Nokia 5230 Coming to WIND Canada

April 13th, 2010

Nokia and WIND Mobile have announced that the Nokia 5230 will be launching in the immediate future.  The Nokia 5230 is a “stripped down” version of the Nokia 5800.  Look for the 5230 to launch in around the $150 mark.

3.2″ (640×360 pixels) touchscreen
70MB on device memory
microSD up to 16GB
3.5mm headphone jack
2.0 MP camera
free Ovi Maps turn by turn navigation
A-GPS

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    awhitehead  |  April 26th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Nokia 5230 RM-593 should also be coming to DAVE Wireless/Mobilicity in Canada (at least the firmware for that provider showed up in NSU). Current DAVE/Mobilicity firmware is 12.8.095, with software version date of 22-03-10, and custom version 12.8.095.260.04, with custom version date of 14-04-2010. So pretty much brand new.

    Nokia 5230 RM-593 Wind Mobile product code is 0597292, DAVE Wireless product code is 0599497.

    DAVE Wireless firmware 12.8.095 seems to be almost uncustomized – there is a mobilicity start up screen, Mobilicity packet data and MMS settings, and a handful of bookmarks in the browser, and that’s it. Wind firmware is a little heavier customized – they actually have a Wind branded wall paper and a theme. (Yes, I flashed a Wind 5230 to DAVE firmware)

    A bunch of what used to be individual applications (Bluetooth settings, application manager, etc) got integrated into a jumbo “Settings” application wrapper, and a bunch of what used to be separate GPS related applications (Landmarks, GPS Data, Positioning) are now all sub-menus of a single “Location” application). These applications are selectable and can individually be added to the quick launch bar on the idle screen, so it’s just the shortcuts to them that were not brought out.

    Either Wind or DAVE firmware could be a nice firmware for the US T-mobile Neuron users to upgrade to (Using Nessus to switch the product code, and then standard Nokia Software Suite to upgrade), to create a less restricted/locked out and more generic handset. Anyone doing that would need to write down their packet data and mms settings first, since after an upgrade and full reset of the handset, those preferences will get lost, and will need to be re-entered.

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