Nokia has announced the latest phone in its XpressMusic range – the 5530. It looks like an upgraded version of the 5800. Drat and double drat – I only just bought myself a 5800.
Where the 5800 has got a very plasticy feel to it, the 5530 has a stainless steel finish and comes in five different colours. Basically, it looks a lot more compact and, sigh, better than the 5800.
The screen is a tiny bit smaller, but not by much. Down from 3.2-inch to 2.9-inch, it still manages to keep its impressive 640×360 resolution.
Many of the 5800’s popular features have been included and, in some cases, enhanced. The contacts bar is now capable of scrolling and can handle up to 20 contacts and the home-screen can also now handle hot links, such as Facebook and MySpace.
It is, as you could probably have guessed by the name, a music-based phone and Nokia is promising 27 hours of music playback. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use your personal buds of choice.
There’s a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash – so no change there. The phone should ship with a 4GB MicroSD card. Connectivity is the same as the 5800 – 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GSM.
The 5530XpressMusic should be available in the Autumn and Nokia’s suggested price is €199.
(via Nokia Conversations)