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When will the 5800 come to my country?

Now we all know that the 5800 Xpressmusic is shipping to various countries and will be available for sale soon. But how soon is soon?

Renegade Fanboy, a fellow blogger and friend, has the info. He has put up an excellent post detailing which country will start selling the devices. A bonus, the dates of when the Nokia Music Store will begin is also given.

I suggest you head on to the site and check it out.

Oh, and BTW, Russia has reported the 5800 as ‘Sold Out’. The phone has been a runaway success instantaneously. Symbian-Freak has the details along with photographs too.

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5800 shipping now!

The 5800 Xpressmusic

The 5800 Xpressmusic

Good news for all the people in Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, and other places. The Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic has started to ship to these countries!

S60 blog on living reports that the Nokia 5800 has started shipping to these countries. This is great news for all the people looking to buy a phone on Christmas. Now you can pick up a ultra new Nokia 5800. I

I have no idea about the prices, as it is going to vary a bit. But rest assured, don’t worry, it won’t be expensive.
Finally a credible iPhone competitor comes to town!

1. The 5800 as you know will have 3.2 MP camera with dual LED flash.
2. WVGA screen.
3. Resistive touchscreen
4. 8GB Micro SDHC (in the box)
5. 3.5 mm headset jack.
6. S60 5th Edition.
7. Stereo Surround speakers.
8. Etc.

You can read Nokia’s full press release regarding the same.

The ‘Tube’ Finally official!

The 5800 Xpressmusic

The 5800 Xpressmusic

Today at a function in London, Nokia finally unveiled the Nokia ‘Tube’ i.e 5800 Xpressmusic. This is the first ‘touchscreen’ phone based on the S60 platform. This however, is not the first touchscreen phone from Nokia.

The phone is running the S60v5 user interface. The new version is bringing in a huge truckload of features with this phone. Below is a list of the things that the 5800 will be sporting.
1.) 640×360 screen resolution.
2.) 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash
3.) Recording at the above resolution at 30 FPS.
4.) 3.5mm headset jack serving the dual purpose of headphone and TV out.
5.) GPS
6.) Resistive touchscreen
7.) Stylus and a guitar pick for tapping onto the screen!
8.) 8GB Micro SDHC

The Guru says that 90% of the times you won’t need it, when navigating the UI.
How this unit will fare in the market, considering the lukewarm response Nokia touchscreen phones have got in the past, is something of concern. But I have a feeling that this time Nokia has provided a good solution which will please the consumers. Below is the specs sheet, courtesy ‘Symbian-guru.com’.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Technical Specs

Operating System: S60 5th Edition
Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 900/2100MHz or 850/1900MHz
Data: GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/WiFi
Size: 111mm x 51.7mm x 15.5mm (4.4″ x 2″ x .6″)
Weight: 109g (3.8oz)
Battery Life:
1320mAh capacity
Estimated 17 days standby time
Estimated 9/5 hours talk time (GSM/UMTS)
Display: 3.2″ 16 million color nHD, 640×360 pixel resolution
Camera: 3.2 megapixel autofocus with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash
Video: VGA resolution 640×360 record at up to 30 frames per second
Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
Memory: 81MB internal, microSD memory card slot with 8GB card included
Other: Built-in GPS receiver, TV-Out, 3.5mm audio port, Accelerometer
Availability: Planned Q4 2008
Pricing: EUR279 (US$390) before taxes and subsidies

The Tube in “The Dark Knight”

I just saw “The Dark knight” today, and i must say it is good! the special effects and most importantly the storyline. Kudos to you Christopher Nolan! Bravo!

If you remember the part where Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) walks into the Hong Kong office of Lau (Chin Han) he is forced to surrender his phone. Well that phone coincidentally happens to be the unreleased Tube! (Congratulations Nokia for an ingenious product placement strategy) But I’m sure we all know that now. What it does is more exciting emitting high frequency pulses allowing you to see what is in the room, “like a sonar“-Bruce Wayne.
Fancy having that kind of technology in your cell phone. I wonder, how do you think it would help us?
For instance, A person would not require lights to see in darkness.
What applications can you think of?

Also what other zany things can you come up with?

S60 touch UI screenshots

Now we all know that the S60 is coming with a touch based UI very soon. Symbian-freak.com has managed to get a few shots of the supposedly new UI. The good news? Well the screen is huge.
The bad (depends on how you look at it) there is little change in the way it looks as compared to the current S60.

Also Nokia has made it clear that it does not want to compete in the high end market, where iPhone is competing currently. Instead it is going to do what it does best, flood the market in the middle segment. Interesting how companies think!

here is the link to check it out,click here.