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For a social butterfly on the move, it’s important to keep your friends close – and your mobile closer. The Nokia 5230 brings together all kinds of social networks, from Facebook to MySpace, allowing you to track conversations, updates and messages at a glance. At the heart of the 5230 is a generous 3.2-inch touchscreen and a finger-friendly interface that simplifies your social whirl.

Downloading S60 apps and games from the Ovi Store takes just seconds, while Ovi Maps 3.0 and built-in A-GPS can locate destinations (and even friends) with pin-point precision. The Nokia 5230 takes care of the soundtrack to your life, too, thanks a powerful media player, FM radio, Nokia Music Store and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It rounds off a colourful package (it comes in seven dazzling combos) with a Flash Lite browser, 2MP camera, accelerometer and a top quality stereo headset.

If you only do one thing

Keep your life at your fingertips with the Nokia 5230’s 3.2-inch super-sharp (640×360-pixel) touchscreen. Flick to the Contacts bar to browse thumbnail snaps of up to 20 friends, with one-touch access emails, phone calls, texts, photos and social network updates.


There’s no indigo or violet 5230 in Nokia’s range but it’s the nearest device yet to coming in a rainbow of colours. Here are some little-known facts about the rainbow:

In Norse mythology, a rainbow known as the Bifrost Bridge leads to the realm of Asgard, where the gods live.

On bright days, you can often see a fainter, second-order rainbow above the main arc. Using argon ion laser beams, rainbow-mad boffins have produced 200th-order rainbows in the lab.

The dark area between successive orders of rainbows is known as Alexander’s Band, after the second century philosopher Alexander of Aphrodisias.

Newton added orange and indigo to a rainbow’s traditional five colours so that it would match the seven notes in a musical scale. In fact, there are no distinct colours in a rainbow, just a continuously shifting spectrum.

Scientists have just succeeded in ‘trapping’ a rainbow in a tapered waveguide – potentially opening the door to high-power optical supercomputers.