Nokia launches Music Express 5800 in India to take on Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone: Rs. 31,000+
Nokia N96: Rs. 37,000+

Huh...masses in India have missed two beautiful mobile handsets in recent past. Apple disappointed over-enthusiastic Indian consumers waiting for iPhone. Some bloggers criticised Apple and its partner cellular companies (Airtel and Vodafone) by describing their move as-Most Expensive iPhones will be Sold in India. Nokia, lately, has come up with this real iPhone Killer: Music Express 5800. With (an expected) price tag of Rs. 20,000 this phone will certainly bring some delight in the lives of disappointed Indian consumers.

Unlike the iPhone which comes with a 2-megapixel camera, Nokia 5800, also a touchscreen, is equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, LED flash and video capability.
While the phone's virtual QWERTY keyboard is ideal for text messaging, email and instant messaging, the WiFi, 3G, GPRS, dual-band WCDMA, HSDPA, WLAN (802.11 b/g) and HSCSD support ensures wireless access to the internet.
The Symbian 60-based phone is capable of playing audio and video files in multiple formats and for the music or movie buffs, this is a boon as it comes with a whopping 8GB microSD card and for those who want more, an optional 16GB card.

Click here for full specifications of Nokia 5800 Music Express

According to International Business Times, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic wins hands down in several departments, including:

[1] A battery which is removable and has a better and longer life
[2] A better camera. Nokia has 3.2-megapixel camera with video recording capability as compared to iPhone's basic 2-megapixel camera
[3] A better screen resolution. Nokia's display screen is smaller than the iPhone (3.2-inch as against 3.5-inch) but the the resolution is better on the Nokia 5800 with 640x360 pixels against 480x320 pixels for the iPhone
[4] MMS support
[5] Adobe Flash support (Apple claims that Flash may slow down browsing on iPhone and hence the device does not support Flash)
[6] Voice command and dialing features which iPhone lacks
[7] Capability to sync with stereo Bluetooth or in-car Bluetooth handsfree, which iPhone cannot
[8] Ability to support file sharing feature including MP3, images and video files via Bluetooth, which iPhone cannot
[9] An internal GPS support as against external GPS fpr the iPhone
[10] Memory expansion slot. Apple's iPhone 3G comes with storage options of 8GB and 16GB models but cannot be further expanded and
[11] Pricing. Nokia 5800 is expected to be sold in the Indian market for Rs.20,000, at least Rs.10,000 cheaper than Apple iPhone 3G.


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