Posts Tagged ‘XpressMusic’
Remember the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone that we talked about a while back. That very same touchscreen phone has been reviewed with bunch of videos on various features of the phone by MobileBurn. The author had initially panned the phone based on his earlier encounter with it. However, once he got his hands on it and was able to play with it, he changed his mind and now thinks that this phone is a great phone and is going to do very well. You can view one of the videos below. For others click the link above.
[via Engadget Mobile]
Nokia has made no secret that it will be launching several phones with touchscreen. Over the weekend, they confirmed that touchscreen N-series phone was in works and is expected to be announced by the end of the year and will be available in 2009, according to the Marketing Director of Nokia India, Kishore Devendra. Now that Nokia has launched the XpressMusic 5800 Tube, it was a matter of time that S60 software was adapted to other phones. Though it would be interesting to see if the N-series will feature the responsive touchscreen like the Blackberry Storm. I would expect Nokia to put in other bells-and-whistles to their flagship N-series phone.
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Given that Nokia has said that the 5800 XpressMusic, aka, the Tube, will not launch until 2009, what are we to do? Well, lucky for us, Mobile Review, a Russian site, has manage to get their hands on this little puppy and they took it out for a ride. They have done an in-depth review of the phone and covered everything from the packaging to the touchscreen and the media player, from software to the camera. Along the way, they took several shots to keep us happy and wanting to get our hands on the phone ourselves.
Nokia today announced the launch of the eargerly awaited XpressMusic 5800, aka the Tube, its first touchscreen phone. The XpressMusic phone will be integrated with the Nokia’s Comes with Music service and will operate the S60 5th edition interface with touch user interfaces and sensor recognition, which were also launched today. In addition to the specs that we already know of, the phone will also have two handy software features called the “Media Bar’ and the ‘Contacts Bar’. The Media Bar, as the name suggests provides easy access to all the media on the phone. The Contacts Bar provides ability to highlight four favorite contacts on their home-screen and, through a single touch, track a digital history of recent text messages, emails, phone logs, photos and blog updates.
The phone will be available worldwide beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008 (in October?) for an estimated retail price of 279 EUR before taxes and subsidies. No network tie-ups were announced.