The 5800 Xpress Music is finally in the house! I wanted to bring you the unboxing as soon as possible, so please pardon my very sore throat. Expect a flood of coverage soon, if you want me to cover anything specific make sure you leave them in the comments section. Enjoy!
[digg-me]Sadly, I still haven’t been able to get my hands on a 5800 yet, but that has not stopped me from scouting the internet for the best Nokia 5800 (N97/S60 v5) themes. Here is a collection of eight polished themes for you to have fun with. Click on the image to download.
Update – I have personally tried some of these themes (marked with a ***) on a 5800 I could get hold of for a little while and they worked just fine. However, to be safe – install the themes on the microSD so that in case something goes wrong you can simply pop the card out and prevent any damage.
So without further adieu here is the first theme:
- ***At the top of the list is Winter Time by none other than Pizero. Download here.
- Cool by Valepunto again. Download here.
- ***One of my favourites, Winter v2 by Blue Ray. Download here.
- A nice plain white theme with a deceptive name. Download here.
- ***The last theme, Autumn by Blue Ray. Download Here.
If you appetite for themes has still not been satisfied, Daily Mobile has a link to a megapack of ten 5800 themes. Download Here. Have you come across any other good looking 5800/S60 v5 theme? If so, please share.
Please make sure you install the themes on the microSD and not in the phone memory. In the eventuality that you face a problem with any theme, simply remove the memory card and restart the device. Next simply pop the microSD inside and uninstall the theme.
[digg-me]As of a few hours ago the much awaited Nokia 5800 Xpress Music handset has gone on sale in India at price fluctuating between Rs. 20-22,000 (450$) depending on the dealer and region. To reflect this development, the Nokia India website has also switched from displaying ‘Soon your touch will play music’ to the above – NOW!
The handset comes bundled with a pair of Sennheiser LX90 earphones (pictured above) and the retail package contains the headset, data cable, TV-out cable, carrying case, Video Stand, a 8 GB microSD, a plectrum chord and the usual contents. The 5800 also comes packed with over 250 tracks.
The above begs the question, are you getting your’s? I meanwhile will try to get my hands on it as soon as possible. If you have already gotten your’s please share your experiences with the ‘Tube’.
via: S60 Blog
Tnkgrl has put up a killer video demostrating the new Street View capable version of Google Maps on the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music. The video shows just how easy, pleasing and seamless navigating through maps is with touch and a large screen. The street view feature is especially nice, all in all a video worth checking out if not for the maps but for the promise S60 touch holds.
The above is probably one of the first unboxing videos of the 5800 Xpress Music to have come out. The video comes to us from Russia where the phone had gone on sale for the first time on Wednesday. The Nokia flagship store had a total of 120 units, all of which were sold within 30 minutes with about 900 people putting themselves in the waiting list for the next batch.
Unfortunately, the video is in Russian, but should still give you an idea of what to expect from the retail package of the 5800.
As part of my Birthday celebrations, Nokia today announced that they had started shipping the 5800 Xpress Music in select countries around the world including Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, among others. What such an announcement usually means is that you should start seeing the 5800 in stores near you within a week or two. The price will vary from region to region, however in India it is expected to retail at around the Rs. 21,000 mark. This press release means that we could see the 5800 come out in December itself, and not January like we had earlier heard.
Meanwhile to add to the celebrations, a new campaign has been announced for S60 Ambassadors in India and South East Asia. The campaign is open for 12 weeks starting Nov 27th, and will be based on the Nokia E-mail Service. It will feature the usual loaner device for Report of the Week award, and either the BH-800 headset or the BH-501 headphones for the top 10% of NES Ambassadors at the end of the campaign.