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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Adam Fraser Published by Adam Fraser Thu, May 7

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

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Adam Fraser Published by Adam Fraser Thu, May 7

If you love music on the move, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic should be at the top of your playlist, with Nokia’s all-you-can-eat (and keep) music download service Comes With Music in tow. This powerful touchscreen music phone comes with 8GB of storage tucked in its belly – enough for thousands of tunes – on a memory card that you can swap out to boost your library even further.

The high resolution 3.2-inch touch-sensitive display lets you flick through your song collection, watch widescreen videos, compose texts and emails, and plan your route to gigs using its GPS receiver and Nokia Maps. At the rear sits a 3.2 megapixel cameras that takes razor-sharp stills and smooth video recordings, which you can broadcast to the world through Ovi Share. A tidy homescreen gathers your friends and contacts in one place, with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity keeping your multimedia life bang up to date. Effortlessly easy to use, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic runs on the cutting edge S60 5th edition operating system so you can download new touch-specific apps from the Ovi Store.

They say

“The 5800 XpressMusic turned out to be the best Nokia example for audio quality to date”

GSMArena

If you only do one thing

Get stuck into Comes With Music, Nokia’s all-you-can-eat (and keep) music service, choosing from millions of songs at the poke of a finger. Enjoy the vibes with the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic’s built in stereo speakers, tweaking the tunes with a finger-friendly eight-band graphic equalizer.

Miscellany

It’s the Tube, but not as you know it

The long-awaited Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was known simply as the Nokia Tube up until its launch. The world’s most famous Tube is, of course, the London Underground. But did you know:

  • Despite being called the Underground, over half (55 per cent) of the network actually runs above ground.
  • The Circle Line was originally known as the Inner Circle Line, to distinguish it from three other Circle Lines operating in the late 19th century. The Middle Circle include Latimer Road and Kensington Olympia, the Outer Circle served East and North London, and the Super Outer Circle Line went as far as Cricklewood and Acton.
  • There is one fatal accident on the Underground for every 300 million journeys.
  • The typeface used for Tube signs is called New Johnston after its designer Edward Johnston. The diamond-shaped dot on its lower case i and j is called a tittle.
  • ‘Going Underground’ was the first number one single for The Jam.
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