Cebu City, Philippines (PressExposure) August 26, 2009 -- Other than Nokia's popular Nseries, Nokia is also known to have released popular music phones under the name of XpressMusic. The Nokia XpressMusic is a brand name for a line of Nokia phones that are specially designed for music playback. The XpressMusic range of phones was launched to compete with the Walkman brand series of Sony Ericsson. One of its most popular cellular phones for sale yet is the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic mobile phone.
Code-named the "Tube," the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is considered as the first touchscreen-equipped S60 device by Nokia. It is wholly part of the XpressMusic series of phones that mainly emphasizes on music and multimedia playback. What made the 5800's touchscreen feature unique is its compatibility with Java applications that are not touchscreen-aware. It works by using part of the screen for displaying the essential buttons required by the program.
Specifications 3.2-inch 16.7M touchscreen (resistive), 360 x 640 pixels resolution (16:9 display ratio). Dimensions 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm, 83 cc Weight 109 g S60 5th edition OS with touch input running Symbian OS v9.4 Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Dual band UMTS / HSDPA: UMTS 900 / 2100 (5800-1) or UMTS 850 / 1900 (5800-2 Latin America and Brazil variant) Integrated hands-free speakerphone Vibrating alert Accelerometer for auto screen rotation. 3.2 MP AF Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash, 3x digital zoom and geotagging support. GPS with A-GPS function FM Radio 87.5-108 MHz with RDS (max. 20 stations). 3.5mm headphone/video-out jack and Nokia video-out cable CA-75U. MicroSDHC card slot (up to 32 GB) and 8GB card included in box. Micro-USB 2.0 connector, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR/A2DP/AVRCP) and Wireless LAN
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic of today On January 23rd 2009, Nokia announced it had shipped the millionth 5800 XpressMusic cellular phones for sale, even though it still had not been fully released worldwide. In Nokia's Q1 report released on April 16th, 2009 it was announced they had shipped 2.6 million units during the quarter, with cumulative shipments of more than 3 million units since the smartphone's launch in late November 2008. Q2 results released July 16, 2009 reports 3.7 million units shipped during the quarter and more than 6.8 million cellular phones for sale total have shipped since the release.
The Navigation Edition On 21 August 2009 Nokia has announced a new variant named Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition. In addition to the normal Nokia 5800 it has the latest version of Ovi Maps preinstalled, loaded with a lifetime license of drive and walk navigation (which otherwise requires subscription on the non-navigation edition 5800). It also comes with car-charger and car-kit inside the box, and is slated for a Q3 2009 release.