Nokia 5800 - First Real Contender to the Apple IPhone
By: Jim Martin
The Apple Iphone was a game changer in the hand held wireless phone market. It has inspired other established handset makers to rush to keep up and try to surpass the elegant look and feel of the ever popular Apple Iphone.
Finnish wireless handheld maker Nokia did not take long to respond to Apple's innovative corporate culture, with its introduction of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen handheld wireless phone.
The Nokia 5800 is indeed an impressive device. It sports a generous 3.2 inch widescreen display that responds to touch beautifully. Of course every phone in today's market needs a camera on board, but the Nokia 5800 does Apple one better with video recording capability-something that is sorely missed on the Apple Iphone.
Some would say that the Nokia 5800 is just "not as fun" as the Apple Iphone. Time will tell if that opinion stays in vogue.
Nokia has done a superb job in determining what consumers want from a smart phone. First of all, the phone is reliant on a high-speed 3G WiFi network, which makes browsing the Internet quick and easy.
The phone display also supports Flash, which seems like to a no-brainer for the wireless smart phone market these days. Flash is the software platform that the most online video services and web sites use to stream video.
True to its name, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone is a serious contender for the iPod itself. It is capable of 8 GB of memory, or about 4000 songs. It can be expanded to 16 GB with a removable memory card.
The phone also features a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. This feature is another no-brainer that should be included on any of today's music player wireless phones.
For inputting data, the Nokia 5800 features not only the standard QWERTY keyboard but also a stylus for scribbling messages on its touchscreen.
Good news: Often-used menus are easily accessible with a single click. This is a major shift for Nokia, since many of their standard phones bury simple things like an alarm clock and the Internet connectivity deep within nested menus.
So now the race is on for domination of the touch-screen wireless handheld market. The contenders in this market now seem to be threefold: the tried and true Apple Iphone, the new Android Gphone from Google, and now the much awaited Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone. Once Blackberry gets into the fray it should be a tremendous fight to see who comes out on top.
Who will determine who wins? The consumer, of course! Time will tell, but it should be an interesting race.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Tube - The New Generation Smart Phone
By: Gaurav S
Nokia unveiled its latest show stealer -the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic smart phone in London on 2nd October, 2008 and it seems the Nokia guys have a potential winner up their sleeves once more. You can get touchy feely fully with this S60 touch screen device and with features that can give the Apple's darling costly iPhone a run for its money, the new Nokia kid on the block must be giving sleepless nights to the Apple tech-heads.
Special features of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
This new Nokia with its jaw dropping features can really pose a big threat to Apple iPhone's huge market share. Finally some one has been able to come up with a handset that can directly challenge the iPhone's superior status.
Nokia 5800 features an intriguing double home screen add ons, a single touch rapidly functioning Media Bar and the Contacts Bar which enables one to access recent communication, sms, log book, favorites, setting and contacts with the press of a single key, just like the Media Bar, thanks to which you don't have to plumb through piles of files to get access to your favorite online or media content.
It has a wide screen resolution of 360X640 pixels that delivers outstanding picture quality in a rather disappointing 3.2 inch screen.
Shutterbugs will love the VGA video (30 frames/second) and the 3.2 mega pixel auto focus camera that delivers decent pictures.
You can enter text on the touch screen with the help of a stylus pen or a plectrum shaped alternative.
Instead of providing a huge number of nonsensical keys which can only help to add to the confusion and irritation, Nokia keeps the control keys to a bare minimum, thus ensuring hassle free smooth navigation. This makes real sense.
The main key embraces the call and end keys on each side. A 3 key combination completes the keypad below the giant touch screen along the lines of Renoir and Pixon.
The other feature-rich pointers that make it a gadget freak's dream handset are extremely powerful stereo surround speakers, 8 GB micro SD memory card which is expandable upto 16GB, TV out, 3.5 mm standard audio jack, HSDPA, 3G, quad band GSM support and other such hi-tech features. The Nokia 5800 also includes the Wi-fi capabilities which many smart phones still lacks including Apple Iphone.
This is a phone for the music junkies for it also comes equipped with an FM radio and Comes With Music service that allows unlimited downloads of music tracks for one year from Nokia music store catalog and the best part is that even after the expiry of the one year free offer, you get to retain all the tracks you have stored. The Nokia Music Store includes over two million tracks for your pleasure and that's ever increasing with the expansion of service.
This is a must buy for gizmo freaks and the experts believe Nokia is on the path to retain and strengthen its supremacy in the mobile world with the launch of this device.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - The Latest Trailblazer From the Nokia Stable
By: Gaurav S
With the launch of iPhone that has changed the face of mobile handsets forever, touch screen smart phones are the coolest things to flaunt this season. The mobile handset market has taken a leaf out of the book of the ever changing fashion world and is bringing out new and improved models every season with eye popping features that make you gasp in wonder.
Nokia 5800 vs. Apple iPhone
Nokia - the undisputed world leader in manufacturing mobile handsets is the latest to join the Tube smart phone bandwagon with its brand new model - Nokia 5800 XpressMusic that can readily throw a challenge to Apple's eye popper.
On pen and paper at least, Nokia's latest touch screen will be as good as, if not better than that of Apple's.
But Nokia's low price compared to Apple's pricey iPhone will tilt the scales in Nokia's favor. Added to it is the peace of mind factor and elitist appeal that accompany every Nokia dream gadget. The new Nokia smart kid on the block will set you back by 220 pounds (ex showroom price) which is way cheaper than its highly hyped rival.
If you compare the features given below you can easily anticipate how the battle of the smart phone gadgets will hot up once all 3 - Apple iPhone, Nokia 5800 and G1 from Google hit the market and gadget gurus like us have to play a wait and watch game to find out who claims the biggest market pie.
Highlights of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Compared to the iPhone , Nokia's display at 3.2 inches is decidedly smaller but is compensated for by a 30 frames/second recording and playback and 360X640 pixel resolution which translates into top of the line playback, recording and video quality.
A Carl Zeiss lens equipped 3.2 mega pixel camera enables you to click decent and sharp pictures. What really makes this smart phone a winner is the one touch video or image sharing facility that it comes with and it allows you to share pictures directly with your friends through this single touch option via social networking sites such as Facebook and Flickr.
It also features a drop down menu called Media Bar through which you can directly access the multitude of entertainment and music options it offers.
The main and most necessary features are very functional and predictably easy to use, which is another of Nokia's hallmarks and the layout of the icons can be easily understood.
The path breaking feature which will make this phone a surefire winner in the race is the feature - Comes With Music - that will permit users to get access to an unlimited number of tracks from Nokia's own music store for one whole year and after the offer expires after a year, all the tracks will remain in the phone memory.
It also features the most powerful built in stereo speakers in its category along with an FM Radio. Thus Nokia has a winner up its sleeves which will appeal both to music junkies and shutterbugs alike.