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Nokia 5800 finally gets official UK released date in 2009

nokia5800xpressmusic_8So they announced the 5800 with a big fanfare and great it looked to. But then the news slowly started to filter through that it wasn’t going to be out in the forth quarter after all, at least not in the UK.

But after a bit of hunting and a chat with someone in Nokia the 5800 is going to be released in the UK on the….. wait for it, 26th of January 2009. I hope everyone in Russia and Spain are enjoying it and why the UK has to endure such a delay I will never know.

It begs the question why can’t Nokia announce a handset and get it on sale within a couple of weeks like apple manage with the iPhone? We can but hope.

Oh and as we are mentioning release dates the N97 isn’t going to be out until May at the earliest and most likely June, that’s unless it slips or they release it into other markets first.

Bye Bye Nokia 5800, hello Nokia N97 iPhone killer

Well look what Nokia have just announced. The all new top of the range Nokia N97 complete with 3.5″ 640×360 screen, 5Mpix carl Zeiss camera and qwerty keyboard in a package just about the same size as an iPhone. But how does this sound as a quote from the press release, “From the desktop to the laptop and now to your pocket, the Nokia N97 is the most powerful, multi-sensory mobile computer in existence,” said Jonas Geust, Vice President, heading Nokia Nseries, it can’t arrive quick enough.

Sizing compared to iPhone.

Phone: 115 mm x 61 mm x 11 mm
iPhone 3G: 115.5 mm x 62.1 mm x 12.3 mm
Nokia N97: 117.2 mm x 55.3 mm x 15.9 mm

Not enough.., then how does 37hrs of music playback or 4.5 hrs of movie playback, so its got great battery life. The screen is 16×9 and pretty good resolution and with a cracking form factor, 32Gb of installed memory, this could be the phone to have in the first half of 09 when it should be released. I think I’m going to get one.

Update: Found a link to the full spec sheet – Enjoy – N97 Full spec sheet.
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Nokia delays the 5800 release until Q1 2009 for the UK market

Well who would have thought it Nokia has delayed the release of the 5800 Xpressmusic phone. Its set to take a bit of the fight to the iPhone, but at the bottom end of the market segment not the high end that the iPhone currently has all sown up.

But if you were hoping to get it before Christmas in the UK then you are out of luck, get something else I think Nokia will be hoping its one of the premium models like the N96 that just really don’t cut it. I can’t say that I’m not frustrated about the delay because I am. I mean they have already released it in Spain and Russia, lets hope they do some good work beta testing it for us to iron out the bugs before it comes to the UK, its the only solace I can take from it at the moment.

So if you don’t want an iPhone, don’t like Windows Mobile and think the G1 is satans child but do want a touch screen phone then you are going to have to wait until 2009 to get your hands on a Nokia 5800, bar humbug.

Nokias Junior iPhone rival slated for 2009 release

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What new mobile phone to get?

We all have this dilemma every 12 to 18 months when our contract is up and you fancy something new. My trusty Sony Ericsson has had its time and I fancy getting one of the new crop of full screen phones. But which one?

The ever popular iPhone is in the running but I just don’t think I can cope with the often sub 24hr battery life that most people seem to suffer from, yes it looks great and everything and it has loads of apps but its just not doing it for me. The new Blackberry Storm looks interesting but it lacks a few key features that I’m looking for.

So that leaves me with either the new HTC Touch HD or the Tube opps sorry Nokia 5800. Now one is very expensive even as an upgrade thats if your network has it and T-Mobile doesn’t (No the G1 isn’t an option) and the other should be cheaper but it might not be out until next year.

Choices choices I will report back when things get closer.

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