Nokia 5230 Nuron
Nokia today announced that it plans to offer a system update to some of its legacy devices running Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 (a.k.a, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, and S60 5th Edition). The update will include the newest Symbian Anna browser, which adds support for non-ASCII characters, international domains, and will render web sites faster. The update will also refresh Ovi Maps, adding indoor positioning via Wi-Fi and Lonely Planet content for Symbian 3.2 devices, and public transport and check-in support for Symbian 5 devices. Last, all devices will have access to more emoticons. The system update, which starts today for select handsets, will be rolled out over time. The specific phones that will receive the update include the E72, E52, E5, C5-00, 6700 slide, and the C6-00, C5-03, 5230, 5235, 5250, X6, N97 mini, 5800 XpressMusic, and the 5530 XpressMusic.
Today Nokia announced that the Nuron handset will be available for sale from T-Mobile starting on Wednesday, March 24. It will cost $60 with new agreement.
Today Nokia and T-Mobile USA introduced the Nuron 5230, an S60 5th Edition touch phone that is the first to bring Ovi Maps with turn-by-turn directions to the U.S. The Nuron has quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band 1700/2100 3.6Mbps HSDPA radios, as well as Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and FM. It has a 3.2-inch, 640 x 360 resistive touch display with a software QWERTY keyboard. The Nuron has a 2 megapixel camera with video capture and support for 16GB microSD cards. The Nuron has both Ovi Maps and the Ovi Store, and T-Mobile announced that it will support carrier billing for the Ovi Store, allowing users to purchase applications from Ovi and have them billed to their monthly accounts. T-Mobile and Nokia said that the Nuron will be available in the coming weeks, it will cost $60 with new agreement.