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Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic Starts Shipping

December 1, 2008 in Nokia Phone News
The 5800 XpressMusic is shipping...to select countries.

The 5800 XpressMusic is shipping...to select countries.

Originally code-named the Tube, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touch-screen midrange smartphone has officially started shipping to select countries, according to a Nokia press release. It’s part of the XpressMusic line, which generally means a lot of music-oriented features and plastic, but in all honesty the device is one of the few affordable touch-screen phones out there.

How affordable is affordable, you ask? Try 279 Euros ($359), unsubsidized.

Unfortunately, the list of countries actually getting the 5800 is rather…random. Included are Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Finland, but a previous article also mentioned Indonesia and the U.A.E. Of note is the lack of most European countries, excluding Nokia’s own native Finland. A previous article by Reuters suggested that Nokia’s strategy might be to focus on the more emerging markets rather than the established ones first.

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