press.

Nokia 5230 Nuron Specifications | Review

source: Phonescoop via TmoNews

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4 Comments

1. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

After owning the samsung behold for 11 months, I hate the damn thing. Do you ever get mad n want to throw something at a brick wall? Hard to resist. I hate touchscreen, they're annoying and the qwerty is usually horrible. It seems like it doesn't work as well as it used to (accuracy and response) I am interested, however, to see if this phone has success at all. Being a budget touchscreen, probably.

2. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I'm not sure how this phone will do... If it's like the N97, I think it won't do very well. Might have to see it in person and play around with it first before judging it, but from experience of past Nokia phones, they aren't as impressing as they used to be, considering there are better OS systems out there now.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Tmobile isnt marketing it as a budget touchscreen. Its not. Thats what the TAP is. This is being sold as a budget smartphone. And why the heck wouldnt it? Its got an app store, flash-lite, decent 3g browser, free tbt GPS, and it actually runs quite nice for the price. Is it as good as an android? No. Is it better than the behold? By far. Its only 179 full retail ($9/mo on EMP plan). And its part of the current smartphone BOGO offer even though it only requires $10 web

4. thatdude1 unregistered

This smartphone is great, especially for it's price. It runs a superior os (symbian) and has a more-than-decent set of features for it's price. At $60 with a 2 year plan and $179 full retail, I will be picking one up myself!

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