Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

No iPhone indeed, but let’s give credit where credit is due, Nokia is the McDonalds of cell phones, you won’t get a gourmet meal, but you will get great value for your dollar.

Look, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has everything, including fully functional Bluetooth (music via blue tooth headset, Bluetooth data synchronization and file transfer), Video recorder, voice control, video calling (this is fantastic and works unlike some other implementations I’ve seen), SD card slot, MMS, Wifi, GPS, native support for multiple file formats including WMA without having to convert (you just drag it to the folder on the device), web browser (that does not just shut down on you), and works and feels like a Nokia (rugged, can take a beating, I’m on my 2nd iPhone).

I think they hit this one out the park; it has all the things we had hoped Apple would have delivered. Yes, it’s no iPhone, but what does that mean? The only failing here is the touch screen technology, it’s like the Verizon devices, not as sensitive but it works great. My only wish is that they include HD radio like the 5310 in the next version of this phone.

Oh, and did I mention 16 days on standby, 1.5 days of music play. I just came back from a business trip; there is nothing worse than running out of juice after 2hrs.

As cool as the iPhone is, this phone is real competition and will take significant market share from Apple.

RIM, Google, Microsoft, HTC, and now Nokia, I think we’re gonna have fun this winter, even if the economy is down the tubes, this is one tube I’d love to own.

Decide for yourself; take a look at the specs –

What’s the Score?

Level of Difficulty Low
Worth it? Yes!
Longevity Long
Cost $200

3 Responses to Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

  1. Denton Burr says:

    I agree that the Tube does have a chance to bite into Apple’s share of boutique smartphones.

    I am glad to finally see some competition to the iPhone and yes, Nokia makes some fairly rugged, reliable phones. I hope this is one of them.

  2. Darryl says:

    1 million Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phones shipped; sales in the UK debuted today

  3. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I
    clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

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