Nokia 5800 XpressMusic hits it off

02 Oct, 2008
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is no longer lurking behind corners as the curtains lifted today in London and Singapore on the first S60 full-touch device by Nokia. While... Update: Images and videos are added

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  • Jaideep

Hi.. When this will be available in UAE?

  • Mera23

Does anybody know what provider is going to get this phone in the U.S.?

  • Anonymous

All I need to know is the price of this romantic phone. I'm tired of hearing people compare this phone with the iphone.

  • DanT

Paul, 09 Oct 2008Will everyone please stop mentioning the iphone this is not in t... moreOf course this is not in the same league with iPhone. This is a better featured (50% higher resolution screen, way better foto-video camera, real bluetooth, video calling, SMS forwarding, multi-SMS sending, RDS radio, MMS, SD card, flash support, copy-paste, modem, lot more input posibilities, fully one hand controlable) SIM-unlocked, battery replaceble, contract free, free music, half priced phone. Clearly not in the same league with iPhone. iPhone will have these features maybe in 2010-2011 (but my guess it will never have them all). So that leaves the iPhone for fashion lovers: 3 mm less thick, metal margins, high quality glass screen and most importatly for some, the Apple logo.

  • Anonymous

Paul, 09 Oct 2008Will everyone please stop mentioning the iphone this is not in t... moreNo way this phone is the best i had the iphone and i think this phone is way better

  • Paul

Will everyone please stop mentioning the iphone this is not in the same league as the iphone as is not meant to, this is a mid range phone & is competing with the HTC, Sony Ericsson & Samsung phones. One thing that makes the nokia the king is the user interface & nokia MAPS, the one thinks that I hate about nokiaís is that like to make phones over 15mm THICK, its only 3.2 mega pixel & without a mechanical keyboard, WHY is it so thick. Canít wait till next year when they will release a touchscreen phone to compete with the Iphone

  • Anonymous

apa lo!, 09 Oct 2008forget this phone if u look for a better and dynamic sounds!! ch... moreNice to see that some people already have full reviews of a product that only few could get their hands on.. But hey, I guess you're right, SE rocks... but hold on a second... I never used a SE product... Well, doesn't matter, I heard it rocks, so it must rock...

  • apa lo!

forget this phone if u look for a better and dynamic sounds!! choose for a SE product and u will know the different between a masterpiece and just "so-so" musicphone, i challange u!! from gue nehh..

  • Julien

Anonymous, 07 Oct 2008The only people that hate the iPhone are the ones that can't aff... moreWho said they "hate the iPhone"?
We're just saying here that iPhone is only for a certain market, as well as the 5800 XpressMusic is for an other market.

Of course the iPhone is only for the ones who can afford it, it became a "tool" to show your "high status".
Well... can tell you that this is not the case anymore.
Seen 2 kids, barely 18, who were playing with their shiny new iPhone.

When it comes to the iPhone device, I bough one, tried to use it for few weeks and got really frustrated.
I am a power user, and that device left me powerless.

When it comes to the 5800, have had it also for couple weeks now and even if there are still improvements to make on the User eXperience (that I already forwarded to the right people), I know what's going on, everything is visible, and I can tune the device the way I want, not the way Nokia wants.

As said earlier:
Apple locks the user so that he can't make mistake
Nokia trusts the user and give him tools to achieve

Both strategies work, but not with the same category of people.

  • maclover

Anonymous, 07 Oct 2008The only people that hate the iPhone are the ones that can't aff... morei love macs. i have macbook pro and air. I also have an iphone 3g. I can buy as many iphones as i want if i'm happy with it. sadly, it's shortcomings are very disappointing. i love apple/mac but i'm not blind like most apple users.

  • Anonymous

The only people that hate the iPhone are the ones that can't afford it! Face it, the iPhone is revolutionary and that's why almost every manufacturer is falling over themselves trying to copy it.

  • adam

great! almost half price of sony ericsson x1, so one can ignore the abssence of the keayboard, and the cpu speed and ram are just ok,,, beside i like the symbian os,, but would it be abe to use the apps designed for earlier versions of symbian s60 3rd version, like tomtom mobile and others?

  • Julien

coolworld, 07 Oct 2008An even better saying is : Better best than first.I truly worry ... moreAs long as you don't keep your keys in the same pocket, it's ok. Been playing with it for a while and it's handling fine.

  • coolworld

Anonymous, 06 Oct 2008Nokia has been a late comer to the party as far as touch screen ... moreAn even better saying is : Better best than first.I truly worry about the "scratchabilty" of this screen though.Express Music usually mean cheaper materials.Had a HTC with supposedly scratchproof screen but in less than a month using stylus,dots appeared where most "touched" and it's really annoying believe me.

  • euMan

a good one but not as fast as iphone. takes too long to switch apps/process data. :/

  • Hassan Qureshi

It seems good n with awesome features nokia is the best :-)

  • Niz

Of all the touch-centric phones out there, I think that this is the only phone that can truely compete with the iPhone. For music and all-in-one Multimedia this is the only touch device that's really capable of taking the fight to Apple. This is the reason why Nokia is World Number 1

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Oct 2008has anybody any idea when this phone will be released to the us ... morefor us phone will be released in early 2009 with 1 year unlimited free music downloads
price is $390

  • Anonymous

has anybody any idea when this phone will be released to the us market? and what will be the unit cost usd?

  • bai-yee-seng

i wonder which part of singapore were the curtains lifted for 5800... no news nor even a wiff bout it here ???