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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic selling well

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Apr 2009 20:35 User comments (4)

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic selling well The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has become something of a sleeper hit since its release in November of last year, hitting the 2.5 million sold milestone for the first three months of the 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.

The sales data is from GC Capital's Tero Kuittinen which explains that Nokia was only expecting to sell 1 million of the phone but has handily beaten their conservative estimates.

Kuittinen adds that sales are being pushed thanks to the phone's decently low price as well as expansion into regions like Australia and Asia.

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4 user comments

116.4.2009 9:53

"considered more of music player than a phone"
I don't know as to what extent i agree with that statement. I have this phone, hell i got it on release day and so far its been really good, a little slow on getting the applications going for it and i have been disappointed by the desperate lack of games on it. The camera could have (should have) been a 5MP but i suppose Nokia shortchanged it on purpose to promote its upcoming N97. =[
As a phone however, its brilliant, and with the integrated GPS (which works flawlessly if i may add)its certainly one of the best phones i've had for a long time.

Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a solid touchscreen phone.

216.4.2009 16:01

I wish they had this in Canada :(

Nokia is #1...

317.4.2009 14:49

Can you do VOIP too? I'm looking for a new phone, and Nokia has always been my first choice.

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