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Nokia 5510 Mobile Phone + More
Date 9th September 2002
Author Kieran "FreeFrag" Murphy
Manufacturer Nokia


I bought a Nokia 5510 from Dick Smith on Saturday, for $198. I spent the extra $29.95 on an extra 2 Years warranty, just in case. I thought that many people would have questions about what it actually does, so I'll try to answer the more asked questions in this review :)

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First of all, the size of it. It's a little bigger than my old 5110. Official dimensions from Nokias site list it as (LxWxT): 134 x 58 x 28 mm, which is only bigger by the 5110 by a matter of millimeters. Seriously, you can’t feel the difference in your pocket.

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Some of the basic stuff first. The Nokia 5510 is a normal mobile, only spun around 90 degrees.

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It has a full QWERTY keyboard which allows quick typing of SMS messages, if only with two thumbs ;) It has the normal “Navi-Key” (basically the Enter Key) and the Up/Down buttons.

Bottom edge:
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From the left, you have:
  • The connector for ADE-2 Audio Line in Cable. This stereo cable allows you to connect your Nokia 5510 to generic external audio system. Using this cable you can record music from your home stereo system, portable music player, or another 5510.
  • The connector for the DKE-2 connectivity cable for PC Connection. This USB cable allows you do connect your Nokia 5510 to a PC with USB port. It provides a fast (100kB a sec –Ed) and convenient way to download music from your PC to the Nokia 5510.
  • Radio Key (Starts the Radio, and puts you in the Radio “Control Panel”)
  • Music Player Key (Starts MP3s playing, and puts you in the MP3 “Control Panel”)
  • Volume Up Key
  • Volume Down Key

Left edge:
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From the left, you have:
  • Headphone Jack (the black one)
  • Power plug (for the charger)
  • Two contacts for what I would presume to be the Car Kit.
  • The microphone jack (Grey one)
  • the little hole at the end is the inbuilt Microphone (Thank goodness I read the manual, I thought that was the “Paperclip Reset” hole! :) )

Cables:
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Clockwise from left, from the Nokia 5510 at the top:
  • The short cable is the ADA-2 Cable. This has a 2.5mm stereo connector on one end, and a 3.5mm Stereo socket on the other. Basically, it lets you use “normal” headphones with the 5510.
  • Next is the ADE-2 Audio Cable. 2.5mm Stereo Plug on one end, 3.5mm Stereo plug on the other. Allows connection to other audio devices, or, in conjunction with the ADA-2 (above), another 5510.
  • At the very right is the DKE-2 Connectivity Cable; The USB Cable. Connects your 5510 with your computer.
  • Underneath it is the ACP-7 Standard Charger. “The charging time is approximately 3 hours 45 Minutes” – the Manual. (Specs on the Charger: Output is 3.7vdc, 355mA, 1.3VA)
I’m not going to go into the details of how the “phone” performs…talktime and the like. Most of the questions on the Forums have been concerned with the MP3 and Radio Functions, as well as the ability for the 5510 to function as a “USB Storage Device”. This review will be concerned mostly with those functions.


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