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Nokia officially announces 5800 XpressMusic, aka ‘Tube’

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At a press even today, cell phone giant Nokia officially announced the 5800 XpressMusic, formerly referred to as the ‘Tube’.

The 5800 is a touchscreen phone running the latest version of Nokia’s Symbian operating system, S60 5th Edition (or S60 Touch) and will include:

  • Support for Quad-band GSM with 850/1900 WCDMA, Quad-band GSM with 900/2100 and Quad-band GSM with no 3G
  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display, 640 x 360 with tactile feedback
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with Zeiss optics, able to record video at 30fps
  • 1320 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • Stereo speakers
  • Proximity sensor
  • Available in black, red and blue

Sounds pretty solid but was hoping for a little more.

Look for it to be available later this year for without Nokia’s Comes with Music service for just under $400, then a version that includes Comes with Music will be coming sometime next year.

Check out a few videos of it in action here.

[Via BGR and Engadget]

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Warner joins Nokia’s Comes With Music

Nokia’s Comes With Music program got more support as the third largest music label, Warner Music Group, has signed on joining Universal Music Group International and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

What is Comes With Music?

Comes With Music is a music download service being built by Nokia that will give people who buy a compatible Nokia device the ability to access an unlimited number of music tracks for 1-year and after that year even if the user doesn’t continue to pay for the service the music they’ve downloaded. Plus, you’ll be able to transfer songs to your PC so you won’t be stuck having to play them on your handset.

The Comes With Music program is expected to launch later this year.

Check out the full press release here if you’re interested.

[Via Engadget]