This is one of the finest device from Nokia, I had ever seen. Nokia usually has its finger on the pulse when it comes to new mobile phone designs that appeal to core markets, but we’re more than a little intrigued by the angular approach taken by the new X5-01.
The Nokia X5-01 is a Symbian S60 (3rd gen) device that measures 74x66mm and is 17mm thick, so it certainly isn’t one for those who are shy of pocket. It has full QWERTY slider form factor that has a long list of applications from SMS and email, to IM and social networking.
Multimedia and social networking also seem key to the X5, which offers 24 hours of music playback (plus an alleged 16-day standby and 3.5 hour talk time), and a “spin the phone” option to select random tracks. It also offers support for Ovi Music and the “Comes with Music” service, that has become synonymous with the X-Series phone.
The Nokia X5-01 is a full-blown smartphone too – 600MHz and 256MB RAM put it within a stone’s throw of the Nokia N8 performance. It comes with a 5MP camera.
It’s clearly not a phone that will appeal to everyone, but some will fall for its looks and rectangular charm. And as far as non-touch smartphones go, the Nokia X5-01 actually ranks pretty high on features.
It has a couple of nice tricks too. If you press and hold the volume key, then shake the X5-01 it will “knock” several times – according to how many new messages you have. You can also skip a music track by shaking the phone.
It’s really an eye catching phone and look makes it more wonderful things to go for.
But of course a little disappointments to find that the X5-01 doesn’t have a GPS receiver. Check out for the list of pros and cons to see what made the cut and what didn’t.
- Full QWERTY slider form factor
- Quad-band GSM/EDGE, tri-band 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA
- Symbian S60 UI, 3rd edition FP2
- 600MHz processor, 256MB RAM; 200MB user-accessible storage
- 2.36″ 256K-color QVGA display
- 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera, LED flash, VGA@15fps video recording
- Standard microUSB port (charging)
- microSD card slot (32GB supported, 2GB included)
- Wi-Fi b/g; DLNA and UPnP support
- Bluetooth (with A2DP)
- Accelerometer-based controls
- Dedicated media key
- Stereo FM radio with RDS, Internet radio
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Excellent audio quality
- Comes With Music bundle in select markets
- Good email and social networking support
- Office document viewer; ZIP file support
- Quick Business and Personal homescreen toggle
- No GPS receiver
- No office document editing
- Small, low-resolution screen
- Non-hot-swappable microSD card under the battery
- Fixed focus camera
- Poor video recording
- No camera lens protection
- No DivX or XviD video support out-of-the-box
- No smart dialing
Wouldn’t you like a mobile phone that was built to resemble a Star Trek communicator? Mobile phone maker Nokia, one of Paramount’s promotional partners for the 2009 Star Trek movie, actually built some prototypes of such a device.
Introducing the Nokia’s “Starfleet Communicator” Prototype.
Nokia had a little product placement going on in the latest Star Trek movie. When Paramount was looking for promotional partners for the 2009 Star Trek movie, the Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia was a natural fit. In 2009 Nokia (along with Verizon) ran a Star Trek-themed promotional campaign (with websites), and of course they got a bit of in-movie product placement in the dash of the Corvette joyride scene.
Nokia limited 5800 "Star Trek edition" released in Europe in 2009
In addition, in Europe they released a special “limited Star Trek edition” of their popular 5800 (non-flip) model cell phone, which was essentially the same phone with some Star Trek-themed content.
However, Nokia built another phone that was never released. Nokia designed a special mobile phone to externally resemble the original Star Trek communicator (from the TV series, not the new movie). They built 14 prototypes of this phone in 2008, which were based on the Nokia N76 flip phone. It isn’t clear if Nokia just built these for fun, or if they were seriously considered as a product.
Michael Fisher(a StarTrek reader) was the lucky winner of one of the 14 prototypes that recently went up auction on Ebay. According to Michael the prototype is a fully-working smartphone which he was able to use with a T-Mobile prepaid SIM card. The prototype includes the famous “chirp” when it is flipped open and is loaded with ten custom Star Trek wallpapers, including a few animated moirés. There are also five Trek ringtones pre-loaded. The external redesign of the standard Nokia phone includes a metal “antenna grille” (with the yellow, red, and blue lights underneath) and a starfleet logo embossed into the casing on the back. The attention to detail even includes a tiny etching of the Enterprise on the cover for the USB port.
Hopefully Nokia or some other mobile phone company will take this to the next level and make the Star Trek phone we all want. Alternatively there have been some rumblings of a TOS-era communicator shaped bluetooth device, which could be just as interesting. You can find some custom built bluetooth communicators, but so far there is no officially licensed versions.
Engadget via TrekMovie
Nokia Booklet 3G is a 10-incher built-in 3G netbook, and we now have a knockoff version coming soon to Shenzhen. This Knockoff brings us similar tech specs and cheaper price tag and I am excited about it!…..
With a non-removable battery and chiclet keyboard, we are actually looking forward to it. Nokia Booklet 3G – a high-performance mini laptop that makes a big impression. The Nokia Booklet 3G is beautifully constructed with its 10.1″ HD-ready display, highly durable aluminum body, and premium gloss finish.
we are not sure when it’s going to be available and what’s the price. We’re guessing this Nokia Booklet 3G knockoff will go retail at most $2000 yuan (about $294)
Thanks Chris Chan