Finnish giant takes the wraps of its much-anticipated touchscreen device.Nokia has finally unveiled its great touch screen hope - until now know as the Tube - in the form of the 5800 XpressMusic.
Revealed at a special event in London this evening, the device will be available worldwide beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008 for an estimated 279 euros before taxes and subsidies.
Nokia claims this price point makes it the cheapsest touchscreen in the world.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic featuring will also be available in a Comes With Music edition early next year, with pricing details to follow.
It terms of spec, the 5800 will have 8GB of memory, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 3.2” 16:9 touchscreen display.
In terms of the latter, Nokia says functionaility will include a drop down menu (Media Bar) that provides direct access to content, including favourite tracks, videos and photos. The Media Bar also offers a direct link to the web and to online sharing.
It's also got a full touchscreen qwerty keypad, mini touch qwerty, sylus for writing, numeric touch keypad and - for wacky music stuff - a plectrum thingy.
Meanwhile, a ‘Contacts Bar’ lets users highlight four favorite contacts on their home-screen and, through a single touch, track a digital history of recent text messages, emails, phone logs, photos and blog updates.