handsets expected to be officially launched during the Mobile World Congress have already been priced up thanks to Expansys who's always one step ahead it seems. The first one is the Nokia XpressMusic which is a slim-line candy bar handset with 3G connectivity.
The XpressMusic 5630 is only 12mm thick, has a 2.2in 240x320 display, 10.2Mbit HSDPA, 2Mbit HSUPA, WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, a 3.2Megapixel camera, a front mounted camera for video calls, FM radio, 60MB of built in memory, support for microSD cards, a 3,5mm AV jack and a micro USB port. It will be available in black with red, blue and grey highlights and Expansys have all three models listed for £199.99 inc VAT (€239.99/$274.99).
The recently announced Samsung Tocco Ultra S8300 has also been priced up and it will retail for £389.99 inc VAT (€469.99/$524.99) which looks quite expensive at first, especially compared to the XpressMusic 5630, but its worth taking into consideration that Samsung as fitted the Tocco Ultra S8300 with a 2.8in 240x400 touch screen display, an 8Megapixel camera and AGPS, although it lacks WiFi.
Both handsets are up for pre-order and there's no confirmed availability date for either handset.
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