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Nokia 5800 Xpress Music – now official

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Nokia 5800 Xpress Music – now official
Anybody surprised? As it was expected, the 5800 Xpress Music is now officially announced by Nokia. This is the first phone to feature a touchscreen while running on a Symbian S60 operating system. This is the new S60 5th Edition, which was also announced today. Rumors confirm and the 5800 Xpress Music will be a mid-level phone, priced at about $390 (EUR 280) unlocked with a 8GB card. Features include 3.2-inch 640x360 pixels display (good one Nokia!), 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3.5mm jack. It will be available before the end of the year in either black, red or blue. There will be three versions: with North American HSDPA, with European HSDPA and GSM only.

source: Nokia via EngadgetMobile

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Nokia 5800 Xpress Music – now official

Nokia 5800 Xpress Music – now official
Nokia 5800 Xpress Music – now official
Nokia 5800 Xpress Music – now official

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. wow (unregistered)

$390 wow finally a reasonable price from nokia instead of 650 plus, I might just get this phone but symbian os is so boring looking

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 14:12

8. (unregistered)

symbian is not boring its the all only platform that u can get 100s of cool software totally free ,

posted on 04 Oct 2008, 12:32

26. (unregistered)

you know, besides windows and apple.

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 12:43

2. tauttvisss (unregistered)

woooooooooow!! so nice :O love it!!

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 12:52

3. (unregistered)

YEaaaaah!!! AT Last, i'm so exited, just have to wait 1-2 months and IT will be mine, only mine. Lol sry but i'm in the ayer atm

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 12:56

4. (unregistered)

"3.2-inch 640x360 pixels display (good one Nokia!), 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS" Specs sounds good for a "mid-level" phones, bye bye to my ipod touch :)

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 13:52

5. iamshawn (unregistered)

Dude, I am not trolling, but this sucker looks way too thick.

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 15:24

10. (unregistered)

im seeing what youre seeing, 15mm? that is kinda thick compared to all the new touch phones out there.

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 21:15

15. (unregistered)

being little more thick is ok to me than having a bad battery life, this thing has 1350ma battery which is very good

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 22:49

23. independent woman (unregistered)

Not as thick as the Tmobile G1...

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 14:02

6. girlygirl (unregistered)

$390 unlocked is a bit pricey for me. How much would this type of phone normally cost if one was to sign with a 2 yr contract w/ a provider like t-MOBILE OR at&t?

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 14:07

7. Bynum (unregistered)

Wow good question, I can't imagine it would cost more than the G1 phone. Anyone know how much?

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 14:42

9. (unregistered)

390 is cheap for being unlocked, and you cant buy it on contract.

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 13:40

21. yep (unregistered)

most unlocked phones are expensive look up touch diaomond,omina those phones are pushing like 600-700 dollars. this phone is a great deal.

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 17:51

11. (unregistered)

nokia is junk, get with the times.

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 17:59

12. (unregistered)

what do u mean buy Nokia is junk?

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 19:27

13. (unregistered)

im going to buy this phone and convert it to an android phone...yup thats what i'll do

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 20:25

14. (unregistered)

HOW CAN YOU DO THAT??? I wanna know cause Android OS looks just better...

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 21:20

16. (unregistered)

android is still in developing phase , has lot of bugs and compatibility issues , i wonder how many have actually used a g1 or have proper knowledge about their plat perform in a way symbian is solid and user friendly and softwares are free , if u know where to find ;) too bad many americans have no idea about that

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 06:50

18. Aaron99 (unregistered)

Then go visit some non-American site and shut the hell up if you have nothing else to say.

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 10:32

19. asq82 (unregistered)

Aaron99 ,looks like u are just a another fool who get pissed off when someone tells something important about G1

posted on 02 Oct 2008, 21:24

17. (unregistered)

This isnt the phone I saw in The Dark Knight? It was a different model?

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 11:09

20. (unregistered)

BORING! stop making boring phones Nokia! You're boring everyone! Stop boring everyone!

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 18:09

22. (unregistered)

i challenge u to a dual POW!

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 22:57

24. (unregistered)

You people don't read. This isn't the same old Symbian OS. But then again, I don't expect much from the non-American teenagers who frequently post here.

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 23:43

25. (unregistered)

not all are teenagers post here, there is considerable amount of mobile software developers who visit this site too, to have a idea what ppl think

posted on 05 Oct 2008, 14:10

27. no one in particular (unregistered)

Why does everyone think that this phone is meant to compete with the likes of iPhone or G1??? Nokia is not a one flavor cellphone maker, like Apple who has various MP3 players for different customers(Shuffle, Nano, Classic, and Touch); Nokia makes various Cellphones, Smartphones(Classic, XpressMusic, E-series, and N-series) to fit multiple customers needs. This phone is not Nokia's response to the iPhone or G1 or any other Touch based phone, this is Nokia's first stab at the Music Market which Apple dominates(in the U.S. for the most part; thus it's under Nokia's XpressMusic line up and not their Stronger N-Series Smartphones). The price announced is killer for one very cool reason... It includes a one year subscription to Nokia Music, which Nokia will launch in the U.S. first quarter 2009. With that subscription, you have unlimited song downloads that are DRM locked to your phone and PC, but yours to keep forever without giving them back like other services ask you to do. After that there is a la carte option subscription, which by my guess will be very competitive to other music services. And if that wasn't enough, everyone should read the specs that the new S60 5th edition OS has to offer(which had been under developing long before the touch crazed hit the U.S.). It not only offers improved copy and paste functionality(over the existing system on all S60 devices), but FULL Web Browser(with Flash Video support, which was already present in S60 3rd Edition FP2 devices) on a new High Resolution(640x360) 16:9 aspect Screen to name a few. And with all this said, this phone is still under Nokia's mid-range line up; which in the end makes you wonder just how much you're paying for an iPhone or G1 that claim to be High-End?

posted on 06 Oct 2008, 22:43

30. (unregistered)

very well said.

posted on 05 Oct 2008, 19:10

28. rogwong (unregistered)

fantastic nokia, can't wait to get my hand on the 5800 mx good one, pls keep coming

posted on 05 Oct 2008, 22:47

29. (unregistered)

i will buy this phone, and who doesn't want unlimited music downloads for one year , if u like iphone,LG or whatever this is slow than iphone, but looks got much flexible UI anyway better give a try cos $390 is not a very big deal for me :)

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