Saturday, 6 April 2013

T-Mobile Nokia 5130 XpressMusic Now Available

Following on from being available in Europe for some time now its been
confirmed that Nokia's decidedly budget friendly XpressMusic candybar
phone, specifically the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, has just become
available as of today in the US via T-Mobile.
Aimed at consumers on limited budgets who are looking to buy into
Nokia's XpressMusic range of music phones, the quad-band GSM/EDGE Nokia
5130 XpressMusic, in very much coming in at the low end in terms of
pricing, offers a fairly mundane range of features – the handsets
main draw being its audio capabilities – such as a 2 QVGA (240 x
320 resolution) 262k color screen, a 2 megapixel camera, and Symbian S40
OS whilst, from an audio perspective, there's a reasonably featured
audio player, integrated FM radio tuner, stereo Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
for hooking up wireless headphones and/or wireless speakers, a 3.5mm
audio jack (for wired headphones) and a series of dedicated music keys
allowing direct access to your tracks and track navigation without
having to navigate via menu systems.

Other highlights, could you call them that, include a microSD memory
card slot allowing for bolt-on additional capacity (a 1GB card being
included) as well as a talktime of up to six hours, up to 21 hours of
audio playback and a standby time of up to 288 hours based on a full charge.

Not especially exciting, we'll grant you, but when you consider that the
T-Mobile Nokia 5130 XpressMusic is being offered for just shy of a mere
$30 following a $20 mail in rebate based on a 2 year contract it puts
matters somewhat into perspective.

Exciting, no. A capable budget music phone that'll not break the bank
and which will undoubtedly find a market in the US as it has here in
Europe? Most definitely.
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