Nokia 5800 Xpress Music Touch phone launched in India
Nokia launched its much awaited Touch Screen Music handset the Nokia 5800 in India.
Nokia 5800 Xpress Music is the ultimate music and entertainment device that will bring touch User Interface to a broad segment of Indian consumers as well as provide them with a newer & better way of experiencing music. The device along with offering a variety of input methods including a virtual alphanumeric keypad, a virtual computer-style QWERTY keyboard, also has a pen stylus and for true music enthusiasts, a plectrum.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a music and entertainment device complemented by a touch interface. Taking advantage of touch screen technology, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic introduces the ‘Media Bar’, a handy drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment, including favourite tracks, videos and photos. The Media Bar also offers a direct link to the Web and to online sharing.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers all the music essentials, including a graphic equalizer, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks and support for all main digital music formats, and a 3.5mm jack. Built-in surround sound stereo speakers offer the industry’s most powerful sound. The innovative ‘Contacts Bar’ lets consumers highlight four favorite contacts on their home-screen and, through a single touch, track a digital history of recent text messages, emails, phone logs, photos and blog updates.
At the launch, Nokia also announced the scheduled launch of the beta version of the Nokia Music Store and its tie-up with a host of international and Indian music companies giving Indian consumers an opportunity to discover and enjoy their favourite music from hundreds of regional and vernacular music labels.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Nokia said, “With more than 300 million music enabled devices sold, and a strong base of over 10 Nokia Music stores in operation globally, Nokia has been able to gain incredible amount of knowledge and insights on what people want in a music device and track important trends on how people consume music. We will continue to break new grounds in this space by building more and better services for our consumers.”
“Mobile music will continue to be a key priority area for Nokia in 2009 and our strategy is aimed at developing the market for mobile music by following a partnership driven model that enriches consumer experience with innovative devices, accessories and local content,” Mr.Vanjoki added.
Nokia Music Store, a part of the OVI, is an online music service that will deliver over a million tracks from global hits to local artists and provide Indian consumers the freedom to enjoy music at their fingertips. Everything works with one user interface, giving people the opportunity to connect to the music they want, in the way they want. The Nokia Music Store beta will go live in December 2008.
To enable locally relevant content, Nokia has tied up with leading international music companies – Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, EMI and Warner – and major independent Indian record labels including Tseries, Big Music, Yashraj and many more. The company is also planning to join hands with India’s leading music body, Indian Music Industry (IMI), a consortium of over 150 music companies, to give consumers an opportunity to discover and enjoy their favourite music across genres and languages.
Pricing and specs
Nokia 5800 will be available in India starting January 2009 for Rs.22000 approx
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