With the Nokia 7310 Supernova, a star is born (sorry, we couldn’t resist!). More than just a machine for chatting, the Supernova is a svelte social hub, a media celebrity and a fashion statement. Swappable Xpress-on covers smartly change the digital theme on your device, a mirrored 2-inch screen and elegant 12mm waistline allow it to fit in anywhere, while a host of user-friendly features (including hands-free voice dialing) keep you in touch with the important people in your life. Animated wallpapers, themes and a host of ringtones complete the personalisation process. Once you’re ready to play, pre-installed Yahoo! Go and My Nokia services offer real-time chat, or make the most of email, Nokia Xpress audio messaging, text and MMS. The Nokia 7310 Supernova can play tunes straight from a microSD memory card (it can stomach up to 4GB) or tune in to FM stations, even streaming them to stereo Bluetooth headphones. It can record and play video (even direct to a home TV), and rounds off the package with a two megapixel stills camera.
“Besides the standard Nokia own-brand browser, Opera is included too, and it’s an excellent alternative that works well even on the 7310’s GPRS/Edge data connections”
Phil Lattimore, Register Hardware
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Swap out wasabi green, candy pink or steel blue etched Xpress-on covers to match your outfit or just your mood. If you need to freshen up the Nokia 7310 Supernova’s digital wardrobe, you can also get 3D textured design covers in mushroom silver, plum jam, electric blue, yellow mellow and espresso brown.
Understanding a Supernova
- Supernovae didn’t get their name from being average, but here’s why they’re the best thing to happen in astronomy since Galileo sliced bread.
- Supernovae are basically stellar-sized nuclear explosions, occurring either when a star collapses in on itself or when it acquires enough outside material to ignite runway fusion.
- During a supernova, a star can emit as much light in a month as our sun will over its entire 10 billion year life cycle, out-shining an entire galaxy.
- In 2003, the SN 2003fg event was nicknamed the ‘Champagne Supernova’ after the Oasis song.
- In our own galaxy, the Milky Way, supernovae occur about once every fifty years – if one were to occur within about 3500 light years of the Earth, it could strip off our ozone layer, exposing the planet to deadly cosmic radiation.