No Nokia 5800 this Christmas for most of the mature markets

Although Nokia said that its new 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone would be available “worldwide” by the year’s end, it seems that most of the mature mobile markets won’t be getting the handset in time for Christmas.

The latest details revealed by Reuters are to bring sadness in the hearts of many Nokia fans who have been patiently waiting for the Finns’ first touchscreen smartphone.

Apparently, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will go on sale by the end of 2008 only in the following markets: India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the UAE, Spain and Russia.

No UK, North America or China. These markets will only be getting the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic in 2009, at the same time with most of the other countries that aren’t included in the above list.

As a short recap, here are the main specs of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic:

  • 3.2-inch TFT touchscreen with 16 mil. colors and 360 x 640 pixels
  • Quad-band GSM, dual-band HSDPA connectivity
  • GPS & A-GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Wi-Fi, full Web browser
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC+ player, MPEG4 / WMV/ 3GP player
  • 3.15 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, flash, autofocus and VGA video recording
  • 81MB of internal memory + 8GB on a MicroSDHC card

The retail price of 5800 XpressMusic will be of €279 ($384), subsidies and taxes aside.

According to industry analysts, Nokia plans to sell about 10 million touchscreen handsets in 2009, but my guess is that  this number won’t be reached with the 5800 XpressMusic only. 

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Rebecca

    Nokia 5800 is a exellent quality phone- wich will stay in good condition for a well over 3 years.
    The price for a Nokia 5800 is between $560.00-$700.00 to buy on prepaid.
    At the moment for a cap/plan is $49 cap plan and your commitment to the phone is $59.00 per month.
    This phone is Australian made and is Australian owned, and is a money back gurrantee along with a exchange depending on your position. No, sorry we dont hold exchange in anyother countries but Australia, new zealand, America, Serbia, Croatia, Turkey, Italy, Iraq, macedonia and Germany.
    Although if are from any other countries that we didn't name than you can exchange the phone under the circumstance of you paying the shipping from Australia and back again.
    Our acconomy sell's only the best of the best mobile phones.
    If you are not happy with our mobile phones than you are more than welcome to come and visit us at our website and check out some of our other deals our you can contact us on (03)9856-4785
    Thank you
    manager of Nokia store in watergardens, Australia.