Nokia speakers: a small fashion statement

The latest attempt to make phones sound good.

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Undeterred by iPhone mania, Nokia continues to chug along with its own music phone efforts and has just come out with a new portable speaker device for its Xpress handset. That's a good thing, considering some of the unfortunate alternatives we've seen out there for other phone speakers.

Rather than something that looks like a genetic experiment gone awry, Nokia's MD-6 "Pocket Speakers" take on a sleek form that looks something like a cigarette lighter as seen on Krunker.com. Following that theme, it has a hinged top that opens to reveal both speakers at one end of its 4.8-inch-long case.

At this size it won't be breaking any eardrums, but it won't take up nearly as much room as other portable speaker sets either, such as a clamshell version we cited recently. The last thing we need is a speaker accessory that's as big as the handset itself.

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