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Top 10 Nokia 5800 Xpress Music applications

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Having just upgraded my handset to the shiny new Nokia 5800 Xpress Music aka Tube, I thought it good to do a post showing the applications I have personally found to be the most useful on my 5800.

There are currently not many applications that support this sexy handset but given some time I am sure many new apps will become available.

Please note that my list of top 10 must have apps for the 5800 includes both free and premium services.

  1. fring – Lets you talk, chat and interact freely between: Skype, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, Twitter, Facebook, GoogleTalk, AIM, SIP, Gmail Notifier, LastFM, Orkut and Yandex
  2. JoikuSpot – Turns your mobile handset into a secure WLAN (Wi-Fi) HotSpot.
  3. Gmail – Google’s free email service – this is the best email service on earth.
  4. Google Maps – Possibly the best free mobile mapping software available.
  5. Opera Mini - The world’s most popular mobile Web browser
  6. File Zip – Easily zip and unzip files on your 5800 – Get it from the download menu on your handset.
  7. Accuweather – The best weather application on the 5800. It’s also in the download menu on handset.
  8. Best Screensnap – A cool application for taking screenshots. In the download menu on handset.
  9. Photoflow – This is a great application for viewing images. In the download menu on handset.
  10. Paint Pad – For those of us who love to draw. Available from the download menu on handset.

This is my current Top 10 and when more applications become available the list will change ;-)

fring welcomes the Nokia 5800 to the family

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

fringsters everywhere have been asking for it and we are happy to say the day has arrived that we invite the ever popular totally sexy Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic aka Tube to the fring family.

And before we go any further, a big shout out and thanks to those fringsters who were part of the early access group – your feedback has helped us create a fantastic fringing experience, tailor-made for the 5800’s touch screen capability and cool new features.

As most of you probably already know the 5800 comes with “3.2-inch haptic touch-screen, 3.2-megapixel AF camera with dual-LED flash, VGA front camera, A-GPS, HDSPA, and up to 16GB of storage via microSD” the features are so good that some in the industry have gone as far as calling the 5800 XpressMusic the “iPhone killer“ and looking at the amount of requests we received for support, I’d say they were not that far off.

So what are you still waiting for, go get it quick and as usual please let us know what you think ;-)

Have fun

The fring team

Nokia launches the 5800 XpressMusic codename Tube

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Update: fring now supports the all new Nokia 5800 – Get it here.

Hot on the tail of handsets like the iPhone 3G and the HTC G1, Nokia announced yesterday the release the much awaited 5800 XpressMusic codenamed TUBE. The 5800 XpressMusic is the first handset running on Symbian S60 5th edition.

This sexy looking handsets comes with some great features including “3.2-inch haptic touch-screen, 3.2-megapixel AF camera with dual-LED flash, VGA front camera, A-GPS, HDSPA, and up to 16GB of storage via microSD” the features are so good that some in the industry have gone as far as calling the 5800 XpressMusic the “iPhone killer“. It sure sounds like a killer handset and we cant wait to welcome this baby to the fring family.

Sadly though there is still no news on when this handset will reach the South African market.

Apple takes a back seat as Nokia plans to unveil ‘TUBE’

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Nokia the worlds largest cellphone manufacturer will unveil the much awaited “iPhone killer” at a media and analyst event in London next week. ‘TUBE’ Nokia’s first touch screen handset will according to industry insiders be priced cheaper for the higher-volume market than rival touch screen models.

The eye’s of the techno world are now fixed on October 2nd the day Nokia’s TUBE meets the world.

The boys over at Symbian-freak.com were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the elusive Nokia handset and they are now sharing it with the world. Thanks guys you rock!

Here’s to hoping Nokia likes my post so much they sends me a tube.. hint hint