updated 02:35 pm EDT, Fri May 9, 2008
Nokia 5310 at Rogers
Rogers Wireless has quietly launched the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic on its network, becoming the first North American carrier to pick up the device. The bar phone sits in the mid range of Nokia's media phones and includes a column of dedicated music controls as well as a media player that supports AAC, MP3, and WMA; an FM radio tuner is also onboard, as is a microSD slot that holds up to 4GB of storage.
The adaptation of the phone is otherwise true to the original 2-megapixel camera phone with the exception of Rogers' own Music Player, which is used to buy tracks from the carrier's direct-download music store. The phone is reportedly available today with blue trim and sells for $100 Canadian with a three-year plan or for $260 without the contract in place.