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Nokia X5: The Qwerty Slider Phone




With a bit of an odd form factor, the Nokia X5 is like a cross between the Nokia X3 and the E72 with a slide out full qwerty keyboard at the bottom.

The form factor is new to Nokia and they said it appeals more to females because it resembles the “compact make-up kit” or something.

Nokia X5
2.36-inch screen @ 320×240 pixels
200MB internal memory
up to 32GB via microSD
3G/HSDPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
Symbian OS 9.3, Series 60 v3.2 UI
FM tuner w/ RDS

The X5 also has an accelerometer for auto-rotate but does not have GPS built-in.

Comes in Pink, Blue, Black, Yellow Green and Purple.

Here’s how the UI looks like — puts up Facebook and Twitter in the homescreen:

Here’s another footage with the blue and pink Nokia X5:

The recommended retail price (RRP) is 165 euros or about Php9,500.



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42 Responses

  1. jan says:

    another competitor to the microsoft kin and motorola flipout. of the three, the flipout seems to be the best choice, design-wise.

  2. mcast says:

    the edge of the top part is way too close to the top row of keys on the bottom part… doesn’t look like the most comfortable qwerty keypad, for sure.

  3. Pedro says:

    cute but it looks more of a Cherry Mobile than a Nokia… definitely for the women…

  4. Jehgan says:

    Its really like a make-up kit. Even the interface is compacted. hmm… bette ask my sister if this appeals to her taste.

  5. Angie says:

    What comes in pink, blue, black, yellow green and purple? The phone itself or the keychain attached on the phone?

  6. Jon says:

    Doesn’t look good and modern. Looks like something from the 90’s. The keys are too small, so its practically not for people with big thumbs / fingers.

    Screen is too small too! Yikes. Looks like a retro gadget. Lol

  7. Sarah says:

    Would you know the price? It’s soo cute!!!!!

  8. aiesalas says:

    how much is this phone? i want the pink one :D ;-)

  9. MyMaria says:

    for the price? will definitely buy the purple one! :) hopefully Santa will gimme one this Christmas ^_^ cute!!

  10. beadfreak says:

    Alcatel first used the squarish foem factor on their mobile and made mainstream by Motorola with their Andoid-powered FlipOut

  11. Redge says:

    i don’t like it

  12. Adrian says:

    i hate the design.

  13. Kinny says:

    I’m as girly as any girl can get. i’m not crazy about it. It’s too square! Prefer the 6700 slide form factor and color wise. The colors on these seem dull.

  14. Ethan says:

    God that bezel is ugly.

  15. nexus3g says:

    when is Nokia C3 coming to the Philippines?? Indonesia just went crazy with it, forming long queues in Nokia stores just to get one. Nokia should put the Philippines in their priority least, kse 6 out of 10 filipinos daw trust Nokia.

  16. Teknisyan says:

    the screen looks cramp at masyadong maliit… pero maganda ang specs nya… looks like a “game and watch”.

  17. Ryan Ang says:

    I have to agree that the Moto Flipout might be the best one in this category.. If nokia managed to make it thinner and screen larger 320×320 (with touchscreen), then it might be a winner. I could’ve gotten one

  18. karissa says:

    i still like the motorola flipout
    i just hope i-release nila dito sa pinas :(

  19. Nunz says:

    I like the pink one!!!..luv it!!!

  20. AC says:

    When will this be released in the Philippines?

  21. MyMaria says:

    so yeah, same question.. when will this be available locally? hopefully within the next month ba?

  22. Katrina says:

    Is this available already in the Philippines? If so, how much? Thank you! :)

  23. Lane Damiles says:

    I’m lucky to touch one… I love the Design… it’s candy like compact thing in your palm… the interface is really fast… SMS, MMS, E-Mail? Make my day! this unit is built for replyin’ or sending lotsa messages and it’s fun using it… fast action pic? theres the 5.0 Megapixel camera… it’s not carl zeis or something.. but it’s A-Ok for standard camera users.. then here comes the Net! yeah baby! it’s WiFi! .. and finally… the Music!!! the external audio is Soft and Clear… just adjust a little with the built in Digital Equalizer.. then turn on the Wide Option.. then there you go! easy listening for everyone ;) … I will definitely grab one of this…

  24. pam says:

    where can this be bought? is it available here? pleeeaaasssee! i want one! haha. thanks :)

  25. Lim says:

    Is this phone avail for video call?

  26. Andrea says:

    Is this available here ?? Where can i buy it ??

  27. Fortune Arabia says:

    Ever since i saw one from on line in facebook. I almost went insane..searching for this phone in the phils.. is this not available yet?

  28. mine says:

    can we use this x5 for chatting sa facebook nd watchng ng videos s youtube? i cant find it here in manila? where in manila sya meron?

  29. nadine says:

    gusto ko neto =( Kaso ang tagal tagal naman maging available.

  30. nica says:

    Sang mall meron neto ? available na ba tong x5 ?

  31. sydfre says:

    meron ako nang x5 kulay blue pero hindi dito nabili sa pinas. pwede syang pang facebook at youtube at 200+ ang kanyang phone memory.

  32. sydfre says:

    i mean 200+mb ang phone memory.

  33. sydfre says:

    features nito ay merong wifi tpos 3rd edition ang software good for java application and games. kaso nga lng parang limited edition ang phone na2 kya pg nasira hirap hanapan ng spare parts. take good care na lng pra wlang prob.wla nga pala 2ng video call pro astig ang ibang features nya.

  34. sydfre says:

    compare 2 nokia c3 x5 is the better one. the features of this phone was so cool i knew it cause i had this phone. this is not yet available here in philippines.

  35. Where can i bought it?. I really really want x5-01 ! Luv It !.

  36. jc says:

    please help where can i buy the flip leather case of nokia x5-01

  37. ozz rodriguez says:

    omyyy!!!ang ganda !! grabbeee!!
    i want that!!
    on when can i have that kind of phone??
    hahahahaha
    ILOVEX5-01:—–nokia!!!haahahahahhahaha

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