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Nokia now shipping 5800 XpressMusic

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Nov 2008 15:08 User comments (2)

Nokia now shipping 5800 XpressMusic Nokia has announced that the hotly anticipated 5800 XpressMusic phone will soon be available in Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland and other counrties globally. Separating the phone from previous XpressMusic models is a touch screen interface.
The 5800 launches alongside the release of Nokia's "Comes with Music" unlimited music download service and uses a Symbian S60 interface that Nokia has been demoing since last year.

The device is touchscreen and can be considered more of music player than a phone. Its dual stereo surround speakers face outwards and there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, two features not found on many phones. Also included are 81 MB of on-board memory and a large 8GB microSD card as well as a guitar pick stylus. Nokia says the speakers are the most powerful yet on a phone.

Music playback includes protected WMA, MP3, AAC and there is word that the phone can use Windows Media Player 11 as its on-board player.

"When it comes to music phones, people all over the world want a device that is a great music experience and still works really well as a mobile phone, without sacrificing features,"
said Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia. "The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic delivers on this and allows consumers to quickly and easily access and share the content that is most important to them with the people that are most important to them."

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2 user comments

128.11.2008 16:37

anyone know if this will be in Canada and which carrier will have it?

228.11.2008 19:57

Sounds great. Hope carriers don't cripple it like most phones. When are we consumers going to flex our power and refuse to buy phones that are limited in function? My girlfriend got a Samsung Rant and can't even use her mp3s as a ringtone! What century is this?? Sure you can buy mp3s from $print and use them but that's like buying a $ony cd player that only plays $ony cds. Lets join together and demand value for our money! Start by returning your Rant, Lg Chocolate, Razr, or any phone that is crippled to squeeze every penny out of you.

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