Absolutely Criminal: Nokia 5230 3.2" Touch+GPS+Free Nav, 6 months free internet and 8GB memory card for £79.99! – What a Symbian steal! Offer ends midnight.

| March 25, 2010 | 10 Replies

Nothing says recession friendly better than the 5230, as today, T-Mobile UK are offering the 5230 at such a low price, it’s criminal NOT to buy it!

Rafe from All about Symbian reports about a very excellent offer from T-Mobile.

At £79.99 you are getting yourself a decent touch screen Symbian^1 device for a rock bottom price! What’s more you get 8GB memory card thrown in! That’s pay and go, no contract, no tie in. £79.99 and it’s all yours.

And if that’s not enough you even get 6 months of mobile internet FREE! After 6 months, you can get another 6 months internet for just £20 (1GB fair usage, much better than O2’s 250mb). Also, in your first month, you get unlimited texts – to help you break in that touch QWERTY I suppose :p. That’s of course topped off by the usual 10 free music tracks with Nokia and free Ovi Maps Turn by Turn, Walk and Drive navigation

How amazing is that?

This would make an absolutely fantastic gift or a personal backup phone. With the bundled internet, you (or gift recipient) can fully enjoy the Ovi Services, particularly enhanced mapping navigation and also Nokia Emails – instant email everywhere on the go!

And just to point out the technicalities, being Symbian^1, this is technically a smartphone. You have your host of telephony features, but you’ve also got Ovi Store to get some apps to enhance your phone. And with the free internet, you can instantly get every single free S60 5th Edition app where ever you have a phone signal. No worries about needing WiFi at home ^_^ (First year Uni did not have WiFi :o)

5230 features:

  • 640×360 3.2″ display (its not capacitive as video mentions)
  • Symbian^1, S60 5th Edition (Ovi Store, Nokia Messaging for Emails, Ovi Maps Navigation)
  • 3.5mm jack
  • MicroSD (4GB included)
  • 2MP camera
  • 640 x 352 video at 30FPS
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Arm 11, 434MHz
  • A-GPS <<< What an insanely cheap GPS device!
  • Micro-USB
  • Relatively small at 111 x 51.7 x 14.5/15.5mm

The only thing missing is WiFi which is understandable given the price and the market this is trying to capture!


If you’re interested in the 5230, here’s an unboxing and a recent review of its US counterpart, the 5230 Nuron.

Via all about symbian


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Category: Nokia, S60, Symbian

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