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Nokia Introduces the Nokia X3 S40 Slider Sports Phone with 3.2-megapixel Camera
      09/02/09 09:30 AM

Joining the all-new Nokia X6 music device is the new Nokia X3, the first Series 40 device to come Ovi Store enabled. Sharing some of the X6's design cues, the Nokia X3 slider sports a 3.2-megapixel camera, a diminutive frame and 2.2-inch screen. Stereo speakers, dedicated music keys and support for up to 16GB of storage via microSD card make for a nifty mobile music device. The X3 also sports an active homescreen where users will be able to see their contacts, friends and current music playing. Music lovers will also be able to continue listening on flights thanks to flight mode.



Bluetooth 2.1 is supported with stereo audio profiles for wireless musical enjoyment. Wire fans will be able to use standard headphones thanks to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Full speed USB 2.0 makes music transfer quick and easy and music can be managed via the Ovi Player PC client and Windows Media Player 11.

Messaging is well supported too. Alongside a common inbox for SMS and MMS in conversational view, Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging is supported and Nokia Messaging 2.0 brings users? existing email and IM accounts to the device.



Specs:

Protocol: GSM Quadband 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz Series 40 PR 9.1
Bearers: 3GPP Release 4, GPRS MSC 32, EGPRS MSC32
Size: 96 x 49.3 x 14.1 mm
Display: 2.2? QVGA, 262K colors, Active TFT, 240x320 pixel, transmissive
Memory: Uer memory up to 46MB, μSD card slot
Talk time: Up to 7.5h GSM
Stand by time: Up to 380h GSM
Music playtime: Up to 26h

Form factor:
Slide body style
?Stereo output speakers
?Combined Send-End Keys, dedicated Music Keys, Volume and Camera key
?Lighting effects around the Navi ring

Connectivity
?Bluetooth v2.1 with stereo audio profiles (A2DP and AVRCP)
?Hot-swappable MicroSD card (expandable up to 16 GB)
?Micro-USB interface with USB2.0 FS (Full speed) complimentary USB charging, USB OTG (audio, storage)
?Nokia 3.5 mm AV connector (audio only)
?Internal FM Rx antenna (auto-switch when headset connected)
?2mm charging connector

UI Features
?Active Home screen: See your contacts, Friends, playing music track in the home screen
?Living wallpapers for battery and signal indication
?Customisable media player and radio skin via themes

Context management
?PIM (Calendar & Contacts) Presence enhanced contacts (OMA IMPS)
?SyncML (local & remote) data sync

Voice and Audio
?Speech codec support for FR, HR, EFR, AMR
?Voice commands and recording

Enablers
?Flash Lite 3.0, Java MIDP 2.1
?OMA client provisioning v1.1, FOTA

Music experience
?Music Player with extended play list supports MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, WMV formats
?FM RDS stereo radio with built-in antenna
?Listen and control your music over Bluetooth stereo audio
?Listen to music in flight mode
?Manage music with Ovi Player PC client & Windows Media Player 11
?Pre-loaded audio tracks & music videos
?USB 2.0 Full Speed for transfer of music
?OMA DRM release 2.0 and Windows Media DRM
?Nokia Comes With Music & Nokia Ovi Music support (side- loading)

Imaging experience
?3.2 megapixel Full Focus camera, background processing, 4x smooth zoom
?View photos thumbnails in grid, albums or timeline view
?New editing tools and clip arts for fun images
?Image Upload to sharing services: Flickr, Ovi Share.
?Video recording: H.263 QCIF (48kbps), MPEG-4 QVGA (172kbps)

Messaging
?Common inbox for SMS and MMS in conversational view
?MMS: OMA MMS 1.3 (600 kB MMS size), MMS conformance 3.0 and SMIL
?Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging (AMS)
?Nokia Messaging 2.0 mobilizes your existing email & IM accounts
?Support Ovi Contacts 1.1 and 3rd party consumer messaging: Windows Live

Media and Gaming
?Download latest content, games and applications on Ovi Store 1.5
?Global premium game: Guitar Rock Tour
?Preloaded Java games: Bounce Tales, City Bloxx, Snake III, Block'd, Diamond Rush, Rally Stars

Other
?My Nokia
?Nokia Maps version 2.0 (client only)
?PC suites v7.1 and Ovi Player PC client application
?OSS web browser with YouTube, Facebook & MySpace bookmarks, web search

The Nokia X3 goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2009 for an estimated retail price of EUR115 before taxes and subsidies. Be sure to check out the Social Media Release for more details.



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