Nokia 5330 aims to make music social

The Nokia 5330 XpressMusic
The Nokia 5330 XpressMusic

In the middle of Nokia's Comes with Music release-a-thon, the 5330 XpressMusic offers users the chance to integrate music and social networking in a slider handset.

The handset, like the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic, has dedicated touch-sensitive music keys on the side of the device, with a 3.5mm headphone jack offering to complement the Comes with Music service.

There's also easy access to Facebook, MySpace and Ovi, Nokia's online content portal.

There's a 2GB microSD card bundled in the box, although support up to 16GB is available if you want to shell out for more storage.

Customisable lighting

The phone, which will cost around £150 when released in Q3 of this year, is clearly focused on the stylish music listener (whoever that person may be... perhaps they study Fashion at university) with customisable lighting effects around the keys and screen, and an 'edgy' clean cut top to the handset.

It also features aGPS for when you get lost and a 2.4-inch QVGA screen with up to 16 million colours. It only runs the S40 system however, although for a feature phone it's perfectly well-equipped.

It also runs 3G... but just normal 3G, not the whizz-bang fast 3.5G that can download at up to 7.2mbps, so we assume there won't be the option to download music over the air on this device.

There's also a 3.2MP camera on the back with LED flash, so when you're out and about (for instance, at the student fashion show) you can take snaps to share with your friends.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.