Nokia 5230 XM Launched In Pakistan. Nokia X6 Announced.

Nokia 5230Nokia’s launched it’s budget line of smart-phones with the 5230 Xpress Music phone in Pakistan on Wednesday,  5th of November, 2009. Following are its specifications:

  • 3.2 inch touch screen display with full-screen QWERTY keyboard and handwriting recognition
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • A-GPS navigation and the latest version of Ovi Maps

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  • Memory expandable up to 16GB via a microSD card
  • 33 hours of music playback time
  • Bluetooth 2.0 and a 3.5mm AV connector

Like the 5800 XM, it runs on S60 5th Edition and therefore is touch-enabled. It also means that you get access to the same GUI, with a Media Bar with quick access to your favorite media and applications, such as music, photos. The Contacts bar features thumbnail images for up to 20 close friends and provides easy access to them and their communications history including emails, phone calls, photos or other social media updates. It’s priced between 8000 PKR to 12000 PKR.


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Nokia X6

It was also announced at the launch that the X6, Nokia’s new, top of the range, Xseries mobile phone, will also be launched into the market soon and that along with it, Nokia is trying to launch the  ‘Comes With Music’ platform in Pakistan too. The X6 phone was announced by Nokia around two months ago and is likely to cost around the 50,000 PKR price point. Nokia’s broken away from its brick form factors and used a long chassis for the X6 which now (thankfully) supports a healthy

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capacitive 16:9 aspect ratio display, measuring 3.2in along with a built in 5-megapixel camera complete with a Carl Zeiss lens plus a dual LED flash. The built in memory – 32GB, while other features include a TV-out socket, A-GPS, a web browser and support for Flash Lite.

Cristophe Corsi

Nokia’s Head Of Marketing For Live Platform, Cristophe Corsi was also present and gave Nokia’s understanding of the new multimedia platforms that are being enabled due to the digital revolution, though how it’s different from Apple’s Strategy & platform, still beats me. They also have a ‘Music Manager’ (erm!…like ITunes) in place complete with DRM.