Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic “Tube” announced


Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Tube
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Tube

It’s here, folks. Nokia has finally unveiled the first touchscreen Symbian S60 powered music phone, which has been majorly successful to draw all the attention towards it over the past few months, being dubbed simply as the “Tube” throughout its development cycle and even making a quick cameo in ‘The Dark Knight’.

This touchscreen beauty has been launched under the XpressMusic sub-brand of Nokia phones and the company has thoughtfully avoided the N-series branding to it. The phone comes equipped with an astonishing 3.2 inch resistive touchscreen display that does 640 x 360 pixels. At the core, the phone is powered by the Symbian S60 5th Edition. There’s a 3.2 MegaPixel autofocus camera with Carl-Zeiss Optics, something that has now become a standard in most Nokia phones. It also features Bluetooth with A2DP, GPS, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot with support for 16GB cards and a 3.5mm earphone jack to be used with any ordinary headphones. There might even be a proximity sensor, built on the grounds of Apple’s iPhone.

The phone apparently will be priced around 218 GBP (around $390), unlocked, and will come in shades of black, red and blue. There’s even a complimentary 8GB microSD card thrown in. Expect it to be available somewhere in Q4 2008 with a ‘ComesWithMusic’ edition to be rolled out in 2009.

13 replies on “Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic “Tube” announced”

this looks like 1 REALLY nice phone. I have been waiting for it since a touch phone was talked about at last years Smartphone Show in London and it's finally here!

Great specs too linking music with top end multimedia features like a 3.2mp carl zeiss camera (take that Apple!)

expect a slim Nseries 5th edition touch next year though
this is a good device for normob cross over. Its pitched at a price less than the iPod touch
santas going to be very busy this year.

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