Nokia confirms 5800 Tube, plans low- to high-end touchscreen phones
Anssi Vanjoki, the Senior Vice President of Nokia Markets revealed that the world’s leading phone maker company is set to launch a touchscreen handset in the second half of the year. You can be sure Mr. Vanjoki talking about the highly anticipated Nokia 5800 Tube here.
Because of its touchscreen display, which is also a prominent feature of the iPhone, the 5800 XpressMedia is seemingly in a position to compete with Apple’s product. The Vice President speaks about that as well – in his opinion, the sales of iPhone will only boost the sales of multimedia handsets overall, which wireless carriers will undoubtedly find to be a very good issue.
As for the competition, Nokia seems to choose an unexpected path here and explore the niche of low-end touchscreen phones. The company will introduce touchscreen handsets to all price segments, that is, from the lowest to the highest, while their rivals concentrate on higher-end products only. What can I say, it would be pretty interesting to see cheaper, low-end phones with touchscreen functionality.
Nokia’s rival Samsung also plans their own touchscreen device, a neat and functional handset with a 3.2″ display named i900 Omnia.