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Nokia 3230

Nokia 3230
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GSM 900/1800/1900
Availability by country Announced 2004-11-02
Predecessor Nokia 3660
Successor Nokia 3250
Form factor Candybar
Operating system Symbian OS 7.0s Series 60 2.1
CPU 32-bit RISC CPU based on ARM-9 series, 123 MHz
Removable storage RS-MMC (32 MB included)
Battery BL-5B Lithium Ion, 760 mAh
Data inputs Keypad
Display 16 bit, 176 x 208 pixels
Rear camera 1.23 Mp
Connectivity Bluetooth, IrDA

The Nokia 3230[1] is a Symbian Series 60 smartphone announced on November 2, 2004. It was billed as the first Series 60 phone aimed at the mass-market rather than the higher-end Series 60 devices.

It runs on Series 60 2nd Edition Feature Pack 1 (Version 2.1), based on Symbian OS 7.0s. It features several games (including multiplayer Bluetooth games), a 1.23-megapixel camera, Nokia Lifeblog, a 32 MB RS-MMC to store extra images and applications, Push to Talk, a 176×208 pixel 65,536-colour screen, multimedia messaging, and RealPlayer.

The Nokia 3230 is one of the first with Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC), a walkie-talkie style method of communicating, and also Visual Radio, which enhances a normal radio receiver with extra info about artists and songs delivered over GPRS.

For data transfer, the phone can use EDGE to upload up to 35.2 kbit/s and download up to 178.6 kbit/s, and is a GPRS multislot class 10, up to 80 kbit/s.

Known issues

It has been frequently reported that fine dust get into the space between the LCD screen and the transparent plastic cover. The dust can be manually removed by opening the plastic case.[2]

In common with many phones of this type, the battery life is not as much as you would expect on older models of phones. Less than 2 days is typical whereas older 'mono screen' phones can often manage a week between recharging.

Other users have reported slow response times for the camera, sudden screen blackouts and random reboots.


  1. ^ "3230 smartphone". Nokia. 
  2. ^ "Dust in 3230 Solved". all about symbian forums. 
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