Nokia today officially announced the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic running S60 5th edition. This is a touch screen phone running our beloved S60 OS with enhancements to support the touch screen and related new features. The 5800 will be available in the 4th quarter of 2008, and Nokia hasn't yet announced which markets/countries will receive it first. There will be Euro and US 3G editions, each with dual band HSDPA.
The 5800 XpressMusic is a candy bar phone with a 3.2" nHD 640 x 360, 16 million color touch screen display with tactile feedback. It has a proximity sensor (a la iPhone) that turns off the display when it's close to your face or any other object.
It features a music focus that goes along with Nokia's Comes with Music initiative: stereo speakers with surround sound, support for SDHC micro SD cards to store lots of tunes and more.
The 5800 XpressMusic has a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss autofocus lens and a dual-LED flash. There's a front-facing camera for video calls.
Built in A-GPS with Nokia Maps.
Quad band GSM 850/1900/1800/1900MHz
Dual band 3G HSDPA: two models one with 900/2100MHz and a US version with 850/1900MHz.
WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
Works with Ovi, the Nokia Music Store and Windows Media Player 11.
Colors: silver, black, red.
Measurements: 111 x 51.7 x 15.5mm. Weight: 109 grams.
81 megs internal memory.
Claimed talk time: 9 hours on GSM and 5 hours on 3G.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview