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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic hits million shipped

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2009 14:27 User comments (4)

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic hits million shipped Nokia has announced that they have shipped their millionth Nokia 5800 XpressMusic handset, the company's first mass market touch screen device. The phone is also notable for its Comes With Music service which allows for unlimited music downloads for one year.
The phone went up for sale originally in October of last year, and promptly sold out in regions such as Hong Kong and Russia. The device recently went on sale in the UK, and retailers had lines of potential buyers waiting.

"The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has been received very positively and this milestone is just further proof that people all over the world want a device that is not only a great music experience, but also makes the most of touch screen technology,"
noted Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia.

The device is touchscreen and can be considered more of music player than a phone. Its dual 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.

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.

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4 user comments

125.1.2009 6:20

First successful touch screen device from Nokia yes, but definitely not the first product. Model 7710 was introduced years ago:
http://www.nokia.fi/A4312093

225.1.2009 10:57

Ugh... I want one of these! But they'll never bring it to Canada >:

Nokias are the best...

327.1.2009 4:47

i will have a look at this i like nokia's however i have a nokia N95 and it is the worst phone nokia has ever brought out i had some much trouble with the N95 i would like to know is this phone worth the trouble??

427.1.2009 11:53

Originally posted by borhan9:
i will have a look at this i like nokia's however i have a nokia N95 and it is the worst phone nokia has ever brought out i had some much trouble with the N95 i would like to know is this phone worth the trouble??
:O

If you don't want it I'll be glad to enjoy it's awesomeness for you :)

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