Budget Nokia 'one of the cheapest around'

1 October 2009 — 5:00 PM

The 5530 follows the 5800 XpressMusic

A new article has looked at a touchscreen music-focused device that those recycling mobile phones may be glad to learn is particularly cheap.

In a piece for Cnet this week, Frank Lewis looked at the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and suggested it could act as a budget alternative to its 5800 older brother or even the Apple iPhone 3G S.

However, he warned the low-cost handset is missing features like GPS and 3G adding that it also lacks the polish some of its more expensive rivals are able to boast.

Despite this, Mr Lewis concluded that the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic "offers a good user experience for the money" and as one of the cheapest full touchscreen-enabled music phones out there may be tempting for some.

The phone can be purchased on pay-as-you-go for around £140 and is also available on £15 monthly contracts.

Nokia's 5800 XpressMusic was one of the first to come with the manufacturer's Comes With Music option.

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