Saturday, February 7, 2009

Nokia N5800 XpressMusic Touchscreen - Nokia ‘Tube’ Specifications & Pricing Become Official

After a great deal of speculation, Nokia have officially detailed their new Nokia N5800 XpressMusic touchscreen cell phone – known as the Nokia Tube. Boasting a 3.2” 640×360 nHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen touchscreen display complete with tactile feedback, the Nokia Tube N5800 XpressMusic cell phone – which measures in at 111×51.7×15.5mm - comes with integrated 3.2 megapixel camera (complete with Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, 3x digital zoom and video capture capabilities up to 640×480 at 30fps) paired with a front mounted secondary camera allowing for video calling, an Alphanumeric and QWERTY keyboard (courtesy of the touchscreen) paired with handwriting recognition and, a ‘Dedicated Media Bar’ allowing for prompt access to the N5800’s image, video, music and web browsing features.

Set to become available in European HSDPA, North American HSDPA and GSM versions, additional highlights of what is, by anyone’s standards, a feature-packed handset, include integrated GPS, Wi-Fi and, of course, fully DAP (Digital Audio Player) functionality complete with Bass Boost, 8-band graphic equalizer, ‘stereo widening’ post processing and, for those determined to inflict their music tastes on others, built-in speakers. And, thanks to a bundled 8GB microSD card you shouldn’t find storage capacity to be a particular issue (and, just in case you do, you can always employ additional cards up to 16GB in capacity).Nokia’s Tube N5800 XpressMusic Touchscreen, which will be made available in black, blue or red and which is set to begin shipping this quarter, will set you back around $392 (roughly €284/£222 at the time of writing) for the unlocked version complete with the aforementioned 8GB microSD card.

Further detailed information and specifications can be attained via the now live Nokia Tube N5800 XpressMusic official site.