Excerpt: XpressMusic has been one of the most successful logos ever created by the Finnish giant, Nokia. Thus, as soon as Nokia 5310 has been rumored, fans of the XpressMusic series were thrilled about its look and features. It seems that Nokia's 5310 candy-bar might be the right answer to Sony Ericsson's growing line of Walkman series devices.
Excerpt: Music phones surely make an important category in cellular developing. Sony Ericsson has split its handset production into specific areas of interest with their Walkman and Cyber-shot line of devices, making it easier to target specific types of users. It was just about time for Nokia, the leading handset producer, to pick up this efficient strategy and unveil its own music phones.
Excerpt: Nokia 5310 ExpressMusic is a slim bar shaped music phone that offers both good looks and solid functionality. Jin takes it out for a test drive and likes music and battery life, but finds the camera a bit lacking. Read more in our full review.
Excerpt: Nokia 5300: During the first quarter of 2006, Sony Ericsson clearly dominated cell phone industry because of its music cell phones. The domination continued because there was no such true competitor. But later on we found famous manufacturers followed the trend and introducing music cell phones. Nokia released its 5300 to break down Sony Ericsson's music cell phone market.
Excerpt: Just in time to meet the threat of the Apple iPhone , phone makers have been improving the music player experience in their products. One example of this is the unpretentious 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia’s latest slider cell available for a mere $99.99 USD from T-Mobile (with the usual rebates and contract requirements).
Pros: Tri-band (900/1800/1900); WMA, AAC, MP3 music player; 12-hour music playback; stero Bluetooth
Cons: MicroSD slot under battery cover; not PlaysForSure compatible; poor 1.3 MP camera
Conclusion: Like a child being forced to learn an instrument, Nokia is the pushy parent who insists its offspring will be musical, even if they do lack the basic talents. We check out little Johnny 5300 who is being marketed alongside a string of reality TV shows?
Excerpt: Mobile music is an area that has taken off over the last few years, and one of Nokia's latest additions to its XpressMusic range is the 5300. Sam grabbed the 5300 and put it through its paces, finding a handset with a few compromises.