Nokia X5-01 QWERTY slider outed in Singapore

Nokia Singapore has outed the latest of the Finnish company's handsets, and the Nokia X5-01 is certainly distinctive.  A square-faced slider with a translucent plastic fascia – finished in blue, pink, green and purple, with a black version apparently to follow – the X5-01 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easier messaging, Symbian S60 OS and Comes With Music unlimited audio downloads with a "Surprise Me" shuffle feature triggered by physically rotating the phone.

There's also a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 200MB of internal storage and a microSD card slot (Nokia include 2GB in the box, and the slot can support up to 32GB).  Judging by the 3G icon you can make out in the press shots we're guessing high-speed connectivity is a given too, but without any official info from Nokia themselves we'll have to wait for complete specs.

Still, at the Singaporean launch Nokia confirmed up to 16 days of standby and 24 hours of music playback from the X5-01, together with social networking integration like Facebook and YouTube.  You can also shake the phone to "hear" how many unread messages you have.  No word on exact release dates, but the Nokia X5-01 will apparently go on sale for around €160 ($194).

[via Symbianworld]