Nokia 5800 Xpress Music Officially Announced

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Now it’s Nokia’s turn to unveil its long-awaited touchscreen mobile phone, Nokia 5800 or also known as “The Tube” after T-Mobile’s Google-powered G1 was officially launched recently. With Nokia 5800 has already set foot in the touchscreen realm, the only question that boggles users is whether the dubbed iPhone killer can really live to the expectation and steal some of Apple’s market share?

First, let’s take a look at the specifications. The Nokia XpressMusic 5800 Tube sports all the top notch features that we expect from Nokia.

The Nokia Xpress Music 5800 features 3.2″ high resolution display (640 x 360 pixels) packs in a pressure based touch screen. A 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera with Car Zeiss lens which adorns the backside of “the Tube” will definitely entertain users who seek quality pictures. Nokia Tube comes with the complete package of the GPS receiver, WiFi radio, quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE radio which include North American 3G support and European 3G support.

Features:

  • Dimension: 111 mm x 51.7 mm x 15.5 mm
  • Weight: 109 g
  • 3.2″ screen with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 3.2 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard & a pen stylus
  • Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and Wi-Fi
  • 8GB memory
  • FM radio
  • Support for all main digital music formats
  • Built-in surround sound stereo speakers
  • Graphic equalizer
  • Available in red, black and blue

The Nokia Tube’s price-point is one of the interesting aspects because it will be available for just €279 (about $392) in unlocked form.

How does the 5800 XpressMusic stack up with the iPhone and the G1? Judging from the pictures and features, it looks promising. The final verdict may only be decided after seeing it in action.

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