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Nokia 5530: Top Ten Free Apps

Published by Mike Browne September 15, 2009

Nokia 5530: Top Ten Free Apps

Published by Mike Browne September 15, 2009

Nokia 5530: Top Ten Free Apps The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is an entry-level Symbian S60 5th Edition smartphone that takes many of its design cues from the Nokia 5800. As they use the same OS they can share many of the same apps. Find out what the Top Ten best free apps are for the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and download them for yourself…

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is a good all-round smartphone aimed at anyone looking for an entry-level touchscreen device. As it packs int he Symbian S60 5th Edition OS, it can easily take advantage of the latest apps an touchscreen utilities. Here we check out the top ten free apps for the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic.

Nokia Photo Browser

DOWNLOAD: Nokia Beta Labs

Nokia Photo Browser is unlike any other photo album app out there, as you can view images in a number of ways. It’s a neat little app that makes the most of your touchscreen, allowing you to tap on images and even zoom in on areas for a closer inspection. Check out out full review of Nokia Photo Browser.

Opera Mini Web Browser


If you’re looking for a smoother web experience then Opera Mini is a great place to start. We’ve not tried it out on the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic but this version works well on the Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97, which use the same Symbian S60 OS, so it should work fine.

Paint Pad

DOWNLOAD: Nokia Hong Kong

Paint Pad is a neat and simple tool and works very much in the same way as Microsoft Paint on the PC. You can import images taken on your Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and add a host of fun effects and artistic tricks. This may not be a serious app but it’s one that highlights the versatility of the Nokia 5530.

Check out our Nokia 5530 XpressMusic review



Fring is one of the more feature rich apps for the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic as it allows you to stay in touch with friends using your Nokia’s internet connection. It’ll allow you to integrate other apps, like Twitter, Facebook, Google Talk, and even and view them all from the same interface.


DOWNLOAD: PhoneTorch

One of the things we miss on a lot of newer Nokia handset is the inclusions of a torch. Nokia may have forgotten about adding this function to its devices but it seems a fondly remembered app. So, this third-party tool brings light to where there once wasn’t any. It uses the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Flash to maximum effect.



Make the most of music on your Nokia 5530 XpressMusic by hooking up with, a website that lets you stream audio for free. You can create playlists, choose music similar to artists you like – a greta way to discover new music – and generally enjoy music on the move. For many, until Spotify gets its own Nokia widget, which won’t be too long in coming, this will remain the best way to stream music over the internet.

Check out the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic tech spec

Google Maps

DOWNLOAD: Google Maps

Google Maps for Symbian devices is one of those services even the casual person about town needs. It mirrors the functionality of the desktop version, so you can search for a location and be given the best directions on how to get there. What’s more, you can even get the most recent information on where you’re going, making this indispensable.


DOWNLOAD: Nokia Ovi Store

With the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic sporting a 3.2-Megapixel camera and video capture, you’ll need this  amazing free app that lets you share live video direct from your Nokia N97. You can broadcast it straight to the web at the simple click of a button. Head over to our full Qik review for a more in-depth look.

Flight Info

DOWNLOAD: Nokia Ovi Store

This is a must for frequent flier. This self-explanatory app helps keep you bang up to date with flight information: just tap in your airline code and flight number and you’ll be instantly given terminal, departure and arrival details.

Pixelpipe for Share Online

DOWNLOAD: Nokia Ovi Store

Pixelpipe allows you to connect Nokia Share Online to almost 100 other social web services. In other words, it means you can upload your photos, videos and audio files to whichever photo service, blogging platform or social network you like: the likes of Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and WordPress are all supported.

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