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Nokia X5-01 Preview

written by: •edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 7/20/2010

The Nokia X5-01 is a new music oriented smartphone by Nokia which runs the Symbian OS. It has a QWERTY keypad and comes with a 5 MP camera.

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    Nokia X5-01 Preview

    Nokia has been relegated to the sidelines of the smartphone race by the Apple iPhone and Android. It is now preparing to launch a lot of new phones with a refreshed OS (Symbian ^3, MeeGo) in order to gain back marketshare. Simultaneously, it is also rolling out budget smartphones powered by the trusty old Symbian S60 OS. The Nokia X5-01 is one such phone which is powered by Symbian S60 v9.3 and will come with some really good hardware specifications.

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    The Nokia X5-01 has an unconventional yet stylish slidnokia x5 01 er design. When the slider is closed, it is almost shaped like a square. It has dimensions of 74.3 x 66.4 x 16.8 mm and weighs around 130 gms. It is quite compact and relatively light weight. It will be available in 5 colors: Pink, Azure, Purple, Graphite Black and Yellow Green.

    It comes with a 2.36 inch TFT display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, just like the Nokia E series QWERTY phones. It should attract teenagers and heavy texters.

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    Hardware and OS

    The Nokia X5-01 will be powered by the Symbian OS 9.3 with the S60 v3.2 UI (Feature Pack 2). The processor details haven't been revealed yet, but it will probably come with an ARM 11 600 MHz processor, the same one in the Nokia E72. It will have 200 MB internal memory and will support up to 32 GB microSD cards. It comes with a 2 GB microSD card bundled.

    It will come with a document viewer built in with support for Word, Excel and Powerpoint files. It will be compatible with all Symbian apps and games.

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    The Nokia X05-01 will support the MP3, WMA, WAV and eAAC+ audio formats and 3GP and MP4 video formats. It will also have a 5 MP camera with an image capture resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and LED flash. It will also come with an FM Radio with RDS support.

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    It will come with all the standard connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. It also has Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0 connectivity. It won't have a GPS transceiver though.

    It will come with the standard Symbian Webkit based browser with Flashlite 3.0 support. You can also install other browsers like Opera Mobile, Opera Mini and Skyfire. It will be powered by a standard Li-Po 950 mAh battery with a rated talktime of about 4 hours.

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    If priced right, it should be quite an interesting option for those who want a stylish phone with a physical QWERTY keypad. It will compete with the Motorola Flipout and the Motorola Charm.

    Do check out our list of the Top 5 Best Symbian Smartphones.