Nokia 5800i XM shows up. Loses Wi-Fi connectivity

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is quite a hit for the Finnish cellphone maker, selling in excess of 1 million units a month for a while now.

And now it seems that Nokia is readying a small update to it’s first full touch handset in the form of Nokia 5800i XpressMusic phone.

Nokia 5800i XM just passed through FCC, and all the documents show pretty much the same handset, with similar specs and looks as the original 5800. Except for the Wi-Fi connectivity, which is lacking in Nokia 5800i.

Nokia 5800i XpressMusic

Nokia 5800i update looks rather strange for me. Former Nokia handset upgrades with the “i” index usually improved the specs and features of the device, while this one, with the removal of Wi-Fi antenna,  seems to be a minor downgrade.

On the other hand, the importance of a price in this market segment seems to be pretty significant. And if Nokia wants to have a device closer to XM5530 in price, but still able to take full advantage of Nokia services that need GPS location, Nokia 5800i XM might be that handset.

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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