Saturday, May 26, 2007

Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Overview

Nokia 5300 XpressMusic

Nokia 5300 Introduction

The Nokia 5300 belongs to the XpressMusic series, which is at the tip of Nokia's sword for battling Sony Ericsson's Walkman brand. The most notable features on the 5300 are the new 2.5mm earphone jack and dedicated music keys. Today we will see if the 5300 can really substitute your music player.

Just in time to meet the threat of the Apple iPhone, phone makers have been improving the music player experience in their products. One example of this is the unpretentious 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia's latest slider cell available for a mere $99.99 USD from T-Mobile (with the usual rebates and contract requirements). Instead of fancy touch-sensitive buttons or a copycat iPod control array, Nokia has placed three practical hard music transport keys on the side of this soap bar-sized phone. Additionally, the 5300's music application has true random shuffle and a wide selection of EQ settings, and the microSD slot can handle cards up to 2GB. Sure, you can find a similarly capable MP3 player for 99 bucks, but not one with a cell phone and camera.

Nokia 5300 Review

The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic mobile phone has been beautifully designed by Nokia with the music loving phone user in mind. The handset comes in a choice of two colours & the coloured section enhance the phones screen & dedicated controls. The mobile phone comes in a choice or either red for the more racy user or dark grey for the more subtle user. The 5300 comes in a compact slider type designed handset which measures 92.4 x 48.2 x 20.7 mm & weighs 106.5 grams. The handset is simple & super smooth to open as the slide opening mechanism works on a spring mechanism. The user will find the Nokia 5300 a joy to use & can enjoy the many fun & user friendly functions that the phone offers. The 5300 is a XpressMusic phone which makes it highly music focused & comes from the same family as the Nokia 3250 XpressMusic phone.

The phone comes with 5 Mbytes of internal Memory & with a MicroSD™ memory card option which allows the user to expand their phones memory capabilities up to 2 Gbytes by inserting the optional memory card. The user can store up to one thousand, five hundred songs by adding a 2 Gbyte MicroSD™ memory card. The Nokia 5300 comes with a rechargeable battery which will provide the user with up to 3.2 hours of talk time from a fully charged battery. The fully charged battery will provide up to 223 hours of standby time or up to 12 hours of music playback time.

The phone comes with a large 2 Inch screen which provides up to 262k colours on a beautiful QVGA TFT display. The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes with colour schemes, animated wallpapers & animated screensaver which the user can change to suit their style. The user can use the 1.3 megapixel digital camera feature to take high quality photos & shoot video footage in portrait or landscape mode. The camera feature is easy to use as it comes complete with dedicated camera keys which are easy to locate on the handset. The user can use the 8 x digital zoom to get up close & personal to their target & the zoom keys are easy to access. The camera feature can easily be switched to video mode which allows the user to record moving footage as well as still photos. The user can playback video on their mobile phone, store the footage on their memory card or share their videos with friends & family.

The user can share their photos & video recordings with friends & family by using the MMS messaging service. The MMS message allows the user to send a photo or video recording with sound & text to any MMS compatible mobile phone user. The user can express their feelings & have much fun using the MMS service which brings much life to an easy to create message. The MMS service provides the user with a quick method of sharing photos & video with other compatible users. The user can also create, send & receive SMS messages which contains text & symbols. The Nokia 5300 comes with an audio messaging facility which allows the user to record their own voice message & send to compatible devices with ease.

The handset comes with easy to access volume keys which can be located on the side of the handset & also double as zoom keys for when the user is using the camera feature. The attractive music focused mobile phone comes with a built in music player complete with simple to use & easy to access music keys. The music player can play music in all popular music formats which include MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, enhanced AAC+ & WMA. The user can play their music over the phones speakers or use the their mobile music device with their own headphones. The dedicated music keys allows the user to control their music easily using the play key, fast forward key, rewind key & pause key. The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone comes with a built in FM radio which allows the user to select their favourite radio station & enjoy their favourite music & radio talk shows.

The user can connect their Nokia 5300 to compatible Bluetooth® devices using a wireless Bluetooth® connection. The user can connect their phone to compatible devices using an infra red or USB connection which allows the user to transfer data quickly. The user can browser the Web using the HXTML browser which is accessible from the phones main menu. The Nokia 5300 work over a tri band network which will automatically switch between network bands.

Nokia 5300 XpressMusic by yourmobilephonereviews

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Call for Apple to go even greener

Greenpeace has given a cautious welcome to Apple's ambitions to be more environmentally friendly.

In a statement Steve Jobs said the company would stop using toxic and hazardous chemicals in manufacturing.

Greenpeace praised Apple for its decision to phase out the most harmful chemicals but said the electronics giant could do more.

The group wants Apple to improve its recycling policy and stop dumping old products in other parts of the world.

Gadget dump

In the statement Apple explained what it had already done to clean up its manufacturing processes and laid out how it was planning to make them greener.

Mr Jobs said in the statement that Apple's policy of not talking about its future plans had led to misconceptions about its green credentials.

"It is certainly clear that we have failed to communicate the things that we are doing well," wrote Mr Jobs.

Apple's future plans include removing arsenic in displays by the end of 2008. By the same date it will stop using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs).

Both PVC and BFRs are considered hazardous because they do not break down when disposed of and can accumulate in body tissue and cause a variety of health problems.

It also said it would start using LED backlighting for displays instead of mercury "when technically and economically feasible".

The statement of Apple's green credentials comes in the wake of criticism by environmental groups. In early April Greenpeace put Apple bottom of its rankings of green electronics firms.

The company's headquarters and conferences have been picketed by banner-waving activists calling on Apple to be greener.

In its own statement Greenpeace said Apple's announcement was "something we've all been waiting for" and it praised the decision to stop use of PVC and BFRs before other computer makers.

But Greenpeace said Apple still had ground to make up on its recycling policy.

The green group pointed out that Apple's pledge not to dump returned gadgets and computers in Asia and India only applied to US customers. It called on Apple to offer a global takeback and recycling service.

It said it wanted to see an Apple that was "green to the core".

Apple Technology News by BBC News