Nokia fans here in the US are most definitely used to waiting. First it was the long wait for Nokia to begin offering its Symbian handsets more widely in the US which then lead to the wait for a wider variety of S60 devices packing 850/1900 MHz WCDMA compatibility. While each of those issues have been addressed to some extent, there’s still the ever-present wait for NAM counterparts of handsets that have been available elsewhere for months. Enter the 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia’s first touch-enabled S60 5th Edition handset. Released months ago in some regions, it looks like North American Nokians will finally be able to get their mitts on the 5800 XpressMusic circa February 26th, a Thursday. This is apparently the date the handset will become available to US retailers however, so we wouldn’t expect units to actually be fulfilled for at least a few days thereafter. As for pricing, MSRP is set at $399 which has ballooned slightly from the ~$360 at which the handset was announced. All the same, Nokians looking to get their touch on will still be likely to jump on the 5800 especially considering a new round of rumors that suggest a delayed N97 release.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.