Nokia XpressMusic 5320 Might Hit the US

The US might soon get a new Nokia Xpress Music handset, namely the nokia 5320 XpressMusic , as the phone was recently approved by the FCC. If Nokia indeed plans to release the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic in the States, it would be the second XpressMusic to be available this year for North American users, after the Nokia 5310 Xpressmusic series, which was launched by both T-Mobile in the US and Rogers in Canada.

Until now, Nokia announced the availability of Nokia 5320 Xpressmusic only for Europe and Latin America, hence North America is not yet in the Finnish company's plans when it comes to the new XpressMusic handset. Still, US users should expect the phone to get a release stateside too, especially since the FCC has approved the handset.

Presented by Nokia back in April, together with the weird-looking Nokia 5220 XpessMusic model, Nokia 5320 XpressMusic has two versions: an HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz one and an HSDPA 850 / 1900 MHz one. Obviously, the FCC approved the latter, as it's the only one that can work on the North American 3G networks.

Although not as slims as the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic (which measures only 9.9 millimeters in thickness), the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic is still a nice-looking and well-proportioned phone. At 108 x 46 x 15 millimeters (4.25 x 1.81 x 0.59 inches), the candybar brings the following features: dedicated XpressMusic keys, Music player (MP3, M4A, WMA and eAAC+ supported), stereo FM radio with RDS, a 3.5mm audio jack, a "Say and Play" application that enables users to simply say the name of a song out loud in order for it to be played, a 2 inch TTF display with 240 x 320 pixels and 16 million colors, Bluetooth 2.0, email and Web capabilities, a 2 Megapixel camera with flash, a secondary camera for video calls, a Symbian S60 UI and 140MB of built-in memory that can be expanded up to 8GB (at least a 512MB card should be included when you buy the handset).

If it is indeed to be released in the US, the nokia 5320 XpressMusic should have a retail price similar to the one from Europe (about $350).