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Yes, in HongKong, that is! The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone will be available on sale in HongKong market starting tonight midnight!

If you are in Hongkong, you can purchase the phone at HK$3980.

Here are some press photos of the launch event help recently, featuring artists like Ah Sa from Twins, Lam Fung and William Chan.

Thanks to my buddy Keith for providing these information to me.

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Categories: Apps, Reviews, Touchscreen, Videos

Found these video reviews by Mobile Burn and thought I should share with those that have not seen them.

Here you go. Enjoy the videos.


Design and Standby Screen


Messaging and Text Input


Menus and Web Browsing


Camera, Music and Apps

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We know that the 5800 XPM comes with a 3.2mpx Carl Zeiss optics with autofocus… but how does the camera perform? Is it capable of shooting nice photos?

Daily Mobile has come up with a few photos taken using the 5800.
Click on the individual photos to view the larger version(resized to 1024×768)

So what do you think?

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Here’s a video of the Nokia 5800 Introduction.

It highlights the main features of the XpressMusic device.

Enjoy

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When Nokia announced that the 5800 XPM will come with a 3.2megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, I was stunned… cos originally, I didn’t expect it to come with an Nseries level camera.

Anyways, when I got to preview the 5800 back in September, I tried taking some photos using the camera and I have to say, even with its very early firmware, it could take very good shots.

At 3.2megapixels, the 5800 can take photos up to 2048*1536pixels in resolution. That’s big enough I think (although it’s better if it’s a 5 megapixel camera but that also mean the price will increase).

Now let’s have  a look at 2 photos shot using the 5800.

A macro shot taken indoors. (Click here for a larger version)

Some of you might be worried that the photos do not look good.. but with some editing, a good photo will eventually become a great photo.

Edited brightness, contrast and blurred the sides of the photo a little. Now isn’t that a great photo taken using the 5800 XpressMusic?

Now this is an outdoor shot. (Click here for larger version)

Bear in mind that the original photo looks great… but you can always make it look better with some editing.

Looks great? Haha… added saturation, increased levels and added a little sharpness.

Now does the 5800 take good shots?.. or great shots? :D

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Here comes the comparison between the 2 touch device from Nokia and Apple.

Yes Nokia claimed that the 5800 XpressMusic device is not aimed to challenge the iPhone in any aspect…(but the upcoming Nseries touch definitely will) but there’s no harm comparing right?

Below is the table of comparison. Enjoy.

Feature Nokia 5800 Apple iPhone 3G

Touch user interface optimised for one-hand use with tactile feedback two-hand usage, multitouch

Screen 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

Keys and input method Stylus, finger and hand-writing, voice commands
finger

E-mail plain text (IMAP, POP, SMTP, Mail for Exchange) HTML (IMAP, POP, SMTP, Mail for Exchange)

Web browsing HTML, XHTML, WML, Javascript, Flash HTML, XHTML, WML, Javascript, no Flash

GPS free maps on the phone, voice navigation (optional), walk mode online maps only

Photo 3.2 MP, Carl Zeiss, dual LED flash 2 MP

Video 640×480, 30 fps, front camera for calls no video, no front camera

Music and audio playback stereo FM radio, 3.5mm jack, direct music store, not so easy sync easy sync, PC/Mac for music store

Ringtones mp3, video, lot of built-in crappy built-in, more available to purchase

Power 2G talk 8.8h, 3G talk 5h, standby 400h 2G talk 10h, 3G talk 5h, standby 300h

Browsing time 3.4h 5h

Video playback time 5h 7h

Music playback 35h 24h

Memory 8-16 GB, hot swap 8, 16GB

Bluetooth v2.0, tethering, sending files, vCard, A2DP (stereo sound), AVRCP (remote control) v2.0, mono, no tethering,
no sending files

Call extras caller name said during ring, video call

Loudspeaker stereo, very good (says Nokia)
okay

Personalisation profiles, themes, ring tones profiles

Software active standby with calendar, todo etc. passive standby with photo

photo and video editor photo editor

Colors Red, blue, black white, black

Connectors MicroSD, TV Out

So which one do you think is better?

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Hi all, this is my 6th post on the XpressMusic device.

This is how it looks like in camera mode. On the right you can see 5 keys. Exit, switch mode, flash, settings and options.

That’s me snapping myself with the 5800. lol…

Upon pressing and holding the camera key, the screen turns into a viewfinder very quickly. I’d say its probably 0.5 secs faster than my N82. Auto focus bracket is the same as other Nseries and the camera shutter sound too.

I didnt try recording videos with it.. but there are 2 modes in video recording… standard (4×3 ratio) and wide (16×9 ratio).. nice to play on the 5800 widescreen.

Here’s a video of the 5800 taking a photo of the N82.

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I was happily watching the latest music video by Britney and suddenly I spotted the new XpressMusic device.

It appeared in the video 3 times! Woot.

So Britney… when are you gonna write a review for the Nokia 5800? Haha

Watch the Womanizer video here

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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.

Here’s a video.

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I have 2 news for you. Good news and Bad news.
Which one do you wanna know first?

According to Reuter’s Paul Bolding, the most talked about Nokia phone, the latest XpressMusic model, will be released for 7 countries by year end.

Good news:

The 5800 XpressMusic will be release in India, Indonesia, The United Arab Emirates, HongKong, Taiwan, Russia and Spain by year end.

Bad news:

You will have to wait til 2009 if you are not from the 7 countries mentioned. HAHA

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This is my 4th post on the 5800.

Here are some photos of the device playing a video.

Looks damn good when watching videos on the wide screen eh?

Trust me… I witnessed it and the moment the video was played…. I nearly fainted… cos it was DAMN NICEEEE… not forgetting the super loud stereo speakers.

Now why is the 5800 so conveniently placed on the table? Did you realise it? Haha…

This is because, other than getting the cool casing, this 5800 stand is also provided in the package so that you can enjoy videos on the big screen while holding popcorn on your left hand and soft drinks on the other.

Somehow it reminds me of a photo frame stand. Haha…

OK here’s a video of the 5800 playing video… MUST WATCH!.. oh in the video I will show you where the speakers are… so watch out for that!

Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

In the video above, you will notice 3 empty buttons on the right side of the screen when the video was played. This is because the software is still under development as the 5800 is still under prototype stage.

Do you want to see more of 5800? Please leave a comment if you do.. or else I’ll go on with some other stuff instead :D

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This is my 2nd post about the new 5800 touchscreen music phone from Nokia.

Let’s talk about one of the accessories that comes with the 5800.

The casing.

It’s a hard case, that feels a bit rubberish… not quite sure of the material used but I just love the look of it.

Here’s a closer look at it. As you can see, the tiny holes allows us to catch a quick glimpse of the screen so if there’s a notification of any sort, we will get to see it.

Now gaming.

The 5800 comes with 2 games.

Bounce.

It’s a 3d version of the famous bouce game from Nokia. In this game, you control the movement of the rubber ball by sliding your fingers across the screen. Slide up to move the ball forward, slide down for backwards, slide left to turn left and slide right to turn right. Double click and you can make it jump… very useful when you need to jump across moving platforms.

Grand Raging Thunder

Note: This is not a screenshot of the version from 5800. This is a racing game that is controlled by tilting the phoen left and right, utilising the built in accelerometer. Watch the video below to see hwo this game is played on the 5800 XpressMusic.


Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

One more thing I have to tell you… N-Gage is not supported in this device. So if you are an N-gage player, then think if you really wanna get this 5800 ok.

NEXT UP!!! Nokia 5800 input methods.

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Categories: Devices, News, Opinions, Reviews, Touchscreen, Videos

Hi all,

Firstly, I’d like to thank Nokia for inviting me for a special preview of their upcoming device, the 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone.

According to Nokia, the target audience for this phone is the mid range market and youths. The price is 279 Euro before tax.

As usual, there has to be a photo of me holding the device. ahah

The 5800 will feature a screen with resolution 640*360px. It’s is also called the nHD screen because it is basically 1/9th of a HD screen. Let me show you a diagram I drew prior to this post.

The 5800 will be the first S60 touchscreen phone from Nokia and it will also be the most advanced XpressMusic device in it’s category.

Some of the features of the 5800 includes the new S60 5th edition and the latest version of the Symbian OS, 3.2mpx Carl Zeiss Optics camera, 30fps DVD-like video recording, dual LED flash and GPS.

Connectivity wise, it supports 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth and USB.

3.2inch wide screen… dual speakers

The top part of the phone spots an on/off button, 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB port.

The phone will come in 3 XpressMusic colours… yes you’ve guessed it. haha… red, blue and grey.

As you can see, the right side of the phone places the camera shutter button, touchscreen slider lock and the volume/zoom keys.

2 new innovations I like about the 5800.

- Haptic feedback: It feels very different from the other touchscreens I’ve tried. This one doesn’t feel like vibration. It feels more like erm… a 0.5mm nudge.. which feels a lot more solid than the rest. (Edit: The haptic felt like a general one.. not specifically at the spot you touch)

- Touch media bar key: Can you see the bright little logo next to the word “XpressMusic” above the screen? Thats the touch sensitive key. Once touched, the quick access media bar will appear.. (the red vertical bar in the photo) and gives access to Music, Photos, Share Online, Videos and Internet.

I’m sure by now you would have noticed the 4 little photos on the main screen.

You can actually set the photos to display the 4 most frequently contacted person so when you touch on their faces, the call logs, sms history and RSS feeds will be shown respectively in tabs.

The 2 keys at the bottom of the screen are dial pad and phonebook respectively.

Now ready for some videos?

In this post, I will show you guys 2 videos.

Video 1: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic accessing OVI Share Online.


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Video 2: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic playing music.


Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

What do you think of my preview post?
Do you like how the 5800 looks like?
Leave me a comment to tell me what’s on your mind.

NEXT UP!!! Playing VIDEOS on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone.

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