Nokia has released a statement that the 5800 XpressMusic is now started to ship and is now available, or soon to be available in select markets around the world. Canada did not make the list and we are looking for a Q1 2009 launch through Rogers Wireless.
Here is a snippet of the press release that can be found here: “Nokia announced today that the highly anticipated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is now, or soon will be, available in select markets globally, including Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, among others. The latest in Nokia’s XpressMusic range, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic delivers an affordable music device with a touch screen interface to the mass market.
Aiming to put music into the hands of millions, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers all the music essentials including a graphic equalizer, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks, support for all main digital music formats, and a 3.5mm jack. Built-in surround sound stereo speakers offer the industry’s most powerful sound.”
In the meantime we found this cool video of a day in the life at the Nokia Test Center where they test all the mobile phones: