Monday, December 1, 2008

First Nokia 5800 XpressMusic in the Philippines

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WE DID IT AGAIN! Photo shows the first commercial unit of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic in the Philippines. Technews got this from our friendly gadget "sari-sari" store in Hongkong.

Two major letdowns:

1) If iPhone has Apps Store and G1 has Android Market, the 5800 has no option that could let users download additional software and applications to the device.

2) The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic uses resistive rather than capacitive touchscreen technology. Device with Resistive touchscreens are best used with stylus and not with fingers. You need to give extra pressure with your taps and presses unlike the iPhone and the G1. The device compared to the G1 and the iPhone has a rough touchscreen UI.

I believe Nokia launched the 5800 Xpressmusic, the company's first touch screen device, just to be in the Touchscreen map being dominated by iPhone.

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