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Nokia 5700

Nokia 5700

05 April 2007
Written by Mike Meers

The Nokia 5700 is an upgrade to the original XpressMusic handset, the 5300. The 5700 has had some major upgrades, in both functionality and physical design – particularly the form factor. Major features include a 2mpx digital camera, dedicated audio chip, 3G network compatibility, a 16 million colour LCD display, microSD memory card support, and the Symbian operating system.

The 5700 is not a slider form factor handset like the 5300. It does have a similar colour scheme and base design, though. The special thing about the 5700 is that the bottom section of the handset rotates! This rotating section has the numerical keypad, camera, and music keys – and by rotating it the specific application for that ‘mode’ is automatically launched. Turn the music keys to the front and the 5700 becomes a music player; rotate it to the camera and you’re in viewfinder mode; rotate again and it’s time for video calling!

The LCD display on the 5700 has been upgraded to a 16.7 million colour TFT LCD panel with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution. This is just perfect for using with the 2mpx digital camera, watching full screen videos, and browsing the Internet. The camera takes pictures at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, and can also capture video. It has a built in flash and 4x digital zoom.

3G network support has been added to the 5700. The handset is compatible with WCDMA 2100MHz 3G networks, and the 850, 900, 1800, and 1900MHz 2G networks. The WCDMA protocol is supported for high speed data transfer on 3G networks, and when roaming to 2G networks GPRS and EDGE can be used for data connectivity. Video calling is supported, and because the camera is located on the rotating module, there is no need for an additional camera – the camera is just rotated to face backwards!

Just like the name suggests, the 5700 is a mobile music oriented device. Nokia have integrated a dedicated audio chip into the handset, which offers “crystal clear Hi-Fi sound quality”. There are built in stereo loudspeakers for sharing your music, or you can opt for a Bluetooth headset or wired headsets connected to the 5700’s 3.5mm jack. File formats supported by the 5700’s Music Player include all the favourites: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, and WMA. The battery has enough juice for a whopping 10 hours of music playback.

For storage, the 5700 offers 128MB of shared flash memory. There is 64MB of RAM, which is used by the Symbian operating system (running on the Series 60 platform). 128MB will not be enough space for many, so Nokia have included a microSD memory card expansion slot. A microSD memory card will be included in the sales package, but the size of the card depends on the region the handset is sold in. Cards up to 2GB can be used with the 5700.

Transferring files to the 5700 is made easy via Bluetooth, infrared, or USB. The Bluetooth 2.0 radio in the handset has full support for the stereo Bluetooth profiles, and the USB connectivity via the Pop-Port is fully compliant with USB version 2.0. A USB data-cable is included in the sales package. The PC Suite software (included) can be used to synchronize the handset and transfer files.

The 5700 is expected to hit the Australian market in the 2nd half of 2007.

FYI .:. Nokia 5700
(ETA 2nd quarter 2007)

Basic specifications
Network system 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: UMTS 2100MHz
Form factor Standard with rotating module
Size 108.2 x 50.5 x 17.3mm
Weight 115 grams
Display 16.7 million colour TFT LCD @ 240 x 320 pixels
Battery type used Lithium-ion battery @ ???mAh^
Talk/usage time* 2G: Up to 210 minutes*
3G: Up to 150 minutes*
Video talk time: Up to 102 minutes*
Music playback time: Up to 10 hours*
Video playback time: Up to 4 hours*
Standby time* 2G: Up to 288 hours*
3G: Up to 270 hours*
Accompanying features
Connectivity options Bluetooth v2.0, Infrared and USB v2.0
Camera support 2mpx digital camera with flash and 4x digital zoom
Data support GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD, and WCDMA data protocols
Exchangeable covers None
Internet applications Open source web browser with xHTML support
  Internal -
  External -
Yes, 128MB flash memory (64MB RAM)
Yes, microSD (Up to 2GB)
Messaging capabilities SMS/EMS, MMS, e-mail (IMAP4, POP3, and SMTP), and Instant Messaging
Ringing tones RNG, WAV, WVE, AMR, WB-AMR, AU, MIDI, AAC, MP3, WMA, and RMF files
Synchronisation with PC Yes, via PC Suite software (included)
System for...
  Add-on applications -
  Gaming -
  Phone -
Java MIDP 2.0
Java MIDP 2.0
Nokia Series 60 Feature Pack 1 platform with Symbian OS v9.1
Extras supported
(not listed above)
3.5mm headphone jack support
Push-To-Talk (PTT) support
RealOne video player (supports MPEG4 video)

* As per manufacturer's specifications (with supplied battery)
^ Final specifications to be confirmed

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