Nokia X2 Candy Bar Phone Is Slim, Music-Geared

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2010-04-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With a skinny candy bar form factor, Nokia's X2 mobile device packs in a 5-megapixel camera and offers an Opera Mini browser, Windows Media Player, and e-mail, SMS, MMS and IM support.

The slim Nokia X2 candy bar phone made its debut in India April 29.
 
Said to take some inspiration from the X3 and X6, the new X2 features a 2.2-inch QVGA screen (240 by 320 pixels), weighs in at just 3 ounces and measures 4.4 by 1.9 by 0.5 inches.
 
Music is a focus here, with Windows Media Player, stereo speakers, dedicated music keys, FM radio with a built-in antenna, and support for MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA formats. There's also Bluetooth 2.1, for a wireless headset, plus a 3.5-mm headphone jack. In select markets, consumers will also have access to Nokia's Music Store and Comes with Music service.
 
Nokia didn't skimp on the camera here, either, which is a respectable 5 megapixels with a flash and four-times zoom. The company said it is easy to share photos on Flickr or Ovi Share via Bluetooth.
 
The X2 is compatible with quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks and comes with 48MB of memory, plus a uSD card slot for up to 16GB more.
 
On the socializing front, there's access to Facebook from the X2's home screen, support for Nokia Messaging 2.0, e-mail and instant messaging, and conversational views for SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). It also comes with the Opera Mini browser.
 
The X2,in black-red or silver-blue, will arrive in the second quarter and retail for 85 Euro, or approximately $113.
 
Candy bar shape not gonna cut it? For those wanting a little more oomph, Nokia introduced the N8 days earlier. The first Nokia phone to run Symbian 3, it boasts a touch screen with multitouch capabilities, a new two- and three-dimensional graphics architecture, a 12-megapixel camera, and a single homescreen app that pulls together live feeds and other information from Facebook and Twitter.
 
For images of the N8, click here, and for pics of the newer X2, visit the official Nokia blog.  


 
 
 
 
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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