The music download space is about to get a little more crowded with Nokia launching its Comes With Music service on March 20th, which will take on the likes of iTunes and BigPond music.
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“While the hot-selling Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has already sold a million devices worldwide, Australians we will be among the first in the world to get their hands on a Comes With Music-enabled Nokia 5800 XpressMusic when it hits the stores next month,” said Emile Baak, General Manager, Nokia Australia and New Zealand.
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.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic handset comes with a graphic equalizer, 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 touch screen interface features a ‘Contacts Bar’ that lets consumers highlight four favourite 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.
The unit also 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. 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 5800 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.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic with 12 months subscription to Comes With Music is $979
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic with 18 months subscription to Comes With Music is$1109