XpressMusic

XpressMusic was a brand name for a line of Nokia mobile phones that were specially designed for music playback.[1] All of the XpressMusic handsets came with expandable MicroSD memory slots and dedicated music keys, so these phones could also be used as MP3 players. The XpressMusic range was launched in September 2006 to compete with the Walkman brand series from Sony Ericsson. Except from one device, all XpressMusic models were applied to the 5000 series models.

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Product typeCellular phones
Produced byNokia
CountryFinland
IntroducedSeptember 27, 2006; 14 years ago (2006-09-27)
DiscontinuedJune 15, 2009; 11 years ago (2009-06-15)
MarketsInternational
Previous ownersNokia

In September 2009, Nokia announced the X3-00 and X6-00. The Xseries replaced the XpressMusic brand.

HistoryEdit

2007Edit

 
Nokia 5300

The original XpressMusic lineup was announced on September 27, 2006, consisting of the twisting candybar Nokia 3250 XpressMusic (a revamped Nokia 3250) and the slider Nokia 5300 XpressMusic. Another slider similar to 5300 was also launched called Nokia 5200, but that one is not XpressMusic. They were first released before the end of the 2006.[2]

A few months later in 2007 the 5700 was added to the line, using a twisting keypad like the 3250.

Model Announced date Platform Form factor Screen Networks Memory card
(max size)
3250[3] September 27, 2006
(XpressMusic variant)
S60 3rd Edition Candybar
(Keypad twists)
176 × 208
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSD
(2 GiB)
5300[4] September 27, 2006 S40 3rd Ed., FP 2 Slider 240 × 320
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSD
(2 GiB)
5700[5] March 29, 2007 S60 3rd Ed., FP 1 Candybar
(Keypad twists)
240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSD
(2 GiB)

2008Edit

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. The 5610 would be the only XpressMusic phone without a 3.5 mm headphone jack, instead having a 2.5 mm jack.

Model Announced date Platform Form factor Screen Networks Memory card
(max size)
5310[6] August 29, 2007 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Candybar 240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSDHC
(2 GiB)
5610[7] August 29, 2007 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Slider 240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
W-CDMA
MicroSDHC
(4 GiB)
5220[8] April 22, 2008 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Candybar 240 × 320
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSDHC
(8 GiB)
5320[9] April 22, 2008 S60 3rd Ed., FP 2 Candybar 240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
W-CDMA / HSDPA
MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)

2009Edit

 
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,[10] likely designed as a response to the increasing popularity of touchscreen handsets in the market. However, Nokia used the resistive instead of capacitive touchscreen reportedly to appeal to the global market.[11] In this technology, touch is registered when two thin layers of the screen got pushed together under the finger.[12] The 5800 (nicknamed the Tube[11]) also featured a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss technology.[10] Apart from the 5130 and lesser-known 5330, the rest of the lineup are 3G phones running Symbian S60 software, as the Nseries handsets of the time. Despite being a part of the XpressMusic series, the 5800 combined many standard smartphone capabilities too.

Model Announced date Platform Form
factor
Input Screen Networks Memory card
(max size)
5800[13] October 2, 2008 S60 5th Edition Slate Touch 360 × 640
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
W-CDMA / HSDPA;
Wi-Fi
MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)
5130[14] November 4, 2008 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Candybar Keypad 240 × 320
(18-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)
5630[15] 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)
5330[16] March 11, 2009 S40 5th Ed., FP 1 Slider Keypad 240 × 320
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)
5730[17] 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[18] June 15, 2009 S60 5th Edition Slate Touch 360 × 640
(24-bit)
GSM / (E)GPRS;
Wi-Fi
MicroSDHC
(16 GiB)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Penalva, Javier (September 27, 2006). "Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia 5200 y Nokia 3250 XpressMusic". Xataka.
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  14. ^ "Device Details -- Nokia 5130 XpressMusic". Nokia. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  15. ^ "Device Details -- Nokia 5630 XpressMusic". Nokia. Archived from the original on August 31, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  16. ^ "Nokia 5330 XpressMusic revealed". March 11, 2009.
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  18. ^ "Device Details -- Nokia 5530 XpressMusic". Nokia. Retrieved 2010-05-17.