T-Mobile named U.S. carrier for Nokia 5300 XpressMusic

Available Feb. 28.

Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone

Originally announced back in September, the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone was only available Stateside if you bought an unlocked version for well over $300. T-Mobile is going to announce Wednesday at 3GSM that starting February 28, the carrier will sell it for $99 and a two-year contract.

It's a good price for a phone that CNET Reviews was pretty impressed by: it's a GSM/GPRS/EDGE slider phone with Bluetooth support, has a 1 GB SD card slot, 1.3-megapixel camera, standard 2.5-millimeter headset jack and an adapter for the headphones of your choice. That way you can still wear white earbuds if you need to blend in among the iPod-toting masses.

Yahoo Music is the official partner for downloads to the XpressMusic phone, and T-Mobile is offering three free downloads upon sign-up.

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