Nokia outs three new phones – 5530 XpressMusic, E72 and 3710

Nokia has pulled the covers off three new phones at its Connection event in Singapore, offering something for business types, music heads and penny wa

GSM Arena has got the skinny on the new handsets and the 5530 XpressMusic leads the way with a full 2.9-inch touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and a more compact body to its predecessor, the 5800 XpressMusic.

However, while it keeps the 3.5 inch jack, stereo speakers and Wi-fi capabilities of the 5800, the company's third S60 5th edition handset has dropped both the GPS and HSDPA support to help keep the price down, but has picked up Edge to help soften the blow.

Next up is the E71's successor, the business-friendly E72. Although it packs the same full QWERTY keypad, 2.4-inch screen and S60 3rd edition UI, the E72 goes a few steps further than its sibling, stepping up to a 5 megapixel camera, upgraded UMTS support and introducing faster HSDPA up to 10Mbps.

The best bit is that despite the added specs, it's managed to keep the skinny 10mm shell of the E71, which we reckon might just make it the slimmest 5MP camera phone on the market.

Elsewhere on the spec sheet  you'll find the familiar line up of Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio, GPS and 3.5mm jack as well.

Last up is the Nokia 3710 fold, an addition to the lesser spotted Nokia line-up of clamshell phones. Boasting a revamped Nokia S40 UI, the 3710 will also feature a 2.2-inch display, 3 megapixel auto focus camera, stereo Bluetooth and Edge support. It will also come with a GPS receiver and pack Nokia Maps as well.

All three phones will be expandable via microSD cards, and will come in a range of colours to choose from. You can expect the 5530 and E72 sometime in Q3, while the 3710 fold will start shipping in Q4. Prices for the trio are expected to be around 199 euro (around £168), 350 euro (£298) and 140 euro (£118) respectively.

We'll be sure to bring you full reviews on all three as soon as we get our hands on them, but in the meantime be sure to check out our hands on video and full review of Nokia's N97.