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Right out of the oven! Nokia just announced 2 new music devices modeled X6 and X3 at the current Nokia World 09 event at Stuttgart, Germany.

Nokia X6

It’s a whole new design for their music line and the X6 is the slimmest touchscreen device Nokia every produced at only 14mm thin! The X6 also packs with 32GB of internal memory, 3.2inches touchscreen and 35 hours of music playback.

The X6 is also a Comes With Music device. That means you can get music into your device right out of the box without the need to purchase anything extra. The 3.2inch touchscreen is suitable for viewing photos videos and the new contacts bar on the homescreen allows users to pack in 20 favourite contacts for easy access.

What other exciting stuff are there in the X6? 16 days standby time, a 5-megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, TV-out, video editing, online sharing, Nokia Music store, full web browser and Flash Lite support, A-GPS, Ovi Maps and Playlist DJ.

Gaming? YES! Spore is included, along with DJ Mix Tour and Asphalt4. The Nokia X6 will be available in the 4th quarter of 2009 and will be priced at about 459 Euro before tax and subsidies.

Nokia X3

The other Xseries device catered for a casual level of users is the X3. Unlike the X6, it runs on the usual Nokia S40 OS and it is the first S40 device with Ovi Store enabled.

The X3 comes with a 3.2megapixel camera, 2.2inch screen, stereo speakers and supports up to 16GB of memory via MicroSD card. It also comes with Bluetooth 2.1 for wireless music headsets and 3.5mm headphone jacks if you want to use your beloved music earphones.

The X3’s messaging feature spots the new Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging and Nokia Messaging 2.0 brings users’ existing email and IM accounts to the device.

The Nokia X3 will be available in the 4th quarter of 2009 and will be priced at about 115 Euro before tax and subsidies.

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The most popular Nokia touchscreen XpressMusic device has been turned into the new 5800 Navigation Edition this time and will be available in the market starting 3rd quarter of 2009 (notice the XpressMusic label is still on).

What do you get with this 5800 NE? A lifetime of voice-guided Drive and Walk navigation licenses for your region. Sweet :D

The 5800 Navigation Edition comes with all your guidance software needs as it comes with an in-box car charger (the one that comes with the N96) and Nokia car kit for you to mount the device to your vehicle.Apart from the voice-guided navigation (including valuable local traffic warnings), the latest version of Ovi Maps comes pre-installed, which allows you to search nearby points of interests and check out weather reports etc.

Check out this demo video of the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition.

The device is expected to be available in the 3rd quarter of this year and the estimated price is about 285 Euro before tax and subsidies. (Should be a little bit more expensive than the 5800 XpressMusic initial pricing)

What do you think of the device? do you like the chrome stylings?

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At the Nokia Connection 09 event currently held at Singapore, Nokia announced the 2nd Xpressmusic touchscreen device, the 5530 and also the successor of E71, one of the best selling Eseries device, the E72.

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic toucscreen

Taking its cue from the Nokia 5800, the 5530 has a full touch interface and a new home screen and Contacts Bar. The phone is now sleeker and smaller in size. Similar to the 5800, it has a large touchscreen with tactile feedback, 3.2mpx camera with LED flash, bluetooth, Wifi and EDGE. It also runs on the same OS as the 5800 and N97, which is Symbian S60 5th Edition.

This music device comes with all the music features one needs. The 5530 comes with a music player for all the stuff you download from the Nokia Music Store; widescreen video playback at 640×360; hot-swappable MicroSD slot (4GB included); and a standard 3.5mm audio plug for your rocking headsets.

The homescreen is all about quick access. The media bar shortcut available on the 5800 is still here on the 5530, but on the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, you can also define 4 shortcuts for the home screen (say, for Facebook or MySpace quick links). Also, one of the big additions, is the new Contact Bar that lets you have up to 20 contacts, making it easy to quickly call or send a message, review conversation history, or follow the contact’s feed. It’s like a quick dashboard on your 20 most important people. What’s more, add a pic to those contacts and your peeps are front-and-center.

Here’s a live shot of the 5530 at the current Nokia Connection 09 event at Singapore taken by Davidlian.

Now check out this hand on video of the Nokia 5530.

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic should start shipping in the third quarter of 2009 at around €199, retail, before taxes and subsidies.

Nokia E72

The all new Nokia E72 boasts a host of new features including optical scrolling and a 5 megapixel camera. The E72 bring the most successful QWERTY device from Nokia, which was the E71 and makes it even better. It’s super slim at only 10mm thick and has been refined with some sleek design touches and inside the device is treated to a range of user interface improvements too.

The optical navigation key makes scrolling through emails a breeze and also helps bounce around the menus quickly and easily. Imagine it being the optical mouse on your computer, or rather.. the trackball on IBM laptops… or something similar. The camera has been upgraded to a full five megapixels and heavy data users will love the support for up to 10.2Mbps connections over HSDPA. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can plug in any headphones you like to the E72.

Nokia Messaging is pre-installed on it (with a lifetime license) and now supports access and easy set up for Instant Messaging accounts including Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi, amongst others. Email set up is even easier than before through Nokia Messaging, Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler.

The E72 also comes with a magnetic compass, similar to the one on N97 and the 6210 Navigator. Maps is integrated and comes with a lifetime walk and 10 days of turn-by-turn navigation, if activated within the first three months. You don’t need to be worried about getting caught in the dark either – a single press on the spacebar key will activate the torch!

Here’s a live photo of the E72 from the same event by Budip

Now check out the hands on video.

The Nokia E72 is expected to begin shipping late in the third quarter of 2009 at an estimated retail price of €350 before taxes and subsidies

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Categories: Videos

Nokia Conversations posted a few hands on videos of the latest XpressMusic devices. Below are the videos.

Nokia 5730 XpressMusic HandsOn

Nokia 5330 XpressMusic HandsOn

Nokia 5030 XpressRadio HandsOn

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Categories: News

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE EVENT! YES YOU YOU YOU AND YOU!

Nokia will be having a Online Virtual event today(11.3.09) at 5pm-6pm (Malaysian Time) focusing on XpressMusic devices.

The tagline for this event is “Your Music Player is Ringing” and if im not mistaken, they will be introducing 3 new devices.

Key Nokia spokespersons, Jo Harlow, Senior VP, Nokia Mobile Phones and Liz Schimel, Global Head of Music, Entertainment and Communities, Nokia will also be at the virtual launch to present and share with you greater insights on the latest in the music industry, as well as Nokia’s latest music service offering.

There will be a Q&A session for everyone to ask questions so make yourself free and log on to events.nokia.com to witness the event Live!

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Categories: Apps

YOU GET A ROTARY STYLE DIALER ON 5800 TOUCHSCREEN! LOL!

Jamie Fuller, a homebrew coder from UK has actually produced a rotary dial applicaton that works on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic! He made it out of his free time just for fun. The application vibrates when the dialer is rotated.

Once you have done entering your friend’s phone number (by that time I think you have already wasted 5 minutes of your life.. but in a fun way) you can press Call and it will actually call that friend of yours!

P/s: Just make sure you don’t accidentally dial the wrong number.Haha.

Visit Jamie Fuller’s blog and download Rotary Dialer now!

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Categories: Events, Videos

I sense a rising craze in UK clubs soon.

Nokia has recently came up with Nokia Tube Dance… a set of funky dance moves done on touch-activated light up dance floor.

It is also in conjunction with the launch of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic in the UK and with the help of street dance ace George Sampson, Keith Lemon and and breakthrough artist W Brown, comes the innovative Tube Dance.

Check out the video.

There will be a Tube Dance tour around UK soon. For those interested, you can check out the schedules on its website NokiaTubeDance.com

If you wanna do the dance, there’s a visual tutorial too!

Now let’s do the Tube Dance! ahahhaahahhahahahahah >_>

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Remember the teaser post?

The 5800 XpressMusic was finally launched and went on sale in Malaysia on the 9th January 2009. The launch event took place at Pavilion, one of the trendiest shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.

The event started at 7pm and the entance of the mall was already crowded with curious passerbys, music lovers and 5800 fans.

There were performances by local acts along with a musical demonstration ala STOMP.

Many audience on the floor were called up on stage to play games and answer questions related to the Nokia 5800 XPM and everyone of them walked away with some Nokia goodie bags + merchandises.

I saw many people buying the 5800 on the event day itself and RM1499.00 is actually a very affordable price for such a powerhouse phone. Good job Nokia!

I then joined the other invited bloggers to the after party makan-makan and drinking session at La Bodega.

Check out this video I recorded of the event using the 5800 itself.

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Let’s have a look at the 5800 video recording quality.

I personally love the ability to record 16:9 widescreen(640*360) videos and that should be the default mode for everyone. aahaha… but I have also mentioned that the video recording is quite bad when its done indoors.

Lets have a look at videos I took yesterday using the different colour modes available, Normal, Sepia and Black & White. (Videos are not edited.. only added background music and captions…. but videos might be compressed a bit)


Normal mode… highest quality


Black & white… highest quality


Sepia mode… highest quality.

Now let’s have a look at how bad the video is when taken indoors.

IT’S THAT BAD. First time i record videos as grainy as this.

So what do you think? Can the 5800 satisfy your video recording needs?

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Categories: News, Touchscreen

I have the sudden urge to write a post to recap the launch of the 5800 XPM launch that took place in Hongkong recently.

Here goes.

On 24th November 2008, Nokia held a launch event featuring 3 famous HK celebrities, William Chan, Lam Fung and Charlene from Twins.

Here are 2 videos taken at the event.


General video covering the performances, the model and the phone.


Cantonese narrated video report done by Scoop TVB.

Some close up photos of the 5800 at the launch.

On 29th November 2008, a Nokia 5800 parade cum celebration was held at night in conjunction with the 5800 going on sale when the clock strikes midnight. Below are some photos.

At midnight, everyone was already queueing to buy the 5800 at phone shops.


This is CRAZY! (All photos above supplied by Keith.)

On 30th November 2008, someone who was at the midnight event bought the 5800 and posted photos of his experience and unboxing process on the net. Check out the photos below.


“Its 11:54pm. I m waiting 4 my 5800 to come^^”


“Yeah! Got You!”


“5800 and accessories in the package”

Thanks hidetoshi for sharing his experience.

So there you go! Super Coverage Post: Nokia 5800 Launch in HK.

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Categories: Touchscreen, Videos

I found 2 somewhat related videos on Youtube.

Video 1: Taiwan students doing dragonball performance at the recent Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic event held at their university.

Video 2: An unboxing video of the Nokia 5800….


It’s not in English.. but who cares right? Hahahaha

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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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Categories: Apps, Themes, Tips & Tricks

If you do own these one of these 3 phones than you are in for something nice.. ahah

Nokia just released some audio themes that you can install and it totally modifies your ringtones, sms tones, alarm tones, slide up and slide down tones etc…

“Audio themes feature allows you to personalize the user interface sounds of your phone. Audio themes are offered in packages which contain several sound files of a common theme. The packages contain usually the normal profile sounds (e.g. ringing tones, message alerts, clock alert, calendar alarm) but also sounds for phone handling (e.g. fold open, fold close) and menu events (enter menu, leave menu).

Your phone supports audio themes if you can find this icon in the menu (personalization/themes). If your phone supports audio themes you can download additional theme packages from this page.”

Download 5 of the audio themes here. (Right click and select “Save link as”)

Nokia_Audio_theme_Electricity.SIS
726.40 KB

Nokia_Audio_theme_Hardrock.SIS
768.60 KB

Nokia_Audio_theme_Jazz.SIS
646.10 KB

Nokia_Audio_theme_Safari.SIS
715.30 KB

Nokia_Audio_theme_Videogame.SIS
296.10 KB

To Install:
Download a theme by clicking a corresponding package. If you are using your mobile phone for downloading, the browser will automatically start to install SIS-packages after the download is completed. You may also download themes to your PC and then transfer them to your phone or install them using PC Suite.

To Uninstall:
Installed themes may be removed using Application manager on your mobile phone. ‘Remove’ option in Audio themes application removes only themes saved by the user, not the ones installed as SIS-packages.

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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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Categories: News, Promotions, Videos

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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Categories: News

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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