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T-Mobile Announces the Nokia 5230 Nuron Navigation Smartphone
      #36212 - 03/03/10 04:13 PM

Nokia and T-Mobile USA today announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia 5230 Nuron, a smartphone solution for the masses packed with applications, maps with turn-by-turn directions, and more. The Nokia Nuron has a 3.2" touch screen, a 2 megapixel camera with video capturing, T-Mobile 3G support and is also the first pre-loaded with Ovi Maps, a free turn-by-turn navigation solution from Nokia. The Nokia Nuron is expected to be available in the coming weeks exclusively from T-Mobile. Here is more info including detailed specs:

The Nokia Nuron is a mobile solution that allows consumers to easily make their way around town, download content and applications to keep them entertained, or help to manage their busy lives. Consumers can keep up with friends and family via IM, text, personal or work e-mail, and offers the ability to easily surf the Web with a full HTML browser.

The Nokia Nuron is the first U.S. carrier -supported Nokia smartphone to pre-load Ovi Maps, a solution from Nokia that offers consumers free turn-by-turn directions and navigation. Additionally, Ovi Maps makes it easy to discover great places to eat, concerts, movies and more with Lonely Planet guides. Other features include the ability to check the weather forecast and even share one's current location on Facebook. With pedestrian navigation, Ovi Maps delivers the best routes through pedestrian zones and shortcuts as well as pathways through parks and buildings. Exploring the world or rediscovering your own city has never been easier or more fun with Ovi Maps. Nokia Nuron also comes preloaded with maps for the USA, Canada and Mexico - with the ability to access over 180 country maps at

The Nokia Nuron will be the first device from a national U.S. carrier to come pre-loaded with Ovi Store by Nokia - giving consumers access to thousands of applications and other exciting content.

The Nokia 5230 Nuron is expected to be available on in the coming weeks in select T-Mobile retail stores and online at For more information, please visit or

Nokia Nuron Specifications


* Form: Classic with touchscreen
* Dimensions: 4.37 x 2.03 x 0.57/0.61 inches
* Weight: 3.98 oz (without stylus)
* Weight: 4.05 oz (with stylus)
* Volume: 4.75 cubic inches (without stylus) / 5.06 cubic inches (with stylus)
* Responsive touchscreen with tactile feedback
* Accelerometer for auto-rotate
* Proximity sensor to save power and prevent inadvertent touches

Display and 3D

* Size: 3.2"
* Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) with 16:9 picture
* Up to 16.7 million colors
* Full touchscreen display

Keys and input method

* Touchscreen
* Dedicated keys for camera, volume, power, send & end, and application launch (menu), plus the media bar touch key for accessing music, gallery, share online, video center and web browser
* Homescreen music plug-in for pause/play, forward, back
* Voice commands

Colors and covers

* Available in-box colors:
- White/Red
- White/Dark silver
- White/Silver
- White/Pink
- White/Yellow
- White/Blue
- White/White
- Black/Red
- Black/Dark silver
* Changeable color battery covers


* Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 high speed
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector


* microSD memory card slot, with hot swap max. 16 GB
* up to 70 MB internal dynamic memory


* BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
* Talk time (maximum)
- GSM 7 h
- WCDMA 4 h 18 min
* Standby time (maximum)
- GSM up to 438 h
- WCDMA up to 458 h
* Video playback time (maximum): Mpeg-4 4.6hours, nHD 3 hours
* Music playback time (maximum): 33 h

Operating frequency

* Dual band 900/2100 WCDMA and 850/1900 WCDMA
* GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
* Automatic switching between GSM bands
* Flight mode

Data network

* GPRS/EGPRS Class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 177/296kbps (DL/UL)
* EDGE class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 177/296 kbps (DL/UL)
* WCDMA 2100, maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (UL/DL),
CS 64 kbps
* HSDPA, cat. 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps (DL)
* TCP/IP support

Local connectivity and synchronization

* Bluetooth version 2.0
- Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
* MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
* Direct printing to compatible picture printers
* Support for PC synchronization with Nokia Ovi Suite


* Speaker-independent name dialing (SIND)

Call features

* Integrated hands-free speakerphone
* Number screening for messaging and calls
* Automatic answer with headset or car kit
* Any key answer
* Call waiting, call hold, call divert
* Call timer
* Logging of dialed, received and missed calls
* Automatic redial
* Speed dialing
* Voice dialing: speaker independent dialing and voice commands (SIND)
* Fixed dialing number support
* Vibrating alert (internal), also with tactile feedback
* Side volume keys
* Mute/unmute
* Contacts bar for 20 contacts with images and communication history (SMS, email, web feeds)
* Talking ring tones
* Conference calling with up to 6 participants


* Multiple SMS deletion
* MMS version 1.3, message size up to 600 kb
* Automatic resizing of images for MMS
* Nokia Xpress audio messaging
* Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
* Number screening for messaging
* Distribution lists for messaging
* Cell broadcast


* Supported protocols: IMAP, POP, SMTP
* Support for e-mail attachments
* OMA e-mail notification support
* Mail for Exchange 2008 preinstalled

Web browsing

* Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML, WML
* Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP, JavaScript
* TCP/IP support
* OSS browser
* Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

* Integrated A-GPS
* Ovi Maps 3.0 application


* 2 megapixel camera
* Image formats: JPEG
* CMOS sensor
* 3x digital zoom
* White balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
* Center weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
* Color tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Dedicated camera key
* Landscape (horizontal) orientation
* Photo editor on device


* Main camera
- Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps (TV high quality), up to 640 x 352 pixels and up to 30 fps (widescreen quality), up to 320 x 240 pixels and up to 30 fps/15 fps (email high/normal quality), up to 176 x 144 and up to 15 fps (sharing quality)
- Up to 4x digital zoom
* Video recording file formats: .mp4, .3gp
* Audio recording formats: WAV (normal), AMR (MMS), AAC/MP4 (high quality)
* Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
* Scene modes: automatic, night
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Clip length (maximum): 1 h 30 min (high or normal quality). Dependable on available memory
* RealPlayer
* Video playback file formats: MPEG4-SP playback 30fps VGA, MPEG4-AVC playback 30fps QVGA, WMV9 playback 30fps QVGA, MPEG4-SP playback 30 fps nHD
* Video streaming: 3GPP and CIF
* Landscape mode video playback
* Video ring tones
* Video editor on device
* Video Center service supported: download and stream video content, WMV support, video feeds

Music and audio playback

* Music playback file formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA
* Dedicated music keys
* FM radio
* 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug
* 2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
* Nokia Music
* Nokia Music Store support
* Nokia Podcasting support
* Ring tones: mp3, aac, 64-tone polyphonic (64 built-in tones)
* Integrated speaker

Voice and audio recording

* Voice commands
* Voice dialing

Personalization: profiles, themes, ring tones

* Ring tones: 3D, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 and video ring tones
* Video ring tone


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