Nokia Unveils 5800 XpressMusic Touchscreen Handset

Submitted by lalit on October 2, 2008 - 12:27pm.

Nokia today unveiled their first touchscreen handset at a press event in London. The handset that was codenamed “Tube” will officially be known as 5800 XpressMusic and it is based on Symbian S60 5th Edition. The S60 5th edition is the latest version of Nokia’s Symbian operating system that adds touch input to the OS. The 5800 will be available in three versions, quad-band GSM with 850/1900 WCDMA for North America, quad-band GSM with 900/2100 for Europe and other 3G regions and quad-band GSM without 3G for India and China.
The 3.2-inch touchscreen will have 640 x 360 resolution and tactile feedback. The touchscreen will support both finger and stylus inputs. Nokia has added a new media bar interface that can be accessed by touch-sensitive button above the display. The other features on the phone will include 3.2-megapixel camera, dual LED flash, Bluetooth, 81MB onboard memory, 8GB microSD card in box, 2.5mm headset jack, GPS, accelerometer and proximity sensor. The phone will measure 4.4” x 2” x 0.6” and weigh 3.8 ounces. The battery life on the phone will be 9 hours GSM talk time, 5 hours 3G talk time and 17 days standby time.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will ship to Europe and Asia in Q4 2008 for Euro 279 ($390). The North American version will ship in Q1 of 2009. In Q1 2009 Nokia will also launch music version of the 5800 that will include one-year music subscription with the phone.