Just a Philippine price update for Nokia 5230 XpressMusic -- the cheaper non-Wifi alternative to Nokia 5800 XM:
Read Nokia 5230 vs. Nokia 5800 : Touchscreen XpressMusic Phone Battle here.
From having a price tag of roughly Php 11,000 when it first reached the Philippines, you can now get 5230 XM for as low as Php 8,450 at most authorized Nokia retail stores in the country. Just don't forget to look for the NTC sticker.
"Nokia 5230 is an unbeatable offer for many new customers who aspire a device that stars in music, mingles with social networks from Facebook to MySpace, navigates you to where it happens, when it happens, and comes in an array of dazzling colors," shares Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia.
ARM 11 434 MHz processor
Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5 OS
2 MP Camera, no flash
3.2 inch TFT resistive touch screen,
onscreen keyboard ,
upto 16GB expandable storage,
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
microSD supports up to 16GB
33 hours of music playback with 1320 mAh battery
available in 2 colors black and white
with swappable back cover (in various colors)
Finally, here's a hands-on video: