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This is my 5th post on Nokia 5800.

So when I got to preview it, I told myself… not to forget to try the browser and maps!
… but in the end I did try both but I didnt take photos and videos of the browser.

Anyways, I did try the maps for a while though.

It was actually kinda slow when opening Nokia Maps… probably cos they still haven’t refine it in the prototype firmware.

Basically it’s the same Nokia Maps and interface as the one on current Nseries models. Same menu, same search bar, same zoon and unzoom buttons. I’ve only tried the map view. Left out the satellite view.

To move around the map, we only need to use our finger to touch and drag the map around. Touch the ‘+’ sign to zoom in and the ‘-’ sign to zoom out. Moving around the map was super slow. As well as zooming. Really hope this will be fixed in newer firmwares.

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14 Comments

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar

October 9th, 2008

phone looks gorgeous especially in the second pic!! great job once again jason! keep up the good job buddy! :D

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@ArunKarthik, thanks mate! More to come. hehehhe.. but are you still as excited as before?

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@smashpop, pretty much bro.. i know for sure that i’m getting this phone. but i might just wait a while for the price to drop even further.. i know, wishful thinking, but its possible right? plus my n80’s still doin a pretty good job even to this day! :P

BoyBawangNo Gravatar Reply:

@ArunKarthik,

I believe that this is the first device that Nokia wouldn’t want to drop it’s price ever.

October 9th, 2008

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mirrorNo Gravatar

October 10th, 2008

Although you didnt take any broswer photos or videos, could you tell as about your impressions using the browser?

Reading the 5th edition review by mobile-review I notice that the browser said to be the weak point of 5800XpressMusic.

Do you agree?

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@mirror, to be honest, the browser is exactly like the current S60 version but high resolution. hahah

navigating through the webpages are very easy,, just drag them with your finger… double tap to zoom in.

SandraNo Gravatar

October 20th, 2008

What browser does it use for accessing the internet?

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Sandra, the s60 browser just like the current nseries

ariyon176No Gravatar

October 26th, 2008

this fone have A-GPS??..How about the turn by turn navigation..must pay or free??

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@ariyon176, yes it has agps… turn by turn still need to pay la.. as usual

April 7th, 2009

I’m surprised that you said the opening loading is slow. Mine loads in 2-3 seconds.

To be frank, I found the GPS to be stronger than my previous N95. The signals are stronger and I can link without going online. My N95 just cannot gps without going online.

Looking at your video, I must say your is really slow? Is the the amount of memory you alot to it?

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Randy, please understand that you are looking at a post made in september 2008. wayyyyyy before the launch of 5800. the one in the video was still in prototype stage.

RandyNo Gravatar Reply:

@smashpop, aiks… paiseh.. LOL

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