T-Mobile to get Nokia Nuron with 3G data support

T-Mobile to get Nokia Nuron with 3G data supportBack when the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was released I wrote that this would be the perfect phone for T-Mobile USA to roll out with since they had a few XpressMusic devices, but could use a higher end one that was still available for a low price. Somebody must have been listening because T-Mobile and Nokia just announced that the Nokia 5230 Nuron is coming to T-Mobile USA with support for T-Mobile’s 3G data network (the real fastest carrier in the US). This is also the first device in the US pre-loaded with the new free Ovi Maps 3.0 software so buyers get a full GPS navigation solution on a fairly large 3.2 inch touch screen display. With a price of only $69.99 with a two-year service agreement, $50 mail-in rebate, and qualifying voice & data plan I think this may be what my oldest daughter needs to get her around town when she starts driving in a few months. BTW, the Nuron looks very similar to a 5800 XM and I will be curious to see what is physically different.

The Nokia Nuron has the following specifications:

  • Quad-band GSM
  • Dual Band HSDPA
  • S60 5th Edition
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • FM radio
  • Integrated A-GPS receiver
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 3.2 inch 640×360 nHD touchscreen display
  • microUSB port
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • microSD card slot
  • BL-5J 1320 mAh standard battery
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Dimensions of 4.37 x 2.03 x 0.61 inches and 4.05 ounces

As you can see it is quite a full-featured S60 smartphone with the only low end specs really being the lack of WiFi and the 2 megapixel camera. However, with the Ovi Maps and 5th Edition this can be quite a navigation and media device available at a very good price and looks to be one of the better Nokia phones here in the US. I am personally quite pleased to see a Nokia smartphone finally launch on T-Mobile and will be checking this one out soon.

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9 Comments to T-Mobile to get Nokia Nuron with 3G data support

bostonphoneguy
March 3, 2010

“the real fastest carrier in the US…”

Not in Boston, that’s for sure.

Capt
March 3, 2010

I’m exited on this one.

Jim
March 3, 2010

I think this will be a hot seller for Tmobile, i REALLY wish that they would bring the N97 mini to the line as a slightly premium product but hard to compete with the HD2 i’m guessing.

This phone will be perfect for my fiance but would have LOVED to be able to give her the N97 mini for the extra features it has.

Does anyone know the CPU or RAM of this device? i haven’t found it listed.

vinny
March 7, 2010

I have T-Mobile for my carrier and run my BB 9700 on 3g and it is super fast. I tether my laptop when traveling with my 9700 as my modem and it’s almost as fast as my home comcast provider. I have all signal bars all the time.
Vinny

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lucky stiff
May 29, 2010

w/3 bars or more you’re surfing the web pipeline of maui! Gotta stay in and around some type of populated area for the signal! Now syncing the nuron with your ,or at least my home IP is VERY frustrating! I drove to the main office and the employee rolls thru it a bit to quickly ,perhaps trying to off show her technical prowess connects to her cell laying 2′ away but of course I did nothing but try to send an e-mail to no avail!!! arrgghhh!!!
That was the ONLY drawback i’m still dealing with ! If I can gey down to the south end I will try again ,after all they owe me!!! I’ve been a loyal customer for 10 YEARS!!! SUNCOM/T-MOBILE!!

snypt
June 13, 2010

Does this phone come with a stylus that is located on the backside of the device?

samuel
July 1, 2010

i have both the nuron and the 5800 and the truth is : there is no comparison , the 5800 is superior and a better quality device the nuron is only good when the 3g signal is available other wise it will automaticaly change to edge mode which is not a pleasant experience , so maybe you should get both…


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