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Nokia to replace 5800 handset with capacitive touch panel version

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 Apr 2009 19:21 User comments (5)

Nokia to replace 5800 handset with capacitive touch panel version According to sources at Taiwan handset component suppliers, Nokia is moving to replace the resistive touch panel used in the popular 5800 handset with a capacitive touch panel. The change is being made in order to compete more effectively with the products from Apple, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics on the market.
The initial orders from Nokia are enough for two million 5800 handsets, and shipments of the new version are expected to begin in May-June this year. Nokia's design and pricing strategy for the 5800 handset have been very successful, leading to sales of over three million units so far since the device was launched in November 2008.

Availability for the Nokia N97 handset is expected in the second quarter, while Nokia is also expected to roll out more models with capacitive touch panels, QWERTY keyboards and with ultra-thin designs during the third quarter.

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5 user comments

119.4.2009 19:49

Well I wished they brought some of these models to Canada...

219.4.2009 21:55
tosty
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i wish i could get this model in Nepal for a reasonable price.

327.4.2009 8:17
zorb43
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I only wish that this model was available on Pitcairn Island ... :)

418.5.2010 1:38
Trailers for Sale
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518.5.2010 5:56

Eh...it is just a Symbian phone...and not even a good one...you can get better Android phones in Canada & Nepal, but I am not sure about a few small islands in the middle of an ocean...I figured that you would be included in the UK promotions, but I guess not.

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