12/15/2008 2:40:00 PM
Nokia's first ever touch screen phone set for February release
Nokia’s first ever touch screen phone, the 5800 XpressMusic, looks set to hit stores in February next year.
Nokia initially said that the device - the first specifically designed to house the Comes With Music service - would be available in time for Christmas. However, the manufacturer later revealed that the handset’s release would be delayed until the first quarter of 2009.
The 5800 XpressMusic is likely to be a welcome addition to Nokia’s range, with the Comes With Music service yet to take off as the manufacturer hoped. One of the reasons attributed to the slow start has been the lack of cutting edge handsets that the service has been available on.
A Nokia spokeswoman said: ‘There is no set date yet but we are looking to ship the 5800 XpressMusic in February’.
Mobile reported last week that Nokia is also understood to be preparing to offer Comes With Music on N96 handsets.