|Compatible networks||GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA: 850/1700/2100 (Nuron), 850/900/1900/2100 (non-Nuron)|
|Availability by country||November 2009|
|Form factor||Candybar, Touchscreen|
|Dimensions||111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm|
|Weight||115 g (with stylus)|
|Operating system||Symbian OS v9.4 S60v5 (Firmware Version V51.0.002)|
|CPU||Single-core CPU, 434 MHz ARM11|
|Memory||128 MB DDR SDRAM, 256 MB NAND, 80 MB Internal User Storage (Nuron RM-588), 128 MB DDR SDRAM, 512 MB NAND, 320 MB Internal User Storage (non-Nuron RM-594 & RM-629)|
|Removable storage||Micro SD Memory Card Slot, with hot swap max. 16 GB|
1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
|Data inputs||Touchscreen, Dedicated keys for camera, volume, power, send & end, and (menu), Voice commands, Accelerometer|
|Display||3.2 inches 640 x 360 nHD with 16:9 picture resistive touchscreen LCD TFT (16.7 million colours) and Brilliant quality display 14MP|
|Rear camera||2 megapixels (1600 x 1200)|
|Connectivity||Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 high speed, 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector, Bluetooth version 2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP, GPS, AGPS|
It features a 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen, 3G internet support and support for microSD memory cards. It also supports A-GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio and full HTML internet browsing. However, it lacks support for Wi-Fi due to its status as an entry-level smartphone. It was released after with the Nokia 5530 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, which featured Wi-Fi support (but not 3G) and both 3G and Wi-Fi, respectively.
The Nokia 5230 was powered by the Symbian S60 5th Edition operating system. 51.0.002 is the latest version available.
During its lifespan, the 5230 sold around 150 million units, making it one of the best selling smartphones to date.
The Nuron version, released only in North America, which has WCDMA Band IV (AWS) enabled, comes preloaded with maps of the United States, Canada and Mexico. In January 2010, Nokia announced that Ovi Maps will be available for free for certain smartphones which includes the Nokia 5230, thus enabling free offline voice guided navigation for more than 180 countries.
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