Its not Hip to be Square!

By: John Gray

Nokia have announced the 5220 XpressMusic mobile phone, and it looks different than Nokia's standard handsets. Nokia have tried unusual designs before such as the curved edged 7610, the strangely shaped 7600, the lipstick style 7380, and the prism shaped 7500. It's fair to say that Nokia are not scared of trying something new, and although the 5220 isn't as outrageously styled as the 7360 or the 7600 it still stands out from the crowd.

The 5220 XpressMusic is a funky asymmetrical shape, with one side of the handset taller than the other. It is also very thin measuring just 10.5mm in thickness. It will be available in red, blue and green colour schemes, the front and back fascias are black and the sides are coloured (either red, blue or green depending on which colour you go for!). The 5220 also comes equip with a lanyard to carry the handset around with you.

The 5220 specification is very similar to the 5310, it comes with a 2 mega pixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD expandable memory (standard package comes with a 512mb card), email client and web browser, QVGA video capture, multimedia player, FM radio, and a 2" 240 x 320 pixel display. Of course being an XpressMusic handset it is geared towards playing music and the 5220 gives you 24 hours of music playback time. You also get the added bonus of being able to use your own headphones as the 5220 comes with a 3.5mm audio socket. It's a nice light weight mobile phone weighing just 78 grams.

It has a talktime of just over 5 hours and has 17 days standby time. It should be in the shops in quarter 3 this year and is rumoured to be priced around ?140.

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