In the Philippines, the Nokia E72 will ship for around P22,000.00
Hi guys, thanks for all the link backs and comments with regards to the E72 launch I covered. A lot of you were asking about the enhanced Navi key so over lunch I borrowed the E72 of one of the regional comms from Nokia and the product is the video you see above. I’m showing off how well the Navi key works in conjunction to the user interface. As you can see, it is very fast (who needs a touch screen anyway??). The Navi key really shines with the new multimedia menu especially when browsing through photos.
Ready for my photo barrage? It’s all after the jump.
The price of the 5800 XpressMusic is pegged at about P18,000 without tax so we can estimate this to be at the early P20,000 mark when it comes out officially (nota bene: this is only speculation, btu it gives you a rough estimate how much of your Christmas money to save).
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A bit of history: the XpressMusic line is Nokia’s flagship brand for anything and everything music. If the Nseries concentrates on multimedia (video mostly), the E series on corporate use, the XpressMusic line is distinct because it has two things – a separate high quality audio hardware (loud and crisp speakers) and a 3.5mm speaker jack. This is consistent throughout all the Nokia phones branded as XpressMusic.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone is Nokia’s first Nseries touch screen device as well. Nokia has had two other semi popular touch screen phones in the past – the Nokia 6708 and the Nokia 7710, released back in 2006. Here is a walk through of the various features. My first impressions were very positive as the touch screen integrates well into the device. Unlike the iPhone which is an SMS composing nightmare, the 5800 slightly vibrates each time you press a button. There are three text input modes available – full QWERTY keyboard, mini QWERTY keyboard and the traditional numerical keypad.