Maybe this is a start of a new trend. Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini appeared recently with a tiny squre-shaped footprint. Now, Nokia has announced their own mini version called the X5-01. With only a 2.36″ QVGA (320×240) non-touschscreen LCD and using the tried and proven Symbian S60 3rd edition OS, this doesn’t sound so exciting.
But this is not just a smaller mobile phone with a smaller LCD like the XPERIA X10. Nokia X5-01 actually comes fully equiped with a slide-out 4-row qwerty keyboard which really differentiates itself from the upcoming crowd. (pictured below)
Some of its other highlights are the impressive battery life of up to 16 days standby or 24 hours of music playback on a single charge. It also has some interesting accelerometer-based gesture support where you can spin the X5 around to go to the next song track or shake the phone to display any unread messages.
Nokia X5-01 will be available in variety of colors and it will launch in Indonesia around Q3 this year for around 165 euros before taxes and subsidies.