Following news of its first notebook PC, Nokia returns to its roots with the introduction of the touchscreen Nokia 5230 handset.
Designed to be a simple yet comprehensive multimedia device, it can handle applications from Nokia’s Ovi Store, plays music and video, offers mobile Internet, and has A-GPS and Ovi Maps built in.
Exact specifications aren’t available yet, though we do know that in Europe it will cost €149 (that’s currently around $210) but will likely be subsidised. In some regions it will be bundled with the Comes With Music service, and in this case will cost €259 ($370).
In my view, it’s not got the sex appeal of an iPhone or some of LG’s offerings like the Viewty II, but it doesn’t look too bad either. When we get full specs we’ll know just how good a deal it is.
It’s coming this winter.