Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone unveiled

Nokia has a brand new handset that sees it go head to head against the iPhone thanks to the inclusion of a touch screen with the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. This innovative handset aims to being the best total music experience possible to the public, although anyone using the iPhone might want to dispute that. Bear in mind that the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is one of the first few devices that support Comes With Music, Nokia’s groundbreaking service that provides up to a year’s worth of unlimited access to the entire Nokia Music Store catalogue. Sounds like iTunes has yet another competitor springing up to eat into its lucrative market share, but only time will tell whether Comes With Music is a one-off thing or is it really serious enough to mount a decent challenge.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic’s touch screen capability makes it perfect for the Media Bar drop down menu that offers direct access to music and entertainment, including favorite tracks, videos and photos. Not only that, you can use the Media Bar to connect directly to Internet links as well as access online sharing. While the iPhone has recently received word that it will be supporting Flash content, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic already comes with Flash content support right out of the box, providing a richer web surfing experience. Other features of the 5800 XpressMusic include 8GB internal memory, a 3.5mm headphone jack, integrated surround sound stereo speakers and a graphic equalizer.

The 3.2″ widescreen display comes with a 16:9 aspect ratio and with the 3.2 megapixel camera, you will be able to view videos captured in VGA quality at 30fps as well as stunning images with ease. Not only that, those images and videos can also be shared through an online community of your choice including Share on Ovi, Flickr, or Facebook. No idea on how much the XpressMusic 5800 will cost, it will definitely be a high end handset when available.

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