Nokia Nuron In The Wild Video

The Nokia Nuron is shaping up to be a touchscreen delight with minimal monthly addition.  Having already grabbed images of the phone in the wild, it’s only right that we move on to the next step of phone leak evolution: the video.  Without further ado, we present the above and while it’s less than two minutes, it’s enough to get a glimpse at the phone’s touchscreen in all its resistive form.  While it’s likely this won’t be the phone of choice for the power user, our fortunate hands-on user expressed solid construction, a very responsive touchscreen and nary a software lag.  The worthy note here is that our lucky user went hands on with Ovi Navigation in the store and while it wasn’t a cross-country road trip test, he was sure to point out that it seemed well worth the price of admission.  The Nokia Nuron may be an underdog in the touchscreen game, overshadowed by its Android and Windows rivals but certainly not going down without a fight.

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  • http://twitter.com/phenomenon_7 Phenomenon

    Awww, the HD2 just stole all of the Nuron’s shine in that video.

    • Bdar

      LOL, I know right?

  • Deaconclgi

    Lol….only if you let it steal the shine… or it appears to be reminder that TMo is stepping up their smartphone selection and that the Nuron is capable on its own….or maybe I am reading too much between the lines :)

  • Deaconclgi

    I am surprised to see that the NON-FREE TeleNav is still preinstalled……. Well, choices are better to have eh?

  • Donkey

    Can’t wait to pick it up on the 24th. I know it is not the high end smart phone like Android based phones, but it has all the features I am looking for.

    • manus

      im gettin one too

  • abram

    Can you get Exchange (2007) work email on this? Im considering this but I dont want it if I cant get my work email on it.

    • tmoguy89

      yes, it actually looks realy nice and syncs very well. After playing with the HD2 for a couple hours im ready to give up my Nexus 1, ( huge android fan , thought i would never leave it) Ive already began setting up accounts for HD2′s and my clients are picking them up at launch date!

    • noImpressed

      I was reading that it does support Exchange Email… I am curious about syncing Outlook/Google calendar…

      • Deaconclgi

        Under specifications on the Nokia site it lists Exchange 2008 preinstalled.

      • oldguybob

        I have the Nokia 5800 which the Nuron is based on and I am able to sync Google contacts and calendar using the mail for exchange app.

    • abram

      thanks for the replies. I will definitely be picking this up on the 24th.

  • Cybersedan

    For where it’s positioned based on price point, I think it’s a decent phone… will work very well as an entry level touch-screen smartphone.

  • Deaconclgi

    Here is the link to the Nokia site for more information:

    http://www.nokiausa.com/find-products/phones/nokia-5230-nuron

  • bigc17

    The nuron is a good phonem, especially knowing that it’s not an actual smartphone. Multimedia and smartphoned are two of thebest selling phones now and I know this one will sell.

    • chase

      Dude, it is a smartphone. It runs Symbian.

    • Deaconclgi

      What makes you say it is not a smartphone?

  • zach

    here is a 10 miniute full review of the nokia nuron! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9kyXfCmCnk

  • TheDude

    Apple’s gonna sue cause the screen bounces back if it’s at the end of menu options when scrolling up or down

    • NokiaMan

      Nokia and Apple have been suing each other for months now

  • HD2 HOTNESS

    Doesn’t seem like a horrible phone. The problem is that the HD2 is getting so much attention that this phone isn’t getting any attention from most people. I myself am getting the HD2 but I’m sure there are plenty of people out there that will make good use of this phone. You can’t hate on it just because you have your sights on something else.

  • NokiaMan

    It truly baffles me when I go into a store and ask questions about the 5230 and get so many replies that T-Mobile is still waiting for a Nokia N-series smart phone. The reason you will probably never get one is so clear, you don’t even see the value in S60 in the Nuron. Apparently, if we charged $400 for this phone it would be a smart phone, but because it’s $180 it’s entry level. That’s nonsense! I’ve had blackberry, android, windows mobile, and an iPhone and this phone literally does every single thing I need it to do, with better signal and for less money.

    If you can’t wrap your mind around the fact that this is a full fledged smart phone you will never get N-series, so why bother asking for it?

    • cheap

      nokiaman, actually I’m kind of very glad they don’t think this is a full-fledged smartphone because now we can use the $10 web2go with it rather than the $25-35 “smartphone” web. That will allow some customers to be able to fully experience smartphones without having to pay the expensive data plans that are normally attached.

      • NokiaMan

        The cost Tmo (and all other carriers for that matter) charge for Smartphone data is obviously not 100% dependant on a device. Bring an unlocked iPhone, Nokia, or Blackberry to Tmo, add $10 web2go and it works just fine. Not throttled back, not locked down, not even unteatherable. The problem is the sales reps in the stores are often poorly versed in this type of knowledge, and it unfortunately affects underdogs like Nokia. It’s a shame really. TMobile needs to take a page out of Verizon’s book and do real training, not throw it’s reps under the bus and give them 5 days worth of web based trainings. What do I really except though from a company that bottom feeds on customers AND employees? As a walk in customer, I once had to explain in no fewer than 10 minutes to a market manager how to turn her cell phone because the only sales rep in the store was on the phone with customer care trying to get his own bill fixed.

    • Marc

      I went to a t-mo store in downtown boston last week, and asked them about the 5230 and the guy didn’t know anything about it.

  • mikeeeee

    if truphone offers a wifi calling app for it it’s worth a serious lookinto.

    • GreenRobot

      I’m a truphone user and I would be buing Nuron for this purpose in a heart beat if it only had wi-fi. It is my understanding that it does not which makes it useless as a truphone headset. I just got the new truphone anywhere sim card in addition to wi-fi truphone service so if Nuron had wi-fi it would really make a perfect travel phone – especially with free voice guided navigation with the new ovi maps. Lack of wi-fi is a deal killer for this purpose though.

  • BoomBoomBang

    Does the Nuron have threaded text?!

    • mark s,

      good question boomboom….thats what id like to know as well. i currently have a pearl 8120 and really like the threaded messages.

      • BoomBoomBang

        I really like having seperate conversations instead of them all in one folder thing whatever, like on a Sidekick. Ugh, I hate it.

    • bing bang

      Don’t think it does. Read this article about n97 (symbian 60 5th ed too)
      http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=284&p=2129

  • Donkey

    I used the phone for past 24 hours and i found the phone a bit cumbersome to use. For example, sending a SMS takes a few steps to create and send. Going through menus and checking e-mails take extra steps. Scrolling can be painful from time-to-time. But I am very pleased with 3G connection speed. I have been a BB user for past 3 yrs on EDGE, 3G seems blazing fast. Also can’t beat the $10 unlimited web VS $30 BB service.