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Nokia 3250 Music Phone Quick Review
      #21239 - 09/26/05 04:55 PM

Nokia today announced the release of a new music phone, the Nokia 3250. The Nokia 3250 is a Series 60 Symbian smartphone. It has a fully rotatable bottom section with a 2-megapixel camera, dedicated music controls, and up to 1 GB of memory.

You could say it?s a budget version of the N91 and aimed for the mass markets. Nokia 3250 will not keep Santa busy as the phone is shipping next year in the first quarter 2006. Estimated retail price is 350 Euros.

Key features :

- Supports MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC and eAAC+ music files
- 3.5mm connector for headphones
- 262K color TFT display (resolution of 176 x 220 pixels)
- Stereo FM radio
- Bluetooth
- USB 2.0
- Triband
- Talktime up to 3 hours, music listening up to 10 hours

Comments and Conclusion

The Nokia 3250 is an good alternative if you plan to buy a music phone. In terms oif technical specs and features it seems to be somewhat better than the Motorola Rokr iTunes phone. The Motorola Rokr has USB 1.1 (can take up to 40 mins. to transfer 100 songs), 512MB TransFlash memory, and the iTunes software is limited to store 100 songs. The Nokia 3250 uses the Nokia Audio Manager software to transfer music files from PC to phone. This is a clear disadvantage compared to Motorola that synch with iTunes.


Nokia has traditionally been using the MMC format for storage, but this phone relies entirely on microSD (TransFlash) cards. The microSD card is based on TransFlash?, which was developed by SanDisk in cooperation with Motorola and is the world?s smallest flash RAM memory

card format.

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