The Nokia 5230 Nuron has just been announced for the T-Mobile network and in a week that saw Nokia being far more active than usual and releasing Skype for Symbian and launching the new Nokia C5. The Nokia 5230 was first launched in August but the Nokia 5230 Nuron has more features although it arrives at a time when Symbian^1 is getting old and set to be replaced by the newly released Symbian^3 so one wonders if the Nokia 5230 Nuron will have an update to the new Symbian platform and if it is worth getting if it does not.
The you could be a Nokia 5230 Nuron cellphone like the original you could be a Nokia 5230 mobile phone features a 3.2″ touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. The touchscreen itself is resistive so that might put some people off but the Nokia 5230 Nuron has other features that will make it quite an attractive phone to have.
Ever since Nokia took over Navteq, a company that produces maps that work in a wide array of applications, software and other areas besides, it has slowly been improving its GPS navigation application, Nokia Ovi Maps. Nokia Ovi Maps is featured on the Nokia 5230 Nuron smart phone and it is now a navigation system that rivals Google Maps Navigation and even some paid navigation solutions.
Other than that, the Nokia 5230 Nuron mobile phone has some interesting features amongst its technical specifications including the following: quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS (850/1700/2100 MHz) for HSPA class 3G access, a 2 MP camera with digital zoom, Bluetooth, FM radio, A-GPS and an accelerometer.
Furthermore with microSD and microSDHC compatible slot, the Nokia 5230 Nuron makes for a great music player and supports many audio and video formats. You can also share your location with the help of Nokia Ovi Maps navigation through the Nokia 5230 Nuron smart phone.
But clearly, at this point in time, the advantage of owning the Nokia 5230 Nuron cellphone which runs Symbian^1 would mainly lie with the free navigation through Nokia Ovi Maps and with other smart phone manufacturers in the market launching various devices that are highly competitive and (so to speak) “future friendly” the Nokia 5230 Nuron looks like a weak bargain.
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