Nokia’s digital music offering, Comes With Music, will be commercially available in Australia on 20 March 2009 together with the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia’s first mass market touchscreen device.

The Australian Nokia Music Store has over 4 million tracks from local and international artists. Consumers can either download direct to their 5800 XpressMusic handset or direct to PC and transfer the music across to the device and, unlike most subscription services, anything they download is theirs to keep.

Music lovers can stay connected to the music they like, yet no longer worry about the cost of purchasing music by single tracks or album.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

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As a handset, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers all the music essentials, including a graphic equaliser, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks and 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.

The touchscreen interface features an innovative ‘Contacts Bar’ which lets consumers highlight four favorite contacts on their home-screen and, through a single touch, track a digital history of recent text messages, emails, phone logs, photos and blog updates.

As people around the world use their phones in different ways, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers a variety of input methods including a virtual alphanumeric keypad, a virtual computer-style QWERTY keyboard, a pen stylus – and for true music enthusiasts, a plectrum will also be included in box.

The 3.2″ widescreen display brings photos, video clips and web content to life in vibrant color and true clarity. With a 16:9 aspect ratio and 30 frames-per-second playback and 25 fps recording, the device is ideal for VGA quality video recording and playback.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic also features a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and, with a single touch, images or videos can be shared via a favorite online community, such as Share on Ovi, Flickr, or Facebook.

Pricing and availability

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be available on various service provider plans and from leading retailers from 20 March 2009.

The recommended retail price for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic with 12 months subscription to Comes With Music is $979. The 5800 XpressMusic will also be available with selected service providers with an 18 month Comes With Music subscription at an RRP of $1109.

Source: Nokia