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hugh 2008-05-30 05:35 PM

Nokia 5310 XpressMusic mobile phone now in Canada
Nokia announced today the launch of the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic MP3 phone in Canada.

Originally released in the fourth quarter of 2007, the 5310 is less than a centimeter thick, weighs just 71 grams, and features a built-in video recorder and 2 megapixel camera.

Nokia says the phone has a “dedicated music chip” and can play back up to 20 hours of music. It comes equipped with diamond-cut, dedicated music controls, and chrome volume keys.

The music phone sports a two inch (240 x 320 pixel) screen and includes the following features: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0 high-speed, 30 megabytes of internal memory, Video playback, Nokia Xpress audio messaging to send voice clips over-the-air, support for MP3, MP4, AAC, HE-AAC and WMA file types, up to 5 hours of talk-time and 12.5 days of standby-time.

The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is now available from Rogers Wireless.

Richard Travale 2008-06-01 10:54 PM

The question is, can I use my own mp3 files as ringtones?

wiski 2008-06-04 06:44 PM

yes you can

Richard Travale 2008-06-04 09:31 PM

That's good to know, thank you!

17671 2008-06-04 11:31 PM

i think it might be drm'd sorry

wiski 2008-06-05 08:45 PM

I used this DRM Packager on my Sony Ericsson when it was locked to Rogers.
Google "DRM Packager" it will change your MP3's into DRM files so they can be used on your phone only. I don't think it should be any different for Nokia devices. But i've never tried it.

17671 2008-06-06 01:40 AM

ive tried nokia devices before.. the drm info can be recognized by the phone usually when downloading it via wap (chargable by your carrier) i tried blue toothing it and it didnt work on one of my old nokias. Also, nokias can still use ASF files as ringtones, lets hope this one does too.

nathan 2008-06-13 10:50 PM

Unfortunately Rogers in their infinite wisdom has replaced Nokia's decent music player with their own player. This pretty much removs the major selling point of this phone. (it being in Nokia's MusicXpress line) I was less than impressed.

I'm considering returning the phone and just buying an unlocked one from elsewhere.

Edit: My mistake. The Nokia Music player is there, it's just not as easy to get to as the Rogers one. Hmmm...

nathan 2008-06-14 02:43 PM

Strangely enough, this morning, halfway through a file transfer, the phone rebooted, and now won't boot past the Nokia logo. So...not the greatest experience so far. :)

17671 2008-06-14 04:59 PM

looks like it needs a re-flash

nathan 2008-06-14 05:04 PM

Probably...and if I were younger and more spry I'd probably take the time to figure out how to reflash it (and unlock it). As it stands, it seems far too complicated. :)

That being said, for the 2 hours that the phone was working mostly the way I wanted it to, it was a great music phone...the Rogers player blows, but the built in player was very nice. My previous phone was a k790a, which was great, but since I only really use my phone for music and calls, I wanted something music oriented. For those looking for something with that criteria, I think this is a great phone. Evil crashes notwithstanding. :)

Ah well, Rogers is sending out a replacement. I'll have to see how it goes...I thought about buying an unlocked version, but with this dying a grand total of 12 hours into it's life-with-me, I'm leery about purchasing the phone for 300 with only a 3 month warranty.

17671 2008-06-16 08:54 AM

Your getting an OTC instead of having it sent away to mfgr to be flashed and sent back?

nathan 2008-06-16 10:14 AM

I'll have the replacement tomorrow, it was just easier/faster that way. Perhaps this one will last longer. :)

Lorenzol 2008-06-20 05:51 PM

I finally received my unlocked Nokia Red 5310 today and I'm loving it so far. My previous phone was the 5300 and I can't believe how slim this phone is compared to that one. I already transferred my music files to the phone for my ringtones. Also I tested the phone and texting and no complains so far.

chicken_strips 2008-12-23 06:50 PM

Just hardware upgraded to this phone. It's great unbranded myself, more Rogers music player or mention of rogers except got the operator logo. MP3 ring tones is why I unbranded it. Has anyone tried using an 8GB micro sd with this phone? If so which brand and did it work or not?


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