Nokia 5800 XpressMusic launching in India in November

Nokia plans to launch it’s first touch screen device – the 5800 XpressMusic, in India before the end of November (tentatively third week) and is most likely to be priced at Rs. 20,000 ($425). According to news, this phone is initially planned to launch in selected 7 countries by the year end before a seeing a launch in other countries.

Says Nokia India’s MD, D Shivakumar for the launch, “What iPhone did was to bring the touch element to a multi-media converged device. Since we are already the leader in converged devices in India, Nokia 5800 will be a revolutionary launch from our stable“.

For the uninitiated, 5800 XpressMusic is Nokia’s first offering to run on Symbian S60 5th Edition OS and has 8GB memory, stereo loudspeakers, 3.2 megapixel camera, motion sensor and GPS.

For the developers, Forum Nokia recently launched the S60 5th Edition SDK with APIs to extend and support various runtimes.

As a developer, i seem to be a little concerned, because the 5800 is said to support Flash Lite 3.0, but the product page in India makes no mention of it! I hope Nokia won’t disappoint us with the launch, because we need to see more Flash enabled handsets entering the market in India, thus enabling us to prepare and present a stronger Flash Lite user statistics chart.


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16 Comments Posted

  1. The launch of the Nokia 5800 is a very good piece of news for staunch Nokia supporters like me who had strayed to the Apple iPhone only because Nokia had no touch-screen devices in the market. Considering the iPhone’s steep and prohibitive pricing, (prohibitive at least as far as the Indian market is concerned),I see lots of iPhone wannabes buying the Tube even though the Tube is not expected to have multi-touch functionality aka the iPhone. However, as compensation for not having the multi-touch feature,the Tube will offer a keypad which is a big relief for compulsive texters and also those who use mobile web applications bigtime.

  2. Hey!!!!!!!!!! That’s a coooooooooooooooool Handset by NOKIA please if you can tell me when exactly this will going to be there in the market………….

  3. I am eagerly waiting for this. as i thought to purchase first NOKIA’s N-79 but when i saw this on nokia’s website I decided to take this only so please let me know ASAP……..

  4. The 5800 is not the first touchscreen phone by has had to failed attempts in the touchscreen realm…the 7710 and the 6708..get ur facts right editor…and it features a resistive display rather than the capacitive ones found on finger touch optimized divices like the iphone…

  5. the third week has started..

    i think it will be one of the best handsets by nokia in terms of looks and features..

    im waiting just to buy this phone from october…

  6. i am eagerly waiting for this handset!!!
    its jus a one of my dream cuming true by using OS of symbain S60 5th edition with touch of my fingers
    its superb till date in india as v kno the drawbacks of iphone of not having features like bluetooth n sms forwarding… its all nokia that can give us in a complete hand-set like 5800

  7. Nokia 5800 is now available in India for a price of Rs. 21, 839. Pre-booking for the handset commenced a week back and it was finally made available to eager Nokia enthusiasts yesterday. I got one for myself too. Its just a dream handset.

    • Hi, akshay i am mohd najeeb i want to puchase this handset nokia 5800 palese comments all info and function this handset thank you. my friend.

      • @mohd najeeb The Nokia 5800 is almost 5 years old and will not be available in the market anymore. You can however try on ebay to check if it is available for resale (although unlikely)!

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