The world’s biggest maker of mobile phones — Nokia — showcased some new technologies during a media event in Singapore.
Nokia unveiled its first touch sensitive handset — the world’s first mobile phone with a truly tactile keyboard. There are other firsts that the 5800 XPress Music phone brings:
1) A 3.2 inch diagonal screen that has one of the sharpest pictures to be seen on a hand phone
2) A 3.2 megapixel camera that uses professional Carl Zeiss optics and is good enough to shoot professional video clips for Web use
3) A web browser that supports the Flash format used by most Internet pages to display video…
4) A satellite-based maps tool also and other features.
The 5800 is a good quality music player optimised for downloading music with ease and sharing it with others. As in Google’s recent web browser that features the last few web pages one has visited, the new Nokia phone brings up the owner’s four favourite contacts with a single touch — complete with a recent history of messages exchanged.
What what one expect from a new smart phone built for the broadband or ‘3G’ era — is a physical QWERTY keyboard. Instead it offers a virtual touch keyboard