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Nokia 5800 Tube Touch Screen Wifi GPS 3.2 MP Camera Music Phone Quad Band Unlocked + 8 GB Memory.

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 15-07-2010

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  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers AT&T ,T-Mobile.It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel & Sprint
  • Unlocked quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and International 3G compatibility plus EDGE/GPRS capabilities
  • Touchscreen multimedia phone with audio & video playback, integrated surround sound speakers, and included 8 GB MicroSD card (up to 16 GB expandable)
  • 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; Wi-Fi connectivity; GPS for turn-by-turn directions; access to email and instant messaging
  • Up to 4.2 hours of talk time, up to 336 hours (14 days) of standby time

Product Description
One touch takes you to music and up to 35 hours of crystal clear hi-fi on an advanced multi-format player. One touch takes you to the Video Centre, a great way to watch in high-resolution widescreen. Play with a 3.2 megapixel camera for great photos and smooth landscape video, then seamlessly share them online.Play-One touch to music, video, and more. The dedicated Media Bar means mobile entertainment is always on hand. High-resolution widescreen video and superior … More >>

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 13-07-2010

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  • Brand new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Product Description
One Touch takes you to music and upto 35 hours of crystal clear hi-fi on an advanced multi-format player. One touch takes you to the Video Centre, a great way to watch in high resolution widescreen. Play with a 3.2 Megapixel camera for photos and smooth landscape video, then seemlessly share them online…. More >>

Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97 – the New Wave of Touchscreen Mobile Phones

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 02-07-2010

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Anyone who likes touchscreen phones should be excited; the most recognised name in the game has waded in with not one, but TWO mobile phones: the sexy Nokia 5800 and the totally awesome Nokia N97.

The history of touchscreen phones – best left in the past…

Many people are under the incorrect assumption that the Nokia 5800 is the first touchscreen mobile phone Nokia have ever made. It’s not. The opposite’s true, because there’s been several touch-based phones to wear the Nokia badge. Starting at the 7700, the world has seen a few Nokia mobile phones which work by you prodding and poking the screen. They had a relatively big (for the time) touchscreen in common, but the other feature they had in common, unfortunately, was that they were utterly hideous. Just one of those handsets, the 6708, displayed a modicum promise, but it was destined exclusively to be sold in China, and thus, it never saw the light of day in Britain. Unfortunately, that meant that the phones we got were utter, and complete bobbins.

However, these bad mental images have all been removed due to the announcement of a pair of new Nokia mobile phones, both of which come with touch-sensitive displays, and both of which are much, much sexier…

Nokia 5800 – music, rhythm, who oculd ask for anything more…

The first phone up is a completely new entrant into Nokia’s Xpress line of music mobile phones, the mouth-watering Nokia 5800. This one’s pretty obviously built for music and video; you can tell by the separate XpressMedia touch-key that pops up a list of shortcuts to music, videos, the web, and more. Then, of course, the Nokia 5800 has a 3.2 inch touchscreen, to actually muck about with those different media files. Basically, the Nokia 5800 was designed to be a teeny handheld entertainment centre, and as music devices go, this is just about the sexiest. The Nokia 5800 also comes with a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA internet access and sat-nav, so that it’s a wonderful all-round mobile phone, in addition to being a brilliant media box. Oh, and it’s got a strap to clip on an imitation guitar plectrum. Pointless, but brilliant.

Despite all those features, the Nokia 5800 is very definitely a mid-range device; it isn’t, nor will it ever be, a full-fat top-end monster. That role falls to a different mobile…

Nokia N97 – the Superman of mobile phones?

With the Nokia 5800 all set to bring touch-based mobile phones to the mid-range market, that leaves a great big gap at the absolute top-endof the product range; well, there IS a touch-based mobile phone on its way to take its place as the top-end powerhouse: the utterly mind-blowing Nokia N97. This takes the same Symbian S60 Touch interface and crams it within the body of a proper, full-on smartphone. So it has a massive, 3.5 inch screen, a kick out QWERTY keypad, and the camera’s been upgraded to 5 megapixels. The Nokia N97 is, in a very definite way, destined to be the new flagship Nseries mobile phone, and it’s genuinely as powerful as the rumours had us believe, with HSDPA, sat-nav, digital compass, and built-in Flash, so that you have an internet experience that tops any other mobile phones! Put simply the Nokia N97 is awesome. It gleefully relieves itself over other mobile phones and while the Nokia 5800 angles firmly for the mid-range, I’m predicting that the Nokia N97 will utterly DOMINATE the world next year!

Expert on mobile phones, having worked in the industry for over 7 years.

Touchscreens: the Next Generation – Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 29-06-2010

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The world of touchscreen mobile phones is starting to get exciting, as the biggest brand in the game has waded in with not one, but TWO mobile phones: the svelte Nokia 5800 and the terrifyingly mind-blowing Nokia N97.

Black sheep – touchscreen mobile phones we’d all rather forget

A lot of people are under the incorrect assumption that the Nokia 5800 is the first touchscreen mobile phone Nokia have ever made. It isn’t. The opposite’s true, because there have been several touch-based phones released under the Nokia badge. Beginning at the 7700, the world has seen a couple of Nokia mobile phones that work by touch. They had a relatively big (for the time) touchscreen in common, but the other feature they had in common, unfortunately, was that they were unbearably awful. Just one of those handsets, the 6708, displayed a modicum potential, but it was made exclusively to be sold in China, and thus, it never saw the light of day in the UK. So, we were relegated to handsets that were utter, utter rubbish.

However, these bad memories have now been exorcised by the debut of two new Nokia mobile phones, both of which have touchscreens, and both of which are much, much sexier…

Nokia 5800 – touch it, hear it, feel it

The first phone on the list is a whole new entrant into Nokia’s Xpress family of music mobile phones, the mouth-watering Nokia 5800. This one’s pretty obviously made for music and video; you can tell by the dedicated XpressMedia button that opens a list of links to music, videos, the web, and more. Then, of course, the Nokia 5800 has a 3.2 inch touchscreen, to let you play with those different media content. Basically, the Nokia 5800 was designed to be a teeny portable entertainment centre, and as music phones go, this is just about the prettiest. The Nokia 5800 also has, built-in, a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA data access and GPS, making it a wonderful all-rounder, on top of being a superb media player. Oh, and it’s got a strap to clip on an imitation guitar pick. That’s pretty cool, that.

Despite all those features, the Nokia 5800 is very definitely a mid-range handset; it isn’t, nor will it ever be, a full-fat top-ender. That job falls to a separate phone…

Nokia N97 – touch it, feel it, LIVE it…

With the Nokia 5800 on track to bring touchscreen mobile phones to the mid-range market, that opens up a great big gap at the very top-endof the product range; well, there IS a touchscreen mobile phone coming soon to fill that gap: the utterly jaw-dropping Nokia N97. This uses the same Symbian S60 Touch interface and packs it inside the frame of a proper, full-on smartphone. Which means it has a massive, 3.5 inch screen, a kick out QWERTY keyboard, and the camera’s been upgraded to 5 megapixels. The Nokia N97 is, in a very definite way, destined to be the new flagship Nseries mobile phone, and it’s genuinely as high-spec as the rumours said, with HSDPA, GPS, digital compass, and integrated Flash, so that you have an internet experience that tops any other mobile phones! Put simply the Nokia N97 is simple incredible. It gleefully relieves itself over other mobile phones and while the Nokia 5800 angles to take over the mid-range, I reckon that the Nokia N97 will completely DOMINATE the world next year!

Expert on mobile phones, having worked in the industry for over 7 years.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Unlocked Phone with U.S. 3G, GPS with Free Voice Navigation, Wi-Fi, and 8 GB MicroSD Card–U.S. Version with Warranty

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 08-06-2010

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  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
  • Unlocked quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and US 3G compatibility via 850/1900 UMTS/HSDPA plus GPRS/EDGE data capabilities
  • Touchscreen multimedia phone with included 8 GB MicroSD card (expandable to 16 GB); 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; Wi-Fi connectivity; GPS for turn-by-turn directions
  • Up to 4.2 hours of talk time, up to 336 hours (14 days) of standby time
  • What’s in the Box: Handset, 8 GB MicroSD card, battery, charger, music headset, connectivity cable, stylus, user guide, quick start guide

Product Description
This amazing 3.2″ high-definition touchscreen looks unlike any other and puts everything at your fingertips. It is perfectly proportioned for one hand, featuring intuitive fingertip, stylus, or plectrum control, and vibrant touch response. With automatic screen rotation, a full keyboard is for fast messaging, and handwriting recognition.The dedicated media bar means mobile entertainment is always on hand. High-resolution widescreen video and superior surround sound,… More >>

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Unlocked Cell Phone with International 3G, 3.2 MP Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, MicroSD Slot–International Version with No Warranty

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 14-04-2010

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  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
  • Unlocked quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and International 3G compatibility via 2100 UMTS/HSDPA plus EDGE/GPRS capabilities
  • Touchscreen multimedia phone with audio and video playback, integrated surround sound speakers, and included 8 GB MicroSD card (up to 16 GB expandable)
  • 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; Wi-Fi connectivity; GPS for turn-by-turn directions; access to email and instant messaging
  • Up to 4.2 hours of talk time, up to 336 hours (14 days) of standby time

Product Description
One touch takes you to music and up to 35 hours of crystal clear hi-fi on an advanced multi-format player. One touch takes you to the Video Centre, a great way to watch in high-resolution widescreen. Play with a 3.2 megapixel camera for great photos and smooth landscape video, then seamlessly share them online.Play-One touch to music, video, and more. The dedicated Media Bar means mobile entertainment is always on hand. High-resolution widescreen video and superior … More >> Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Unlocked Cell Phone with International 3G, 3.2 MP Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, MicroSD Slot–International Version with No Warranty

Nokia N97 and 5800 – a Match Made in Heaven

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 09-03-2010

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Nokia are making their play for touchscreen domination with not one, but TWO separate mobile phones. Let’s take a look at the phenomenal duo of the Nokia N97 and 5800.

Many people are under the false assumption that the Nokia 5800 is the first touchscreen mobile phone Nokia have ever made. It isn’t. Actually, there’s been several touch-based phones to wear the Nokia name. Starting with the 7700, we’ve seen a few Nokia mobile phones that work by you pressing directly on the screen. They all had reasonably big (for their time) screens, but unfortunately, they shared something else: they were irredeemably hideous. Only one of these handsets, the 6708, displayed a modicum promise, but it was made solely for China, and so, we never got to play with them in the UK. So, we were relegated to handsets that were total, and complete bobbins. However, these bad memories have all been removed because of the launch of two new Nokia mobile phones, both of which come with touch-sensitive displays, and both of which are so much nicer…

Nokia 5800 – musical whizz

First on the list is a completely new member of Nokia’s Xpress family of music mobile phones, the stunning Nokia 5800. This phone is pretty obviously built for music and media, as it has a separate XpressMusic button that opens a list of links to music, videos, the web, and more. Oh, and the Nokia 5800 has a 3.2 inch touchscreen, to actually play with those different media files. Basically, the Nokia 5800 was designed as a little portable entertainment centre, and as music phones go, this is easily one of the sweetest.

The Nokia 5800 also has, built-in, a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA internet access and sat-nav, making it a brilliant all-round mobile phone, on top of being a wonderful media gadget. Oh, and it’s got a lanyard to attach an imitation guitar pick. Pointless, but brilliant.

However, the Nokia 5800 is very definitely a mid-range phone; it’s not, nor will it ever be, an absolute top-ender. That position belongs to a separate mobile…

Nokia N97 – power and beauty

With the Nokia 5800 on course to bring touch-based mobile phones to the mid-range market, that leaves a huge, yawning gap at the very top-end, and yes, there IS a touchscreen mobile phone on its way to take its place as the top-end powerhouse: the frankly awesome Nokia N97. This takes the same Symbian S60 Touch operating system and packs it inside the shell of a proper, full-on smartphone. So it’s got a massive, 3.5 inch screen, a flip out QWERTY keyboard, and the camera’s been upgraded to 5 megapixels. The Nokia N97 is, in a very definite way, destined to be the new flagship Nseries mobile phone, and it really is as hyper-powered as we’d heard from rumours, with HSDPA, GPS, digital compass, and built-in Flash, so that you have an internet experience like no other mobile phones! Put simply the Nokia N97 is awesome. It easily outdoes other mobile phones and while the 5800 aims firmly for the mid-range, I reckon that the Nokia N97 will totally DESTROY the competition next year!

Nokia 5800 + Nokia N97 – an In-depth Look

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 09-03-2010

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The world of touchscreen mobile phones is starting to get exciting, as the most recognised brand in the business has brought out not one, but TWO mobile phones: the sleek Nokia 5800 and the terrifyingly awesome Nokia N97.

Nokia 5800 – the power of music

First up is a whole new member of Nokia’s Xpress family of music mobile phones, the mouth-watering Nokia 5800. This phone is quite obviously made for music and video; you can tell by the separate XpressMusic button that brings up a list of links to music, videos, the web, and more. Oh, and the Nokia 5800 has a 3.2 inch touchscreen, to let you muck about with those different media files. Basically, the Nokia 5800 was designed as a teeny handheld jukebox and movie player, and as music handsets go, this is easily one of the sexiest.

The Nokia 5800 has also got a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA internet access and sat-nav, making it a wonderful all-round mobile phone, on top of being a brilliant media gadget. Oh, and it’s got a strap to attach a fake guitar plectrum. That rocks. However, the Nokia 5800 is very definitely a mid-range phone; it’s not, nor will it ever be, a full-fat top-end monster. That position falls to a separate device…

Nokia N97 – the power of power

With the Nokia 5800 all set to deliver touchscreen mobile phones to the mid-range market, that leaves a very big gap at the absolute top-end of the product range; well, there IS a touch-based mobile phone on its way to fill that gap: the frankly awesome Nokia N97. This uses the same Symbian S60 Touch interface and crams it within the shell of a proper, full-tilt smartphone. Which means it’s got a massive, 3.5 inch screen, a slide out QWERTY keyboard, and the camera’s been upgraded to 5 megapixels.

The Nokia N97 is, obviously, destined to be the new flagship Nseries mobile phone, and it’s genuinely as powerful as the rumours said, with HSDPA, sat-nav, digital compass, and integrated Flash, meaning you get an internet experience that tops any other mobile phones! Put it like this: the Nokia N97 is unbelievable. It easily outdoes other mobile phones and while the Nokia 5800 (or, to give it its development name, the Nokia Tube) angles to take over the mid-range, I’m predicting that the Nokia N97 will totally DESTROY the competition next year!

Nokia 5800 – the Herald of a New Daw is on Its Way

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 04-03-2010

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Nokia’s first ever mainstream entry in the world of touchscreen phones is about to be released in the UK, and now, it’s time to see why this phone is so eagerly anticipated. Say hello to the Nokia 5800.

Phones we’d rather forget – Nokia’s early attempts at a touchscreen phone

A lot of people seem to be under the incorrect impression that the Nokia 5800 is the first touchscreen mobile phone Nokia have ever made. It’s not. Actually, there have been a few touch-based phones released under the Nokia badge. Beginning with the 7700, the world has seen a few Nokia mobile phones that work by you prodding and poking the screen. They had a relatively big (for the time) touchscreen in common, but unfortunately, they shared something else: they were utterly rubbish.

Only one of these mobile phones, the 6708, displayed any promise, but it was made exclusively for China, and thus, it never saw the light of day in these sceptred isles. Unfortunately, that meant that the phones we got were a poor breed, indeed. However, those bad recollections have now been removed due to the debut of a new Nokia mobile phone, which comes with a touchscreen, and which is considerably more alluring…

Nokia 5800 – musical genius

The first phone on the roster is a completely new member of Nokia’s Xpress line of music mobile phones, the mouth-watering Nokia 5800. This one’s pretty obviously designed for music and media, as it has a dedicated XpressMusic touch-key that opens a list of shortcuts to music, videos, the web, and more. Then, of course, the Nokia 5800 has a 3.2 inch touch-sensitive display, to actually play with all your media content. Essentially, the Nokia 5800 was created as a little handheld entertainment centre, and as music phones go, this is just about the sweetest. The Nokia 5800 also comes with a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA internet connection and sat-nav, making it a wonderful all-round mobile phone, as well as a superb media gadget. Oh, and it has a lanyard to attach a fake guitar plectrum. Pointless, but brilliant.

So, is the new Nokia 5800 really the best touchscreen phone on the market? And how about it’s other life as a music phone (since it’s an XpressMusic handset, like its predecessor, the first phone to wear the Xpress badge, the Nokia 5310)? Well, there can be no doubt that the playback quality is simply exceptional on the Nokia 5800, with beautiful clear sound, and pumping bass. of course, the interface helps, too, since it makes accessing everything on the 5800 a breeze. All in all, then, the Nokia 5800 is one accomplished little mobile phones, and it’s very clear that Nokia have hit a home run with it!

The World of Touch Phones – Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 04-03-2010

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Never before has history seen such a wealth of touchscreen phones been seen, with every manufacturer offering at least one. Finnish giant, Nokia, though are offering two: the brilliant 5800, and the absolutely mind-blowing Nokia N97.

Nokia 5800 – exorcising the demons of the past

A lot of people seem to be under the false impression that the Nokia 5800 is the first ever touchscreen mobile phone to come from the Finnish manufacturer. It isn’t. The opposite’s true, because there’s been a few touchy-feely phones to wear the Nokia brand. Starting at the 7700, the world has seen a couple of Nokia mobile phones that work by you pressing directly on the screen. They had a relatively big (for the time) touchscreen in common, but the other feature they had in common, unfortunately, was that they were irredeemably awful. However, those unpleasant recollections have all been exorcised because of the debut of two new Nokia mobile phones, both of which have touch-sensitive displays, and both of which are much, much more alluring…

First on the roster is a whole new member of Nokia’s Xpress range of music mobile phones, the mouth-watering Nokia 5800. This phone is pretty obviously designed for music and video; you can tell by the dedicated XpressMedia touch-key that pops up a list of links to music, videos, the web, and more. Oh, and the Nokia 5800 has a 3.2 inch touch-sensitive display, to actually play with all your media content. Essentially, the Nokia 5800 was designed as a teeny portable entertainment centre, and as music devices go, this is easily one of the prettiest. The Nokia 5800 has also got a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA data access and GPS, so that it’s a superb all-round mobile phone, as well as a superb media box. Oh, and it’s got a lanyard to clip on an imitation guitar pick. That’s pretty cool, that.

However, the Nokia 5800 is very definitely a mid-range phone; it isn’t, nor was it ever meant to be, an absolute top-ender. That job goes to a different mobile…

Nokia N97 – can any phone beat this monster?

With the Nokia 5800 on track to deliver touch-based mobile phones to the mid-range market, that leaves a massive gap at the very top-endof the product range; well, there IS a touch-based mobile phone on its way to fill that gap: the frankly mind-blowing Nokia N97. This uses the same Symbian S60 Touch interface and packs it inside the shell of a proper, full-tilt smartphone. So it has a massive, 3.5 inch screen, a flip out QWERTY keypad, and the camera’s been upgraded to 5 megapixels. The Nokia N97 is, as should be glaringly obvious, destined to be the new flagship Nseries mobile phone, and it’s truly as high-spec as we’d heard from rumours, with HSDPA, sat-nav, digital compass, and built-in Flash, so that you have an internet experience like no other mobile phones! Put simply the Nokia N97 is simple incredible. It gleefully relieves itself over other mobile phones and while the 5800 aims to take over the mid-range, I reckon that the Nokia N97 will completely DOMINATE the world in 2009!

The Rise of a New Touchscreen Star – the Mind-blowing Nokia 5800 Xpress

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 28-02-2010

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Nokia aren’t known for making touchscreen mobile phones, despite making them in the past. That’s about to change with the release of their first mainstream touchscreen phone: the frighteningly brilliant Nokia 5800 Xpress.

A Touching History – Nokia touchscreen mobile phones through the ages

Nokia’s history of touchscreen mobile phones hasn’t exactly been brilliant. The first, the Nokia 7700 was only slightly advanced, and was vile. Its follow-up, the Nokia 7710, wasn’t a great deal better. Nokia have never released a touchscreen mobile phone that’s really hit the big time; they’ve always been, at best, niche mobile phones, or in most cases, not mobile phones at all (as in, they were Nokia internet tablets). With the release of the iPhone, though, it was clear there was a market for touchscreen mobile phones, so Nokia said, ‘We’re having some of that!’

The result is the mobile phone I’m talking about today, and thankfully, the new Nokia 5800 Xpress is far nicer than its predecessors!

Nokia 5800 Xpress – why it rocks

The key thing that’s different about the Nokia 5800 Xpress is its operating system, which, rather than recycling one from old mobile phones, is the brand, spanking new, never-seen-on-any-other-mobile-phones Symbian S60 Touch interface. And just like its top-end rivals in the world of touchscreen mobile phones, the Nokia 5800 Xpress is designed and optimised to use finger control rather than a stylus. In that respect, the Nokia 5800 Xpress is aiming very clearly at beating the iPhone. Features-wise, it easily does that, with a 3 megapixel camera, full-fat HSDPA internet speeds, and built in GPS. Oh, and video recording, something the iPhone lacks. It’s also got access to its own music store, and there’s not getting away from the fact that the Nokia 5800 Xpress is one of the most anticipated mobile phones to be released this year.

But is it going to rule the world?

Nokia 5800 Xpress – ruling the world in two easy steps?

Well, it certainly has the chops to go far, but will the Nokia 5800 Xpress rule the world of mobile phones? Sure, it’s got the novelty value of having that unique touch interface (that’d be step 1), and it’s got the massive brand-power of Nokia behind it (step 2). But… and it’s a big but… what will stop the Nokia 5800 Xpress from ruling the world is what’s missing from the mobile phone; specifically, a big ‘N’ on it to show it’s an Nseries phone. I know it may sound silly, but I honestly think that launching the Nokia 5800 Xpress in any range other than the Nseries may well hurt its sales. But not that badly. Make no mistake, the Nokia 5800 Xpress WILL be one of the biggest mobile phones of 2008!

Storming the Touchscreen Market – Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 27-02-2010

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The world of touchscreen mobile phones is starting to get exciting, as the biggest name in the business has waded in with not one, but TWO mobile phones: the Nokia 5800 and the utterly mind-blowing Nokia N97.

An undistinguished history – Nokia touchscreen mobile phones in the past

Many people are under the false assumption that the Nokia 5800 is the first ever touchscreen mobile phone to come from the Finnish manufacturer. It’s not. Quite the opposite, in fact, there have been a few touchy-feely phones to wear the Nokia badge. Starting with the 7700, there have been a couple of Nokia mobile phones that work by you prodding and poking the screen. They had a relatively big (for the time) touchscreen in common, but the other feature they had in common, unfortunately, was that they were irredeemably awful. Only one of these mobile phones, the 6708, showed any promise, but that was destined only for the Chinese market, and so, never saw the light of day in the UK. The mobile phones we got were, and I use this phrase with much feeling, utter, utter garbage.

However (and yes, it’s a big however), these bad, bad memories have all been exorcised by the launch of two new Nokia mobile phones, both of which have touchscreens, and both of which are much, MUCH nicer…

Nokia 5800 – touching music

First up is a new entrant into Nokia’s Xpress family of music mobile phones, the gorgeous Nokia 5800. This one’s very definitely designed for music and media, as it has a dedicated XpressMedia button that brings up a list of shortcuts to music, videos, the web, and so on. Oh, and a 3.2 inch touchscreen, to actually watch/play with/use those different media. Basically, the Nokia 5800 is designed as a little handheld entertainment centre, and as music mobile phones go, this is easily one of the sexiest. The Nokia 5800 also comes with a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA internet access and GPS, making it a brilliant all-round mobile phone, as well as a brilliant media player. Oh, and it has a lanyard to attach to imitation guitar plectrum. That rocks!

However, the Nokia 5800 is very definitely a mid-range mobile phone, it isn’t, nor was it ever meant to be, an absolute top-ender. That position falls to another…

Nokia N97 – the single best phone EVER made?

With the Nokia 5800 all set to bring touchscreen mobile phones to the mid-range market, that leaves a very big gap at the very top-end, and yes, there IS a touchscreen mobile phone on its way to fill that gap: the frankly awesome Nokia N97. This takes the same Symbian S60 Touch interface and crams it into the body of a proper, full on smartphone. So it has a bigger, 3.5 inch screen, a slide out QWERTY keyboard, and the camera’s been upgraded to 5 megapixels. The Nokia N97 is, in a very definite way, the new flagship Nseries mobile phone, and it really is as high-spec as the rumours had us believe, with HSDPA, GPS, digital compass, and built-in Flash, meaning you get an internet experience like no other mobile phones! Put simply the Nokia N97 is awesome. It gleefully relieves itself over other mobile phones and while the Nokia 5800 aims firmly for the mid-range, I am predicting that the Nokia N97 will DOMINATE the world next year!

Symbian Mobile Phones Evolve – the Nokia N96 and 5800 Xpress

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77 million Symbian mobile phones were sold in 2007. That figure should be vastly increased over the next few months, as two phones will be taking it to new heights: the Nokia 5800 Xpress, and the mind-blowing Nokia N96.

Nokia and Symbian – long-time bedfellows

In truth, Nokia have a long history of using Symbian in their mobile phones, going all the way back, in fact, to their first camera phone, the 7650 (a huge beastie of a thing it was, too!). Some of the most powerful Nokia mobile phones ever made have run on Symbian, quite often using the patented Series 60 interface. In fact, it’s fair to say that Series 60 is the most important version of Symbian, since it’s the one that powers Nokia’s top of the range mobile phones: the prestigious, world-renowned Nseries. To this day, Nseries mobile phones have a reputation for being world-beaters, including probably the most well-known of them all, the N95.

Well, now, the Nokia N95 has evolved into a new form: the sleek, smart Nokia N96.

Nokia N96 – the ultimate Nseries phone

The Nokia N96 really is the next evolution of the N95, since you get the same high-end feature-set (but with loads more bits added on), but in a sleek new body. In fact, the body of the Nokia N96 is reminiscent of another one of the earlier Nseries mobile phones: the N81. The similarities are striking, so much so that you could put down the Nokia N96 and N81 next to each other, and not tell which one’s which. Not that that’s a bad thing, since the N81 looked nice, and so does the Nokia N96. Certainly one of the prettier mobile phones on the market, and the Nokia N96 backs all that up with raw power. A 5 megapixel camera… GPS… HSDPA… 16GB of memory… and the big feature, multimedia. You see, the Nokia N96 is the king of mobile phones when it comes to media, especially video. It even includes BBC iPlayer (can’t say that about many mobile phones!), and a little kickstand-type thing, to keep the Nokia N96 upright while you’re watching videos!

Nokia 5800 Xpress – the future of Symbian?

Meanwhile, another offshoot of Symbian has appeared on mobile phones. Well… on one mobile phone so far, the Nokia 5800 Xpress. It’s important for 1 reason: it’s made for touchscreen mobile phones, which is exactly what the Nokia 5800 is. Ok, granted, the Nokia 5800 Xpress might not be their first touchscreen phone, but it IS their best, with 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA, GPS and that all important touchscreen, with the brand new Symbian interface, not seen on any previous mobile phones. It’s fair to say Symbian is alive and well, and evolving still. With the Nokia N96 this Christmas, and the Nokia 5800 Xpress all set to wow us in the first months of next year, Symbian mobile phones are definitely on the up and up!

A Brave New World of Mobile Phones – the Nokia N96 and Nokia 5800 Take the Stage

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Super-advanced mobile phones are, basically, brilliant things. Innovation or raw power, they’re both good. Blazing a trail in those twin areas are two new beauties: the Nokia N96 and the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

Nokia N96 – the Nseries reaches new heights

When the Nokia N96 was first announced, a lot of people proclaimed it as the best thing to happen to mobile phones. However, a lot of people also moaned that it was just an upgrade N95 in a sexier body, forgetting the fundamental question: what, exactly, is so wrong with that? Yes, it may be very obvious just from reading the specs that the Nokia N96 is a direct evolution of the N95, but… well, what an evolution it is! It keeps all the best bits (like the 5 megapixel camera, the GPS, the HSDPA internet access), and adds in more features that you don’t find on many other mobile phones. For instance, the Nokia N96 has got 16Gb of memory, on a par with the top-end mobile phones in the market.

And what does the Nokia N96 have that 16Gb of memory for? Is it so you can fill it with music, turning your mobile phone into your music player? Well… partly. The main reason the Nokia N96 has so much memory is the big, big addition over earlier versions: its devotion to the best quality multimedia and video ever seen on a mobile phone. Whether it’s Youtube vids, or clips you caught yourself, with the camera on the Nokia N96, it plays back video smoothly and beautifully. And then, there’s its party-piece.

You see, the Nokia N96 comes fully loaded with BBC iPlayer, making it the first in the world of mobile phones that lets you watch AND download BBC videos, right on the phone! That, right there, is one of the main reasons why I strongly suspect the people shouting that the Nokia N96 was the best thing to happen to mobile phones weren’t far wrong!

But is it just a last gasp? Is the future of mobile phones really destined to be with touchscreen beauties like the amazing Nokia 5800 XpressMusic?

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic – touch me I’m famous

It’s only just been announced, and it isn’t due out for a while, but the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is making a name for itself as a superstar, already, after starring in the last Batman film, and the new Britney Spears video (in which it was the best thing). As if that wasn’t good enough, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is also one of the most exciting mobile phones to come from the Finnish manufacturer for quite a while! Key to that is the fact that the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is the first mainstream touchscreen mobile phone Nokia have ever made. They’ve made others before, but this one is the first one to really catch the public’s eye, possibly because it’s the first touchscreen mobile phone Nokia have brought to the UK market that isn’t rubbish. In fact, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is about as far from ‘rubbish’ as it’s possible to be, with a stunning, sleek new interface, massive touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA and GPS. Basically, between this and the gorgeous Nokia N96, Nokia’s portfolio is getting very exciting!

That Modern Touch – Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97

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Anyone who likes touchscreen phones should be excited; the biggest brand in the industry has brought out not one, but TWO mobile phones: the sexy Nokia 5800 and the unbelievably mind-blowing Nokia N97.

Memories best forgotten – Nokia touchscreens in history

Many people are under the incorrect assumption that the Nokia 5800 is the first touchscreen phone to wear the Nokia label. It isn’t. Quite the opposite, in fact, there’s been several touchy-feely phones released under the Nokia name. Beginning with the 7700, we’ve seen a couple of Nokia mobile phones which are controlled by you pressing directly on the screen. They all had reasonably big (for their time) screens, but unfortunately, they shared something else: they were irredeemably rubbish. Just one of those mobile phones, the 6708, displayed a modicum potential, but that was made exclusively to be sold in China, and so, it never saw the light of day in the UK. Unfortunately, that meant that the phones we got were total, utter bobbins.

However, those bad memories have all been exorcised by the launch of a pair of new Nokia mobile phones, both of which have touchscreens, and both of which are much, much nicer…

Nokia 5800 – play that funky music

First on the roster is a completely new member of Nokia’s Xpress family of music mobile phones, the mouth-watering Nokia 5800. This one’s quite obviously built for music and media, as it has a separate XpressMedia touch-key that brings up a list of shortcuts to music, videos, the web, and more. Then, of course, the Nokia 5800 has a 3.2 inch touchscreen, to let you use those different media files. Basically, the Nokia 5800 was created to be a teeny handheld jukebox and movie player, and as music handsets go, this is easily one of the sexiest. The Nokia 5800 also comes with a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA data connection and GPS, so that it’s a brilliant all-rounder, on top of being a superb media player. Oh, and it’s got a strap to clip on an imitation guitar pick. Pointless, but brilliant.

Despite all those features, the Nokia 5800 is very definitely a mid-range handset; it’s not, nor was it ever meant to be, a full-on top-ender. That position falls to a different handset…

Nokia N97 – super-powered and ready to rock

With the Nokia 5800 on course to deliver touch-based mobile phones to the mid-range market, that leaves a huge, yawning gap at the very top-end, and yes, there IS a touch-based mobile phone on its way to take its place as the top-end powerhouse: the frankly awesome Nokia N97. This takes the same Symbian S60 Touch interface and crams it within the frame of a proper, full-fat smartphone. So it’s got a massive, 3.5 inch screen, a slide out QWERTY keypad, and the camera now weighs in at a meaty 5 megapixels. The Nokia N97 is, as should be glaringly obvious, destined to be the new flagship Nseries mobile phone, and it’s genuinely as powerful as the rumours had us believe, with HSDPA, GPS, digital compass, and built-in Flash, meaning you have an internet experience that tops any other mobile phones! Put it like this: the Nokia N97 is awesome. It easily outdoes other mobile phones and while the Nokia 5800 angles firmly for the mid-range, I’m predicting that the Nokia N97 will utterly DOMINATE the world in 2009!