Nokia think it's hip to be square with the X5
Difficult to know where to start with this. Nokia execs recently acknowledged that the internet had transformed the telecommunications industry. All the major manufacturers cite the need for handsets and an infrastructure that can better manage rich content. The real growth in handsets is currently smartphones with a touchscreen interface that ties all the functionality together, and it's not unreasonable to suggest that mobile applications are enhancing the consumer experience even further, across all handsets.
So. The latest handset to be released by Nokia has a tiny screen, seemingly no internet access, no touchscreen, and seemingly no sign of integration with the Ovi Store for users to download apps. It's the Nokia X5 and it seems to be as much use as a thatched hen.
That said, it's aimed at the teenage market and will launch in Indonesia first. Presumbably it's still 1993 in that part of the world, judging by the promo video. Rubbish. It reminds use of the arse-achingly pointless Nokia 7600.