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Nokia launches the 'Tube' XpressMusic 5800

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Oct 2008 17:18 User comments (7)

Nokia launches the 'Tube' XpressMusic 5800 Although Nokia continues to struggle for market share in the US, sales overseas continue to grow and today the handset maker announced the launch of the Nokia XpressMusic 5800 , nicknamed "the Tube", in what should be their largest release of the year.
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 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.

According to the source the XpressMusic 5800 includes "quad-band GSM (regional variants will support different 3G standards), 802.11b/g, GPS, a forward-facing 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and 30 fps video recording as well as a second backward-facing camera. The screen measures in at 3.2" with a 640 x 360 resolution."

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7 user comments

12.10.2008 22:54

wayyyy too much laggggg

23.10.2008 0:09

A lot of demonstration videos of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

33.10.2008 3:22

Originally posted by Nissan101:
wayyyy too much laggggg

What are you on about?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Oct 2008 @ 3:24

43.10.2008 19:30

well it seems to me that it is too difficult to press things it looks like the model is pressing relatively hard to try to get the function to execute. And it takes sometime to load the next screen, but because i have not tried it yet, i will go see it and probably change my mind

54.10.2008 1:38

Maybe they wouldn't have so many troubles with market share in the US if they would stop releasing their low end crap and give us some decent phones that dont look like they came from the stone age

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Oct 2008 @ 1:38

65.10.2008 0:20

the best nokia that ive used was the 6265i for metro.. it can do everything !! and they discontinued it. so maybe thats a reason but alot of carriers don't wanna use them because u can do alot on them.

75.10.2008 3:25

I want one... how much and where do i get one in OZ???

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