Nokia just announced the new 5230, a touchscreen phone that looks similar to a 5800 XpressMusic, but strips away some features to put it in an affordable price range.
Known simply as ?5230? without the XpressMusic moniker, the phone also shows some other important differences from the 5800, including a downgraded camera (2MP instead of 3) and no Wifi. But Nokia still plugs it as a social networking and music device, capable of location-aware services and 33 hours of playback time.
Other specs include a 3.2-inch (360×640) display, aGPS, full-screen QWERTY keyboard, 3.5mm jack, 70MB of internal memory and microSD support up to 16GB. It's also 3G-ready with full HSDPA support ? dual-band 3.6Mbps UMTS/HSDPA (850/1900, 850/2100 and 900/2100).
The 5230 also comes in a choice of back-cover colors: red, pink, blue, yellow, silver and dark silver. It's slated to launch this Q4 2009 (TechTree guesses it will arrive around October) for 149 Euros, or $213 USD.