Nokia 5310 XpressMusic Ups The Ante

‘Ello from London. Remember the 5310? Meet the 5310 XpressMusic. The middle child in the Xpress line now takes a candy bar form factor, which I like better than the slider. Encased in a sleek metallic black case with red or blue accents, the tri-band GSM 5310 takes it up a notch with a 2-inch QVGA screen, built-in FM stereo radio with RDS, a dedicated audio chip (DAC-33) for Hi-Fi audio and the beloved 3.5mm connector for the audiophiles. With a MicroSD slot you can store as many as 3,000 songs on your device. Stand-by time is slated for 12.5 days with up to five hours of talk time. The 5310 is super tiny weighing in at just 80 grams and only 9.9mm thick. Just like the 5300, you’ll find dedicated music keys, Bluetooth A2DP and support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A and WMA formats. The 2-megapixel camera takes 1600×1200 resolution JPEGs as well as QCIF video (177×144) on H.263 format. You even get a remote control with your new 5310. Look for it to drop Q4 for about $300. Details and hands on to come a bit later. Hit the jump for a few hands on photos.