Wednesday, February 13, 2008

NOKIA 3230

The Nokia 3230 imaging phone features advanced messaging capabilities and the ability to capture and play back video. In addition to MMS, e-mail, instant messaging (IM), and Bluetooth, the device features Word and PowerPoint viewers and hot-swappable RS-MMC. The Nokia 3230 phone is suited to both business and mobile lifestyle applications.

What's New

Get creative with the Nokia 3230 smartphone. Edit your raw video clips into slick, customized “muvees” complete with soundtrack, using the pre-installed software; then share your masterpieces with your friends. Create your own ringing tones, print your mobile images, play multiplayer games over a wireless Bluetooth™ connection, and browse HTML and xHTML Web pages. Plus, with a 32 MB RS-MMC and expandable memory, you’ll have lots of space to be creative.
Key Features
1.3 megapixel camera (effective resolution 1.23 megapixels for image capture)
Customize your muvees with Movie Director
xHTML browser for real Web browsing
65,536-color screen
Push to Talk with dedicated key
Expandable memory (32 MB RS-MMC included)
New multiplayer games over Bluetooth™ wireless technology
Instant messaging with Presence contacts
Multimedia messaging
Customizable color themes

Full Specifications

Tri-Band Operation
Tri-band coverage on up to five continents (EGSM900/GSM1800/1900)
Automatic switching between bands

Still imaging
1.3 megapixel camera sensor, effective resolution 1.23 megapixels for image capture (image size 1280 x 960 pixels)
Image capture: JPEG (16.7 million/24-bit color)
Displayed formats: JPEG, GIF87a/89a, EXIF, WBMP, BMP, MBM, PNG

Capture video clips up to one hour with 32 MB RS-MMC
Resolution of videos: Q-CIF (176 x 144 Pixel)
Video capture: H.263 (16.7 million/24-bit color)

Video Editing
Edit your own video clips on your Nokia 3230 smartphone
Cut your clips, add special effects such as slow motion, and combine them using video editing with Muvee Styles to create your own minimovie up to 10 minutes long
Add text, music, frames and still pictures
Save your creation on your phone and share it by sending your masterpiece as a multimedia message

Kodak Mobile Service
Share and print your megapixel mobile images with Kodak Mobile Service
Upload images over a network connection to the Kodak Web site and then have prints delivered to your address
Print the pictures instantly using Bluetooth™ wireless technology at any Kodak Kiosk at Nokia retail locations

Visual Radio
Listen to music and interact with your favorite radio stations
Find out what song is playing, who sings it, and other artist information
Enter contests and answer surveys, vote for your favorite songs
Download the songs you buy direct to your phone
Find out more at
Exclusive new motion-enhanced game: Agent V™
Multiplayer games: Rally Pro Contest™
Plus WarriorQuest™
Multimedia messaging: MMS 1.2 for creating, receiving, editing, and sending videos and pictures with AMR voice clips-Text messaging: Supports concatenated SMS; picture messaging; SMS distribution list
Predictive text input: Support for all major languages in Europe and Asia-Pacific

Instant messaging
Presence-enhanced contacts

Music Player
Play MP3s in your phone via the head-set or the build in speaker

USB with Pop-Port™
Local synchronization of picture gallery, contacts and calendar to PC using PC Suite
Remote over-the-air synchronization with SyncML
Send and receive images, video clips, graphics and business cards

xHTML browser lets you view “real” HTML and xHTML Web pages on your phone
Browsing over TCP/IP
Smart content download – OMA DRM 1.0
OTA provisioning
Mobile wallet for online transactions and storing your confidential information such as credit card numbers, user names, and passwords

Data Transfer
EGPRS multislot class 5, up to 177.6 kbps
GPRS multislot class 10, up to 80 kbps

Bluetooth™ Wireless Technology
Talk handsfree with a wireless Bluetooth™ headset enhancement
Play wireless multiplayer games over a Bluetooth™ connection
Synchronize your phone and PC over a local Bluetooth™ wireless connection

Call Management
Push to Talk over cellular network via dedicated key

Java™ Applications
Java™ MIDP 2.0
Downloadable applications including news clients and travel guides

Voice Features
Voice dialing
Voice commands
Voice recorder
Integrated handsfree speaker

Digital Services
Graphics, icons, animations, logos
Games: Possibility to download new games
Ringing, alert, and gaming tones: MP3, MIDI with support for up to 48 polyphonic sounds
Themes: Possibility to download new themes including animated wallpapers, animated screensavers, color schemes, and ringing tones

Sales Package Contents
Nokia 3230 phone
Nokia Battery BL-5B, Li-Ion 760 mAh
Nokia Standard Charger ACP-7 (Nokia Travel Charger ACP-12 in selected countries)
Nokia Headset HDS-3
Nokia 32 MB Reduced-sized MultiMedia Card (RS-MMC)
User Guide

Power Management
Battery Capacity Talk time Stand-by
BL-5B 760 mAh Up to 4 hours Up to 100 – 150 hours

Variation in operation times will occur depending on SIM card, network settings and usage. Talk time is increased by up to 30% if half rate is active and reduced by 5% if enhanced full rate is active.

There is a printing error in the initial batch of the Nokia 3230 user guide on the phone's standby time and talktime. The correct talktime for the phone is 'Up to 2-4 hours' and the standby time should be 'Up to 100-150 hours'.

Nokia 3230 Technical Specs
Operating System:
Symbian OS v7.0s

Developer Platform:
S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 1

Java Technology:
Nokia UI API

JSR 82 Bluetooth API (No OBEX)

MIDP 2.0

JSR 135 Mobile Media API

CLDC 1.0

JSR 120 Wireless Messaging API


WAP 2.0




UAProf Link:
Profile 1

Digital Rights Management:
OMA DRM Forward Lock

Delivery Method:

WAP Download

Sound Formats:
True Tones (WB-AMR)





MIDI Tones (poly 48)


GSM 1900

GSM 1800

GSM 900

Regional Availability:




Primary Screen Display:
Resolution: 176 x 208

Color Depth: 16 bit

Physical Descriptions:
Dimensions: 109 x 49 x 19 mm

Weight: 110 g


Unlimited Heap size

Shared Memory for Storage: 6 MB

Unlimited Jar size

Keypad Descriptions:
Grid Key Mat

5-way Scrolling

2 Labeled Soft Keys

Video Support:
3GPP formats (H.263)



Network Data Support:
EGPRS (dl only)




PC Connectivity:



Extra Features:

SMTP email


IMAP4 email


RealOne player

Instant Messaging

POP3 email

Handsfree Speaker


Stereo FM Radio

Word/PowerPoint Viewer

1.3 megapixel camera w/ 6x digital zoom

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