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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic accounts for 20% of all touchscreen phones sold in Q1

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic accounts for 20% of all touchscreen phones sold in Q1
Hey, we knew that the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was big with customers in spite of the reported issues, but its sales surpassed even our expectations. It now seems that the first S60 touchscreen phone accounts for about 20% of all touchscreen handsets sold during Q1 2009. And this is far from being off the record, we are talking official figures here coming from non other but Nokia’s CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo himself. This looks like a tremendous success, having in mind that this is Nokia’s first attempt in the world of smart, touch-sensitive devices. Still, we just need to say that the manufacturer is smart enough to offer the 5800 XpressMusic at affordable price, allowing users to have a stylish and fully-functional touchscreen smartphone without breaking the bank. Congratulations, Nokia! We are sure that at Nokia hope the upcoming N97 even doubles the 5800 XpressMusic sales! Actually, we highly doubt that, but let’s not give credit where credit is due.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Specifications | Review

source: Nokia via AllAboutSymbian

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Surprising, yet not surprising. Pretty remarkable, seeing how there are a lot of competitors in the touchscreen market (and there are only more to come), and that this is Nokia's first touchscreen phone. I am excited to see their N97! That is going to be a rad phone!

posted on 24 Apr 2009, 13:23

2. wifidude (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Apr 2009)


I agree with you in two things: (1) Fanboys DO suck. (2) The N97 totally gnarly dude.

posted on 24 Apr 2009, 13:59

3. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Haha! :)

posted on 24 Apr 2009, 14:21

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i agree fanboys do suck

posted on 24 Apr 2009, 15:45

5. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


vzw is all MAN..

posted on 24 Apr 2009, 16:02

6. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


I wonder how many of of the 5800 owners regret buying this phone? I personally haven't had the chance to mess with it, but my main man Noah, over at Phone(woof), just reviewed the phone, and buy the way he sounded, was totally disappointed-with the UI and build quality; maybe that's why the next set are coming with capacitive screens, because Noah said he was perplexed by the action of the resistive; he described it between a normal resistive and the Storm's 'Sure Press'

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