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Concept Images : Here Comes The Nokia Xpressmusic 5800, Communicator Edition

During an S60 webcast held yesterday, Nokia presented an all in one touchscreen concept smartphone that encompasses what essentially the Tube should have been in the first place, a serious business phone that comes with a serious proposition.

The device resurrects the familiar pencil box format - the hallmark of the Communicator family - and looks to have added a virtual keyboard to the Xpress 5800, which reminded us in the office of a recent XO/OLPC concept laptop that had a touchscreen that doubled as an input device (see below).

In effect, this adds a business twist to the Xpressmusic 5800, turning it into a Business phone.

Pictures of the concept device, which appeared on Cellpassion, show that the phone can be used both with fingers and with a stylus and could possibly sport a 640x320 pixels screen.

Rumours of a possible successor to the E90 communicator were first heard back in July when Chinese site IT168.com wrote about a device with a similar format but with a 5-megapixel autofocus digital camera and 8GB internal storage.

And why not read our pre-announcement "5 reasons why Nokia's Tube Xpress 5800 Smartphone Won't Make Android Or Apple's iPhone Shiver" article?

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.