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Phone Preview: Nokia 3250 XpressMusic

October 4, 2006 in Nokia Phone News

The original Nokia 3250 was better known as the “Twister” phone in social circles – it was also one of the few Symbian phones NOT part of the Nseries high-end line.

The 3250 XpressMusic is the latest version of the 3250.

Nokia 3250 XpressMusic Phone

Behold the latest version of the 3250: the 3250X.

The Nokia 3250 XpressMusic Phone at a Glance

Nokia 3250 Phone

Operating Frequencies: Tri-band 900/1800/1900
Form Factor: Candy bar, Twist
Display: TFT 176×208 resolution, 262k colors supported
Camera: 2 megapixel, 15 fps video recording
Interface: Series 60
Memory: 10MB onboard, supports up to 2GB external microSD cards
Battery: BP-6M (970 mAh), up to 3 hours talk time, 10 days standby time
SAR value: 0.88 W/kg on ear, 0.44 W/kg on body (more info on SAR values and cell phone radiation here)
Connectivity: Bluetooth
Other Features: Twist Mechanism, Symbian, Java MIDP 2.0, FM radio, speakerphone
Weight: 130 grams / 4.58 ounces
Thickness: 19.8 mm
Colors: Black, Red

Release Date: Q1 2007
Expected Cost: 400 Euros ($509 USD)
Buy From: Amazon.com

The main gimmicky feature on this phone is the ability to rotate the bottom half of the phone (it’s a candybar) into three positions: phone mode, camera mode, and music mode. It’s actually a pretty innovative idea.

Anyway, the XpressMusic edition changes 2 small aspects of the 3250: the look and the potential amount of storage space. The 3250, both old and new used microSD cards – however, I believe the original only supported up to 1 gig memory cards. So now that’s been changed to 2 gigs. Not that the phone actually COMES with a 2 gig card, the maximum supported size is now 2 gigs.

Considering the 3250 is still a pretty new phone, I guess there just wasn’t much to change. Why fix something that ain’t broke, eh?

The new 3250 XpressMusic is unfortunately still missing a flash for the camera. Maybe in the 3250 UltraMusic edition or something.

The 3250 is expected to cost 400 Euros (!). That’s $509 US dollars!

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