Nokia 5800 Xpress Media Tube shows it’s face

It did not take long for almost complete information about Nokia Tube full touchscreen phone to come out.

It looks like quite a few people were quietly sitting on the story and waited for a first hint from Nokia that they can go forward with the news. And after the first semi-official presentation, they did.

First was a Symbian-Freak with a live photo’s of the Nokia Tube:

Then, chimed in with the model number and full specs. The device in the pictures is Nokia 5800 XpressMedia phone.

Nokia 5800 Tube specs include:

  • Quad-Band GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz), EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA connectivity
  • 3.2″ 640×360 px (16:9 ratio) 16M color touchscreen display
  • 3.2 Megapixel camera with autofocus
  • Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 2.0
  • 140 MB of internal memory
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • TV-Out
  • Dimensions: 111x52x14.5mm
  • Weight: 104g

Nokia 5800 XpressMedia phone sports tactile feedback, but, unfortunately, comes without multi-touch support. So you’ll have to put up with a standard touchscreen functionality.

To tell the truth, I have a bit mixed feelings about this device. On the one hand, the specs list, apart of the camera, is pretty respectable. It’s also good that Nokia finally decided to move beyond the it’s Xpress Music phones, and optimize new handset for a wider media, including high quality video.

On the other hand, nothing in the feature list, or design really excites me. The only novelty here is a big touchscreen, with what appears to be traditional touch controls. But we’ve seen plenty of that coming out from LG, Samsung, HTC, Asus and plenty of others. And it still remains to be seen how well the touch UI works on a Nokia 5800 XpressMedia phone.

I hope that Nokia has some more and bigger surprises up it’s sleeve, and when they do get about announcing their new flagship device, it will stun everybody like it did with Nokia N95 in the fall of 2006.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • bazza

    Dont worry, i hear they will include a cancer cure as standard and for 10 euros extra you can get the world peace attachment.

  • David Gonzales

    Unfortunately, it still won’t be enough to solve that global warming thing.

  • bazza

    That is a job for the high-end version coming after this one.

  • tami

    awesome!! nokia has impressed me for the second time after the N82

  • BOWO

    slmt but nokia yg trs mmberikn yg trbaik but pengguna d slruh indonesia ………?????

  • ajay

    its awesome
    i liked it
    its 2nd i phone
    it wil compete wid i phone

  • Gurpreet singh

    hello nokia
    nice cell 5800……….tell me price for india…..

  • Staska

    If you mean connection to PC with Windows OS, then yes, sure, via Nokia PC
    Suite that comes with the phone. If you mean Windows Mobile – then no, it
    runs on Symbian S60

  • petra

    does it support windows?

  • Fazari

    Oh man…… this 5800 xpressmusic, i think it's the best……

    What size of external memory (microSD) does include in this nokia??

  • Taimoor javed

    If u want touch screen then go for iphone … Iphone is the bst in touch

  • Katherine Carranza

    Hello, I have a question, please help me I have lost the pencil of my nokia 5800, how can a I guet one of this???

  • FBZugBus

    by NOKIA – Service ;-)

  • Pricelooker

    Nokia 5800 is a superbly easy phone to use with great user interface. The Nokia 5800 has a screen dial-pad which is large enough to use with fingers.
    The 5800 has a large touch-screen interface which ideal for web browsing and one-touch web-surfing.

    The Nokia 5800 is designed to handle fast download speed and can easily beats the iPhone when it comes to speed and interface mobility. 5800 also comes with WiFi compatible, so you can get super fast data transfer speeds in the vicinity of a WLAN network or a WiFi Hotspot anywhere in the globe where you can find Wi-Fi hotspots.

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  • yemi

    from what i seen about the phone, i mean nokia 5800 xpressmusic is demn too good, even though i dont have it yet, but yet to have it.

  • yemi

    from what i seen about the phone, i mean nokia 5800 xpressmusic is demn too good, even though i dont have it yet, but yet to have it.