The Nokia 5230 provides the ultimate in functionality

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The Nokia 5230 is a phone for all seasons, released in November 2009 this handset offers a wide variety of useful and endearing functionality that has already made this one of Nokia's most popular handsets. Measuring 111 x 51 mm wide and at only 15 mm thick, this compact and bijou unit is style personified. Weighing only 115 g it is also lightweight and comfortable to hold and use.

The Nokia 5230 Pink utilises the ARM 11 434 MHz processor as well as the Symbian operating system, which is version 9.4. This affords the handset the benefits of exceptional performance and reliability coupled with a stability provided by both of these elements. The handset comes with internal memory of 70 MB, however by utilising the microSD card slot, cards can be utilised to improve this and increase capacity up to 16 GB. Satellite navigation is provided with this unit by virtue of its GPS function, which comes with Nokia maps 2.0 touch as standard as well as A-GPS support.

The handset comes with class 32 versions of GPRS and EDGE as well as microUSB and Bluetooth capabilities. Internet access is provided through the HSDPA connection which provides access at speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps. The handset comes with vibration and ring alert options, with the added element of being able to download polyphonic and MP3 ringtones for use as a means to personalise the handset.

The phones 3.2 inch TFT touch screen offers excellent image reproduction by means of its ability to display up to 16 million colours within the confines of a 360 x 640 pixel screen size. Imagery displayed on the screen is effervescent and vibrant as well as having an extraordinary clarity. Proximity and accelerometer sensors are provided, which automate tasks such as battery power saving by means of auto shut off and auto rotation of images dependent upon the orientation of the display screen.

Entertainment is provided by a variety of means which includes a stereo FM radio with RDS, an MP4/MP3 player as well as a 2.0 megapixel camera. The radio provides the means to listen to a wide variety of radio broadcasts from numerous radio stations, whilst the media player is able to play a wide variety of audio and video file formats. The camera operates at 1600 x 1200 pixels and provides effective snapshot capabilities, whilst also offering the alternative of video capture at VGA quality and at 30 frames per second.

The Pink Nokia 5230 , is one of the colour variants available, with the others being black and white. The handset is a comprehensive and effective mobile phone, which offers a wide variety of useful functionality whilst retaining an air of user-friendliness.

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