Vodafone Lands Nokia 5800 Exclusive Edition

Find out what is so special about it...

So do we have something to lift you out your seats, brave the cold and charge down to your local hightstreet? Well yes, if you ”really, really” like blue…

Vodafone has announced an exclusive deal with Nokia to sell a blue edition of the recently released 5800 XpressMusic handset. We had no idea blue wasn’t already available since blue, red and black variants were all featured liberally in press photography (see below) but there you go.

As for the incidentals, well you’ll need at least a £25pm 18 month contact but three months free access to Sky TV’s mobile channels will be provided. Nokia also recently confirmed the 5800 has been a sales success shipping over one million units in its first month.

If you don’t Know your 5800 stats these are the highlights: a 3.2in LCD with tasty 640 x 360 native resolution, HSDPA, aGPS, WiFi and 3.2MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP is also welcome along with a 3.5mm headphone jack and up to nine hours of talk time. The 5800 is a chunky thing though at 15.5mm and you’ll be needing to make use of its microSD expansion slot given the paltry 81MB of native memory.

All in all it’s not bad for a midranger and Nokia clearly hasn’t been overly ambitious with its first touchscreen entry instead wisely looking to get the basics right. My brief hands-on suggests the interface is no iPhone killer, but that’s not really the point. It’s a tidy little handset and – vitally – now in ”blue”…!

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