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.
It’s no secret that Nokia has been working on a touchscreen phone for a while now. Even if you haven’t heard about their device code-named “Tube”, you’ve got to figure they’ll need a direct competitor to the iPhone, HTC G1, and several offerings from Samsung and LG.
According to industry sources, Nokia will be officially announcing their the new handset at a media event on October 2nd in London.
Even if you didn’t know about the Nokia Tube touchscreen phone before, you knew that they had to be working on something more iPhone-like.
They have, and its been leaked–say hello to the Nokia 5800 XpressMedia.
Features of the 5800 XpressMedia are expected to be:
- 3.2-megapixel camera
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 3G support
- Wi-Fi support
- Smaller display than the iPhone but it will have higher resolution
- Vibration feedback
The features could change, but that’s what is believed to be coming.
The leak talks about a tentative announcement of the new handset later this year, meaning it could be coming late this year or early 2009.
After a life span of nearly 40-years, Sony has announced that they will end production of their CRT screens.
After moving nearly 280 million screens worldwide in televisions and computer monitors, the Sony will drop the Trinitron to continue its focus on LCD and OLED technology (you might remember a couple months ago Sony dropped rear projection for the same reason).