Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to get kinetic scrolling, widgets
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is getting a firmware update, which will introduce some new, quite welcome features - an enhanced homescreen, kinetic scrolling in some menus as well as improved camera performance and response time.
The enhanced homescreen will be like the one on N97, with all its contacts bar and widgets goodness. The kinetic scrolling update however is only partial at this stage - it will be applicable in the homescreen, the Contacts list and the web browser. The update is surely more than welcome but we cannot help but feel that it will make the UI on the 5800 even more inconsistent.
Imagine this - in some lists in the Nokia 5800, you use kinetic scrolling, in others - dragging, which requires a two taps to activate an item, and in icon-based menus use just one tap. Worse still - sweeping your finger upward in the Contacts bar will make the list scroll down, while in another menu that still uses the old dragging logic - it will scroll up.
Another benefit of the upcoming firmware update would be the improved response time and camera performance. When this update will be available for the 5800 XpressMusic remains to be seen but it'll should be shortly after the launch of its younger sibling - Nokia 5530 XpressMusic. According to the source the latter will come with all the new features straight out of the box.
All of a sudden the message alert tone is not working for me. I mean i do not get a tone for SMS even though there is a tone assigned and also the message indicator too does not show up. There are number of unread messages that i have received and are in my inbox.
Please can someone help.
richardl, 20 Jul 2009Where is the hole to insert the tylu, i cant see it in any of the photo. Only one are the rech... moreIf you're so concerned about the slot where you insert the stylus go through the photos of the review. Specifically the images on the 3rd page! You will find your answer there.
i have a 5800 but when i update my adobde flashlite 3.1 it is not getting updated .
can anyone help me out
Where is the hole to insert the tylu, i cant see it in any of the photo. Only one are the recharge hole and the audio output.
Really helps if could answer...^_^
Love the phone. Got it cheap too (AU$350!), however I'm having a little problem. Can't seem to edit pictures. When I select an editing option it just returns to the preview of the picture. Any one else have this problem?
Upcoming firmware upgrade for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to include kinetic scrolling
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In reply to the guy that cannot send sms. I think what you should do is got to settings->personal->profiles->then select general. Hope that helps. The problem that I'm having with my 5800xm is that when I save mp3s/songs on the phone. some of them just DONT WORK! It really is frustrating. Will be very appreciated if someone could help me
hey winura,i just got the nokia 5800. Didnt have any problem for now. But if it does,i will ask you. Do you have an email address or something? its hard for me to get in to gsm everyday.. By the way, i am from UK.
M.Zubair Ikram, 20 Jul 2009Thankx for the reply Winura. I have tried changing the operator (SIM Card) but the problem sti... moreIt is very hard to believe that it could be a fault of the handset. First try contacting your operator and then if it still doesn't make an improvement go ahead and claim warranty.
Just try going to your text message settings and check whether your message center number is properly saved.
richardl, 20 Jul 2009Hi, i know the plectrum comes with the phone, but what is it's use, is it supposed to be a sty... moreThe Plectrum is just the same as the stylus.
It for poking the touchscreen. ^_^
Hi, i know the plectrum comes with the phone, but what is it's use, is it supposed to be a stylus or wat?
So helpful if U COULD ANSWER
richardl, 20 Jul 2009i know that the 5800 comes with a stylus, but does anyone know if the stylus can be inserted i... moreYUP!
It comes witht a stylus that CAN be inserted on the phone. ^_^
Check the photos.
i know that the 5800 comes with a stylus, but does anyone know if the stylus can be inserted int othe phone for more efficient transportation; or is it completely separate meaning u have to bring both around everywhere?
HELP! I am thinking of choosing this phone...i just need to know the stylus
Winura, 20 Jul 2009Either your messaging service is suspended by your operator or you have accidentally deleted y... moreThankx for the reply Winura. I have tried changing the operator (SIM Card) but the problem still exists & i am still unable to send sms messages. Should i try the Nokia supplier & claim warranty?
Winura, 20 Jul 2009Yes the initial charge does matter. you should drain the stock charge before you do the initia... moreThanks for the advice Winura! Always a great help!
Just to let you know, your comments and suggestions are the reasons why Im getting this mobile.
I have my N95 for almost 2 years now, It's one of the best mobile I ever had (less the battery life, but it's partlyh my fault), and later tonight, I'll get a 5800XM.
I really really hope that I will be satisfied with this mobile. I know and have already accepted that the camera (of course) isn't any better. I personally want to have a touchscreen mobile, after weeks of hanging out at GSMarena, I decided to get this one. And the ONLY reason why I chose this over the S8000, S8300, Arena etc. is because of the battery life. A very simple fact but is most important to me. ^_^
So maybe after a week or two, I'll tell you guys how I feel about the 5800. And I am really hoping to write a review on how satisfied I am.