October 02, 2008

Nokia all you can eat music and the S60 Touch UI is here

Nokia today has rolled out some cool new functionality today in a press meet. The big news includes Comes with music, an all you can eat music download serivice - buy it and keep it! currently available only in the UK. The company has also rolled out the S60 5 form factor featuring the long anticipated touch UI and the first device sporting the touch UI - teh Express Music 5800 - see video below. Interesting that the service will also be available to Nokia N95 8GB users.

With S60 5th Edition, the user interface is extended by the introduction of touch and with full support for tactile feedback. Enhanced display resolution support and a new Widescreen mode further compliments the touch UI and enables engaging visual experiences.

Also, for the first time, the platform includes a framework for the use of advanced sensor technology. This all allows S60 device manufacturers to create innovative new device concepts for a wider range of user segments, while preserving the rich capabilities of the existing software platform. The first S60 5th Edition based device, designed for music lovers, was announced today - the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

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