Orange Brings ‘Comes With Music’ on Nokia 5800 in UK
Orange has become the first operator in the UK to offer Nokia’s Comes with Music service exclusively on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Offering access to the Nokia Music Store with over 6 million tracks, Comes With Music will be available from Orange on the device across a selection of Orange pay monthly price plans and upgrades from Friday 29th May 2009.
Orange offers a free Nokia 5800 if clients sign up for packages, with monthly prices starting from £24.47. Its closest rival iPhone, without free music access, is free at rival O2 on contracts starting from £34.26.
Nokia 5900 XpressMusic Spotted: Real or Fake?
A number of pictures reveal what is said to be the Nokia 5900. The phone appears to be thinner than the 5800 and the word is it will feature a larger 3.5-inch touch-sensitive screen, along with a 3.5mm jack and a 5-megapixel camera. The source also claims the operating system remains the same as on the previous phone – Symbian S60 5th edition.
On first thoughts the 5900 looks fake for a number of reason. Firstly, Nokia hasn’t confirmed anything to say that such a phone was in the works. Apparently there’s no 3G support which is hard to believe. More importantly, however, the leaked photos are coming out of some random source in China, a country that we’ve come to associate with product knockoffs and clones.
Nokia 5800 Star Trek Limited Edition Announced
They have just revealed that a special Star Trek edition of your favorite Nokia 5800 will be released on May 1, 2009 exclusively via Phones4u.com
This version of the phone includes four special Star Trek animated screensavers, three Star Trek wallpapers and eight exclusive ringtones, including ‘Phazer Shot’, ‘Red Alert’ and ‘Kelvin Communicator’ and a special ‘Phazer Application’. The phone comes free on a £25 a month price contract and will be available in all colors- Red, Blue, Black/Silver.
The Nokia 5800 Star Trek limited edition will be available in a choice of blue, red and black/silver, FREE on a £25 a month contract with Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and O2.
Nokia 5800 (aka Tube) is UK’s Best Selling Portable Music Player
Nokia’s new adverts in UK claims that Nokia 5800 is the new highest selling portable music player. According to GFK Retail and Technology data, the Nokia 5800 was the top device in both volume and value in Q1 of 2009 in the UK. This makes it the best selling portable music player beating even the Apple Ipod.
The touch phone has well placed itself as a phone cum mp3 player in the market. Nokia 5800’s mega success has surprised the competitors, analysts and even the manufacturers. Nokia’s CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo recently said that the sales figures for 5800 are well beyond their expectations and this device has a potential to become the most sold Nokia phone EVER.
The latest adverts in UK says it all-
Sign Up With Nokia-UK and Win A Nokia 5800 Smartphone
Good News for UK folks: You can win a Nokia 5800 XPressMusic phone on just signing up with Nokia News UK. Just head on to 5800storepromo.co.uk and fill up your details like Name, Email and Mobile to enter the draw.
The program is open till 12th June 2009, 12:00p.m. GMT. The Program will allow participants to enter into a FREE prize draw where they have the chance to win one of five Nokia 5800 Xpress Music Device. Notification of winners will be on 19th June 2009.
Go ahead and sign up if you are based in UK!
Another Milestone: Nokia 5800 Shipments Reach 3 Million
Nokia has just declared their quarterly results of Q1 2009 today. And its no surprise to see Nokia 5800 XpressMusic as the star performer. Nokia had sold 2.6 million units of 5800 this quarter which takes the total to an amazing 3 million mark.
However the overall sales of Nokia in this recession period fell to 9.27 billion euros from 12.66 billion euros last year. Profit was €4 million, compared to €1.2 billion a year ago. Also, despite the sales drop Nokia’s market share has steady at 37 percent over the past two quarters, based on the company’s own estimates.
On a geographic basis, Nokia’s handset sales were down 13.2 percent year-on-year in Europe to 22.3 million and fell 17.3 percent in Asia-Pacific to 28.2 million. North America was the only growth area, where sales rose 31 percent to 3.4 million phones.
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