Nokia 5800 XpressMusic – Nokia’s Touch Screen Mobile based on Symbian Series60
Written By Samrat| 3 October 2008| 11 Comments
Many people including me have been waiting for a very good Touch screen Mobile from Nokia. Finally Nokia has released it’s Touch Screen Mobile based on famous Symbian Series60 OS the “Nokia 5800 XpressMusic” handset. The 3.2″ Touch Screen LCD is very impressive with 640 x 360 resolution. The mobile features fingertip, stylus and plectrum control. It also supports vibrant touch response. Other great features include automatic screen rotation, full keyboard and handwriting recognition. It has got a Big speaker on the back and a 3.5mm jack. It comes with 8GB microSD card.
The mobile has got a 3.2MP camera with Dual LED flash light. It includes all the other features like Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. The mobile comes with a Series60 Symbian OS version 5.0. It is not similar to the dull old interface in other Nokia Mobiles. It has got a Touch Sensitive button above the screen which pops up the Media Bar to access Movies, Music, Photos, Web Browser and Sharing.
For text input you have got Handwriting option, mini QWERTY keyboard, full screen QWERTY and alphanumeric keypad. The full keyboard layout in the landscape mode is quite good. Handwriting recognition will recognize 60 languages. You can play accelerometer-based driving games on this Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Mobile.
Key Features of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Mobile:
- Contacts Bar -Person centric user interface with options to track a digital history of recent text messages, emails, phone logs, photos and blog updates.
- Media Bar -Handy Drop down bar that allows an easy access to your favorite media.
- Large 3.2″ display with 640 x 360 resolution.
- Stereo speakers with surround sound and 3.5mm jack.
- Stylus and finger touch support for text input and user interface control.
- Powerful connections with ultra-fast 3.5G, HSDPA, UPnP Technology and WiFi.
- 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash.
- Front camera for video calls
- Built-in A-GPS, Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch and voice guided navigation.
- Responsive touch screen with tactile feedback.
- Support for Flash Content.
- Stereo FM radio with RDS and TV out.
- Proximity sensor for preventing inadvertent touches and Power Saving.
- nHDwidescreen quality video playback for exceptional quality.
- Storage for up to 6000 tracks with optional 8GB microSD card.
- Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be available worldwide beginning in the last quarter of 2008 and is available in Black, Red and Blue. The estimated retail price is $385(279 EUR) before taxes and subsidies. The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic featuring Comes With Music will be available early in the next year.