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December 01, 2008

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Available for Select Markets

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Nokia has announced that its new 5800 XpressMusic, music phone with touch screen interface, is now ready for select global markets including Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, and others.
An affordable music device, the Nokia (News - Alert) 5800 XpressMusic comes with a graphic equalizer, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks and support for all main digital music formats as well as built-in surround stereo and a 3.5mm jack.

The one-touch ‘Media Bar’ drop down menu allows easy and fast access to all music, video and photos. The Media Bar also links the device directly to the Web and to online sharing. XpressMusic, with its support for Flash, facilitates Web surfing.
Another innovative feature, the 'Contacts Bar' highlights four favorite contacts on the home screen for easy access. The Contact Bar also allows users to track a digital history of recent text messages, emails, phone logs, photos and blog updates.
The music phone features a 3.2" wide screen display. With 16x9 aspect ratio and 30 frames-per-second playback and recording, the device is ideal for VGA quality video recording and playback, Nokia said. It also features a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens. The phone supports video sharing through online communities such as Share on Ovi, Flickr, or Facebook (News - Alert)
"When it comes to music phones, people all over the world want a device that is a great music experience and still works really well as a mobile phone, without sacrificing features," said Jo Harlow, vice president, Nokia, in a statement. "The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic delivers on this and allows consumers to quickly and easily access and share the content that is most important to them with the people that are most important to them."
Users can access and purchase tracks from Nokia Music Store and Nokia also updated Nokia Music PC software to allow easy drag-and-drop transfer of songs and management of any music collection.
The phone supports 60 languages worldwide and offers a variety of input methods including a virtual alphanumeric keypad, a virtual computer-style QWERTY keyboard, a pen stylus and a plectrum.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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