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Details Leak On 2nd Gen Nokia Touchscreen Phone

Gordon Kelly


Details Leak On 2nd Gen Nokia Touchscreen Phone

The world + his wife + dog + best friend's clone living in a parallel universe identical to this one but without shrimp (one for the Buffy fans out there) know Nokia was late into the touchscreen game, but the Finns seem determined to make up for it...

A slew of touchscreen offerings are said to be in the works across both mid and high range sectors which means it is something of a shame the so-called '5530 XpressMusic' looks to be next.

Leaked by DailyMobile.se the handset will be extremely similar to the competent if underwhelming 5800 XpressMusic (pictured above), sporting a 2.9in resistive (no, no, no!) touchscreen, 3.2MP camera, WiFi, FM tuner, 150MB of native storage, microSDHC expansion slot and 3.5mm audio jack. Obvious - but omitted points - are compatibility with the Ovi store, HSDPA and Nokia Maps integration. Whether the mooted Nokia gesture input raises two fingers so soon seems unlikely.

As for release dates, I can't see Nokia getting its act together before Q3 by which time we should be on the end of a third generation iPhone, Palm Pre and wider choice of Android handsets.

It sucks being late out the gate, doesn't it guys...


via DailyMobile.se


April 14, 2009, 6:49 am

Mid-range, touch screen world domination...it's all so dull.

Wake me up when Nokia make something interesting.

(mind you- i'm also feeling more and more underwhelmed by the Palm Pre, the closer it gets to launch. Is it just me, or did palm start the PR bandwagon way too early? Feels like it's been pre-launch for years now, at that rate it'll be obsolete before it even gets to market!)


April 17, 2009, 3:54 pm

What's so bad about resistive?

At least I can use it with a glove/anything.

And also resistive have been proven to be far much more accurate than capacitive can be.


April 17, 2009, 4:11 pm

Fair points but resistive screens scratch much more easily and the lack of pressure needed to activate capacitive screens means they're just nicer to use in everyday circumstances, i.e. I seldom need to be more accurate than a finger (as opposed to a stylus) enables me to be and I would expect to take my gloves off to use a touch screen phone regardless of what sort of screen it uses - unless you're talking about being half way up a mountain, or something, where you need to keep your gloves on. In which case you wouldn't be using such a puny device anyway.


April 19, 2009, 2:07 pm

This article reeks of apple fan-boy ism. Rather unprofessioal frankly. I mean who other than apple cult members care if a screen is resistive or capacitive. Did you even know how to spell "capacitive" before the cult leaders trotted that one out, to deflect attention from the shortcomings of a phone that sports a primitive camera, did not have MMS or cut and paste, and cannot be used with out being tethered to proprietary software.

The unprofessionalism is underlined by described the Nokia 5800 as "underwhelming"? For whom? The millios of people that have bought the phone, making it one of the hottest selling devices out there, in just a short time? Oh right. No bias there then. What a waste of screen space this article was.

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