Nokia Open Studio Launches XpressMusic 5300 – Bowie and Barkley on hand

Chris Davies - Sep 27, 2006

What do you get if you take David Bowie, Gnarls Barkley and a selection of Nokia music handsets? No, it's not a joke, it's the line-up at the Nokia Open Studio event, and you'll be damned pleased to know that SlashGear, knowing you were washing your hair, was there to bring you the very bestest in hands-on tomfoolery.

Whether you're a slider-lover, got a sweet tooth for a candy-bar or prefer an... um... odd twisty-thing, Nokia have got your wallet back. Step moodily onto the catwalk the 5300, the 3250 and the 6233, each bearing the XpressMusic brand. The 5300 is Nokia's headline act, supporting up to 2gb of microSD memory for around 1,500 tracks - happily, the 3.5mm connector means you can bin the inevitably craptastic headphones they supply and use your own spiffing ones. Dedicated transport controls and easy song transfer via mini-usb round out the audio features, with a 1.3 megapixel camera ticking the remaining few multimedia boxes.

Nokia 5300

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