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Nokia’s newest phone is a throwback to the T9 era with wireless earphone charging slots


Earlier this week, Nokia launched a new feature phone, with numbered buttons and a new feature: slots on the back cover to charge a pair of true wireless headphones, which come with the handset. It should come as no surprise that the phone focuses on audio, as it’s a sequel to a music-focused Nokia phone released 15 years ago.

Wireless headphone slots aside, the new Nokia 5710 XpressAudio looks a lot like the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic, a phone launched in 2007 that we found to be a “pretty decent music phone” that wasn’t quite up to par. height of Sony Ericsson walkmans. which dominated music-centric phones of the time. The Nokia 5700 had its own thing: the bottom half rotated 180 degrees to allow users to switch between the T9 keypad and a face full of audio control buttons.

The new Nokia 5710 doesn’t rotate, but it does have media control buttons on the top right and oversized volume buttons on the top left. Although its specs don’t match modern smartphones – it has a 2.4-inch Quad VGA display, 128MB of internal storage expandable to 32GB via MicroSD, and 48MB of RAM – it has a tuner Internal FM and MP3 player. Someone looking for basic phone features might find the music-oriented Nokia 5710 the perfect device they didn’t expect to find in 2022.

Nokia did not immediately respond to a request for comment on pricing or availability.

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