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A few weeks ago, David asked if I would like to play with a couple Nokia XpressMusic phones for review. Being somewhat a gadget junky, I take up the offer without any hesitation. He assured me that these stuff come in fantastic “review” package that will impress anyone.

Instead of a paper bag or cardboard box with phones inside, what I received was this mysterious looking briefcase with a very subtle Nokia logo on it. I thought it look more like those used by drug dealers carrying huge amount of cash instead, certainly makes me look a lot more cool than (I already am) if I were to carry this thing and walk around 1-U or something.

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the mysterious briefcase

Inside the briefcase were two pretty cool looking phones, the Nokia 5610 and 5310 in slide and candy bar format. A set of very impressive Panasonic headphones, an Altec Lansing inMotion portable speaker, and the very neat JBL portable sound station for 5310 were included.

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the impressive package design containing the two XpressMusic phones

The package looks great and all, but I was still very skeptical. I mean, what good are these tiny speakers compared with a traditional hifi system or even a boombox? And then I boot up the phones and hook it up to the speakers.

The very small Altec Lansing was actually very impressive, it doesn’t even come with battery and only draws power from the phones yet still able to produce very quality sound to reasonable volume. I can totally see this as a very compact solution for going to picnic or even listening to music in a hotel room when you’re travelling, a very portable solution. In fact, I would buy this now if I know where to find it! (I’ve searched the website to no avail, maybe I should tell David the dog ate it)

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Nokia 5610 and Nokia 5310

The sleek 5310 and the JBL portable sound station combination is just perfect for someone who wants an uncomplicated phone with great music ability. Put the phone on the station and it instantly become both a charger and an impressive boombox solution, and I assume, a very good alarm clock that will surely wake you up in this morning. The station can be made portable by using AA batteries too. This baby can go pretty loud as well.

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I love the 5310’s JBL Portable sound station

I shall not need to repeat the specs of these phones as you can easily find here: Nokia 5610, Nokia 5310. Both are Series40 phones that has a camera, cool design, and very great music functionality. I think they are reasonably priced too, my ex-colleague just bought the 5310 a month ago and is very happy about his phone, kept showing it off (especially to impress girls)

Discuss : KY plays with Nokia XpressMusic Phones

  1. Man with a suit case like that you could actually say to people.

    “My name is Y. Ky.”

    And look at the jbl speakers. Tsk. Now thats a piece of work.

  2. Awesome stuff to review.. 😉

  3. You sooong lor, got so many gadgets to play with.

  4. wombok, Mama Bok,
    yeah, real nice!

    hahaha, yah, quite soong. 😛

  5. I can hear the music u played with that tiny speaker in the living room! I like it too… i know the answer is no but i’m gonna try again! KY, can i share one of the phones?! plsssss… =)

  6. Once upon a time, the vernacular word for these briefcases in Malaysia was “James Bond Bag”.

  7. Wow… you own these 2 hp?
    *envy* *envy*
    Cool briefcase!

    You have a great blog here. Will be back again.. 😉

  8. Rachel,
    nice try. hehehe

    James is a bad ass

    I don’t own them, just for reviewing and play play a bit lo

  9. haha reminds me of the briefcase at the end of AVPII …..ahahaha no gun huh? Darn…

  10. wow…after review that, u own the hp?

  11. teckiee,
    hahaha, no guns.

    Jackson Kah,
    I wish! have to return lah. 😀

  12. hey ky, thanks for coming over to my blog..
    Ceh wahhhh That is one bewwwttiful phone.. cool review too. 🙂

  13. Aronil,
    you’re welcome. 😀

  14. I actually love Nokia phone and would love to have this one. But everyone is like getting Sony Ericsson these days.

  15. hcfoo,
    I was using Sony Ericsson too, but switched back to Nokia lately. One thing I like is that Nokia is starting to switch back to standard connectors like audio jack, USB, and simple charger.

  16. Look at that 5310 with the JBL sound station!
    I first fooled around with the phone in Nokia shop The Gardens, and was fairly impressed. Now that I see it with the JBL thingamagick, tak boleh tahan anymore!

    *must… resist… temptation… protect… wallet…

  17. Joshua Chin

    hey KY, noticed you said you waould like to get the altec Lansing speaker… you could get it from me, i work at computerwar ss2 but its a special order item…
    u could give me an email with your contact number and i can contact you about it

  18. Joshua,
    I go to your store SO BLARDY often! In fact I was there just 2 days ago. I will find you next time!

  19. davidlian

    Oooh…that’s where you told me you found the Altec Lansings…. lol Eh, can let me know the price once you’ve got it?

  20. davidlian,
    Not really, I saw it on

  21. XpressMusic


    Question to David Lian,

    Where did you bought the Nokia XpressMusic special edition briefcase? and for how much?

    I’ve been looking on this for ages.


    P.S Interested in exchanging links? just tell me.

  22. XpressMusic

    BTW, i linked your pictures to my blog post.

    Thanks again.

  23. XpressMusic

    Sorry, I was in a hurry..

    I mean..the Xpressmusic pictures that you’ve posted here.

    That the cause of too much BOOZE! 😉

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  25. Walau… cool man…

  26. The phones are awesome man …i like both phone it was so cool btw …i heard Nokia will be having 2 new XpressMusic phones later this year ..could u do another review then ?? Cant wait

  27. XpressMusic,

    Yeah it’s nice. 😀

    Ah Hon,
    Yeap I think there’re new models of XpressMusic coming up there should be one that supports N-Gage games!

  28. Gianluca Castoldi

    Esta demasiao bakn, yo kiero el 5610 XpressMusic, en Entel PCS, ta un poco karo, pero es muy bakn y no voy a dejar pasar la oportunidad de tenerlo, pues el que tengo es el Motorola K1, medio roto y viejo (de 2 aos). Regalado por mi pap, gracias papi, pero esta viejo y no sirve de mucho.

  29. Gianluca Castoldi

    Todos los ExpressMusic son los mejores, bueno, eso encuentro yo

  30. Gianluca,
    Err.. I think we’re on different languages here.. :/

  31. It’s 2015 and I still can’t find this anywhere to buy. I’m not to crazy about phones and I don’t need an Android. I owned Nokia 5310 for years but then he turned off because the battery was empty and I just couldn’t turn it on again, not even with the new battery. I was looking to buy that phone again but this is actually what I want. Is is possible that I can buy this any where? I’ll take it even if it’s used 🙂

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