XpressMusic

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XpressMusic is a brand name for a line of Nokia phones that are specially designed for music playback. All of Nokia's XpressMusic come with expandable MicroSD memory slots, so these phones can also be used as MP3 players. The XpressMusic range of phones was launched to compete with the Walkman brand series of Sony Ericsson.

In September 2009, Nokia announced the X3-00 and X6. The new Xseries will replace the XpressMusic brand which has been applied to 5000 series models (except the first).

History[edit]

2006[edit]

Nokia 3250

The 2006 lineup consists of just one phone, the 3250. It has a unique form factor where the bottom part containing the keypad twists, exposing the camera on the side, and dedicated music controls on the reverse. The twisting action activates different modes in the software - music player for when the music controls are facing the user, or the photo/video recorder when the camera is facing either forward or to the user.

Model Announced date Platform Form factor Screen Networks Memory card
(max size)
3250[1] September 26, 2005 S60 3rd Edition Candybar
(Keypad twists)
176 × 208
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSD
(2 GiB)

2007[edit]

Nokia 5200

In 2007 Nokia added the almost identical 5200 and 5300 sliders. They later added the 5700, using a twisting keypad like the 3250.

Model Announced date Platform Form factor Screen Networks Memory card
(max size)
5200[2] September 27, 2006 S40 3rd Ed., FP 2 Slider 128 × 160
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSD
(2 GiB)
5300[3] September 27, 2006 S40 3rd Ed., FP 2 Slider 240 × 320
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSD
(2 GiB)
5700[4] March 29, 2007 S60 3rd Ed., FP 1 Candybar
(Keypad twists)
240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSD
(2 GiB)

2008[edit]

Nokia 5310

The 2008 lineup saw the first 3G XpressMusic phones, first the 5610 and later the 5320, which included HSDPA. The lineup also added support for MicroSDHC, allowing cards larger than 2GiB.

Model Announced date Platform Form factor Screen Networks Memory card
(max size)
5310[5] August 29, 2007 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Candybar 240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSDHC
(32 GiB)
5610[6] August 29, 2007 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Slider 240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
W-CDMA
MicroSDHC
(4 GiB)
5220[7] April 22, 2008 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Candybar 240 × 320
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSDHC
(8 GiB)
5320[8] April 22, 2008 S60 3rd Ed., FP 2 Candybar 240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
W-CDMA / HSDPA
MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)

2009[edit]

Nokia 5800

The 2009 lineup started with the 5800, one of two new phones (the other being the N97) to use the new touch-based S60 5th edition, likely designed as a response to the increasing popularity of Apple's iPhone. And apart from the 5130, the rest of the lineup are 3G phones running S60.

Model Announced date Platform Form
factor
Input Screen Networks Memory card
(max size)
5800[9] October 2, 2008 S60 5th Edition Slate Touch 360 × 640
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
W-CDMA / HSDPA;
Wi-Fi
MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)
5130[10] November 4, 2008 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Candybar Keypad 240 × 320
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)
5630[11] February 10, 2009 S60 3rd Ed., FP 2 Candybar Keypad 240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
W-CDMA / HSDPA / HSUPA;
Wi-Fi
MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)
5730[12] March 11, 2009 S60 3rd Ed., FP 2 Candybar Keypad,
QWERTY keyboard
240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
W-CDMA / HSDPA / HSUPA;
Wi-Fi
MicroSDHC
(32 GiB)
5530[13] June 15, 2009 S60 5th Edition Slate Touch 360 × 640
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
Wi-Fi
MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)

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