T-Mobile plays the Nokia 5130 Xpress Music

The 5130 offers a candy bar design and functional features. It is T-Mobile's fourth Xpress Music phone.

Nokia 5130 Xpress Music Nokia

Despite a gallery of available models, T-Mobile is the only U.S. carrier to offer Nokia Xpress Music phones. In 2006 we saw the Nokia 5300, last year it was the 5610 and 5310, and Wednesday brought us the Nokia 5130. Simple in both form and function, the 5130 offers a candy bar design and functional features.

The 2-inch display supports 256,000 colors and a 320x240 pixel resolution. The navigation array and keypad appear to be intuitively designed and we appreciate the 3.5 millimter headset jack and the dedicated music controls. Inside you'll find the Xpress Music MP3 player, support for T-Mobile's MyFaves service, messaging, a memory card slot, a 2-megapixel camera, an FM radio, a speakerphone, personal organizer options, voice commands, a voice recorder, Bluetooth, PC syncing, and USB mass storage.

The handset is a quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900; EDGE) world phone and it supports the Series 40 operating system. You can get the 5130 in either white/blue or red/back for $29.99 with a $20 mail-in rebate and a two-year service contract.

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