Nokia's First Touch Screen Phone Comes to Light
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Oct 2, 2008, 11:30 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Today Nokia announced the XpressMusic 5800, a new touch screen-based device that is aimed at the youth market. The 5800 will come with several different radio configurations, including one for European markets and a quad-band GSM/EDGE dual-band 850/1900 MHz HSDPA variant for North America. It also packs in stereo Bluetooth, a-GPS and Wi-Fi. The screen measure 3.2 inches across and 640 x 360 pixels for QVGA resolution. It uses touch-resistance (not touch-capacitance) technology for the touch screen and haptic feedback. Other specs include stereo speakers, a 3.5mm headset jack and a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flashes. The camera also shoots video at 30 frames per second. It will run S60 5th Edition, which is adapted to work with touch input. The updates to the S60 include a new contacts bar, a new media key and simplified menu systems. The 5800 will be boxed with lots of accessories, including an 8GB microSD card, though the phone will support cards up to 16GB. The phone will be available in European markets starting in the fourth quarter of 2008, and other markets, including the U.S., in the first quarter of 2009. Pricing information was not immediately disclosed.
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and please stop saying their 1st touch screen it is not!!
It is their 3rd touch screen. The 7700 was the 1st and the 7710, which I own, is the 2nd.
I've never heard of either one of them.
I think this is a very well rounded device.
2. It will have U.S. 3G bands.
I and it comes pre packaged with an 8GB card.
I'm not going to be naive enough though to hope for AT&T to pick it up, bc AT&T is addicted to offering they're customers txt'g phones. But refuses to carry the very best that Nokia has to offer.
what about us hard working people that aren't willing to get our kids a fancy phone?
either way, i will wait for future models. i am sure nokia will come out with something good like they always do.
This phone is dead before it even hits the market...
I would prefer a capacitive screen too, though. ☹️
..you lost me at resistive
I think manufacturers underestimate the impact this has on user experience.
Video of Nokia Touch!
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