The world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, has unveiled its much-awaited touchscreen handset. Called the 5800 XpressMusic phone, the phone has a large screen that measures 3.2 inch diagonally (640 by 360 pixels) with up to 16 million colors.
It has 81MB of internal memory and comes with an 8GB micro-SD card as standard equipment. Nokia 5800 runs on Nokia/Symbian’s S60 fifth edition operating system.
The handset is a GSM/EDGE/HSDPA 3G device along with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (with stereo audio) and USB 2.0 connectivity. It also has A-GPS and Nokia Maps for voice-guided navigation.
Nokia 5800 has a pair of stereo speakers and a 3.2 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a dual-LED flash. The battery life is reportedly as much as nine hours (GSM) or five hours (HSDPA), 35 hours for music playback or three hours of video. Standby time is up to 17 days.
Nokia 5800 supports both finger and stylus touch so users can use a stylus for text input or navigation if they like rather than the tip of their finger only.