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Nokia N97 will be unleashed on the 31 March in UK at 480 GBP

An online retailer has started accepting pre-orders for the upcoming Nokia N97. There's a specific release date now and a price tag to match the N97 rich feature set. We bet all Nokia fans will rejoice to find out that their dream device will hit the stores in less than three months.

The QWERTY-and-touch-enabled Nokia N97 is supposed to hit the shelves at the last day of March.

The price tag of 480 GBP (540 euro or 720 US dollars) for the dream-come-true phone sounds quite nice and is actually a tad lower than the officially announced suggested price of 550 euro before taxes or subsidies. We've never seen a Nokia phone introductory price go lower than the initial expectations, so it's either the world financial meltdown talking here or the seller is just pulling our leg.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 review

Key features:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support plus HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • 3-inch 65K-color WVGA touchscreen
  • Qualcomm MSM7200 528 Mhz CPU and 256 MB DDR SDRAM
  • 3.15 MP auto focus camera with VGA video recording
  • Four-row full QWERTY slide-out keyboard
  • Wi-Fi and built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • X-Panels interface
  • Optical trackpad
  • Exquisite and solid metallic body
  • Standard miniUSB port and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • microSD memory expansion
  • FM radio with RDS
  • 3.5mm standard audio jack
  • MS Office Mobile document editor
  • Opera 9.5 web browser
  • Excellent video playback performance
  • Superb audio quality

The Touch Pro had a nice two-month advantage since it hit the shelves back in August and this could be quite decisive for the sales. After all two months is quite a long time in the world of mobile phones, isn't it?

Let's not waste any more time now and get rolling with the actual review of Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. Unboxing is this little jump ahead.

Main disadvantages:

  • Body is a bit on the bulky side
  • User interface is hardly thumb-optimized
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • No built-in accelerometer
  • Poor display sunlight legibility
  • Records low quality VGA@30fps video in 3GP format
  • No TV-out port
  • No full Flash support for the browser (hence no full-featured YouTube)

Nokia 5320 XpressMusic

General Specification

Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2008, Q3
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (4 votes cast)
Network: 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced: 2008, April


Dimension: 108 x 46 x 15 mm, 67 cc
Weight: 90 g


Type: TFT, 16M colors
Size: 240 x 320 pixels, 2 inches
- 8-way Navi key
- Dedicated music and N-Gage gaming keys


Type: Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3, AAC, 3D, True tones
Customization: Download
Vibration: Yes


Phonebook: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocal
Call records: Detailed, max 30 days
Card slot: microSD (TransFlash), up to 8 GB supported
- 140 MB of user memory
- Nokia 512 MB or 1 GB microSD card included


GPRS: Class 32
Edge: Class 32
3G: HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLan: No
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port: No

Mobile Features

Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push E-Mail, IM
Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
OS: Symbian OS, S60
Games: Yes + Downloadable
Colors: Blue, Red
Other Features
-3G Network: HSDPA 2100 / 900
- Nokia Say and Play (voice control to music player)
- SMS reader
- Macromedia Flash Lite 3.0
- Java MIDP 2.1
- Flickr
- Yahoo Go! & Yahoo Messenger
- 3.5 mm audio output jack
- Nokia Xpress Audio messaging
- FM stereo radio with RDS
- Visual radio
- MP3/MPEG4 player
- Voice memo
- Voice dial
- Built-in handsfree
- Calendar
- Active standby screen
- Up to 24 h music time
- Up to 4 h 30 min gaming time


Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 890 mAh (BL-5B)
Standby: Up to 250 h
Talk time: Up to 3 h 30 min


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The XpressMusic
line of Nokia has always been mainly targeting the people of young spirit. Besides the music, they usually have one more passion – games.

The new model of the Finnish giant has as a purpose to satisfy exactly those needs. It employs a musical chip, which should provide a high quality sound and is equipped with a 3.5 mm jack for all types of headsets or speakers. On top of that, it runs on the Symbian OS with S60 interface (3rd Đ•dition, Feature Pack 2). This is the environment of the N-Gage platform, which is Nokia’s strongest hand regarding mobile games. Unfortunately, at the time this review was written the N-Gage site did not yet have support for 5320.

The package includes:
  • Nokia 5320 XpressMusic
  • Handsfree
  • Software CD
  • User’s manual
  • Quick Guide
  • Charger
  • 1 GB microSD card* (it can be 512MB depending on the region)


The appearance corresponds to the audience it targets. It is not stylish, not elegant and even slightly thick. Comparing the 5320 to a fashion phone will be like comparing Avril Lavigne (the skater type) to Heidi Klum (top-model). That’s why it will suit the young audience just fine. It has aggressive design and it’s light, making it pocket friendly.

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The 2” QVGA display supports 16 million colors, which provide a very well-saturated and pleasant image. When exposed on direct sunlight the picture fades and even though it’s not nice, you can work with the phone just fine.

Over the display is located the video calling camera and a single, hard to press button, which can be assigned to the function of your choice. The soft buttons, the SEND/END keys and the D-pad are jammed into a very small space and are a pain to use. The D-pad is the only one with a noticeable relief, and all the other buttons are small and therefore hard to press.

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The numeric keypad is specifically outlined, to facilitate playing the games. It cannot be compared to the original buttons of the old N-Gage phones, but as a whole it offers comfortable use and distinct click when pressed.

Both sides have an interesting pattern, which doesn’t provide better grip. Here we have the music controls, the microSD slot, the volume rocker and the camera shortcut. Overall, they are not user-friendly, because they have a barely distinctive relief and a weak tactile feedback.

The bottom houses the microphone and connectors for the charger, the headphones (3.5 mm jack) and the data cable (microUSB). The opposite side houses the power button, which is rather hard to press.

As a whole, the design will fit the teen lifestyle, but the hard to use buttons could be quite annoying.

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