Excerpt: The Much Music Video Awards are in full swing this weekend and Nokia also held a sneak peek for the upcoming Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. I got to handle this for a few minutes and work my way though it.
Excerpt: Nokia’s first proper touchscreen phone has been a long time coming. The 5800 XpressMusic is being pitched as an affordable alternative to the iPhone, yet still packs in Wi-Fi, GPS and HSDPA (3.5G). Plus, if you buy it on Orange, it includes Nokia’s Comes With Music unlimited music service. What we like If you've always used Nokia phones, you’ll feel at home with the 5800.
Conclusion: I have been pleasantly surprised by the first Nokia device to feature a touch interface. While the design is good, after 2 days of using it I have found that the UI seems to be in development. If Nokia wants to be in the lead on the touchscreen handsets it needs something much better than Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.
Pros: Besides the excellent 3.2-inch display featuring 16M color and the HSDPA support, I'll also enlist as strong points of the phone: Wi-Fi, excellent GPS receiver with Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch, 8GB microSD card included, TV out, 3.5mm standard audio jack, excellent music sound, low price.
Cons: Unfortunately, one of the weak points is the one that had to be the strongest – the user interface. It seems to be in beta testing and doesn't offer too much functionality. Also, the lack of more business tools, even if it's a music phone, could be annoying for those who want to read a PDF file sometimes.
Excerpt: The Nokia 5800 popularly known as the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, is a phone made for entertainment and sharing music. So, does this touchscreen Nokia phone have what it takes to make the cut? Find out in this review of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone...
Excerpt: After along wait to officially release in Canada, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is finally available and can definitely rank up there as one of their best devices to date. Other standout devices have there place such as the Nokia E71 for an all around Smartphone, plus the Nokia N95 8GB for gaming.