Nokia 5800 XpressMusic in the Philippines!
If you’re from the Philippines and a die-hard-Nokia fan, I bet you’re praying for the release of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic here in the Philippines. I just heard from my friends that Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was now released in some parts of Asia, specially Singapore and Hong Kong. I’m not really sure about these gossips, but I’m pretty sure it will be released here as late as January 2009 or as early as December 2008.
As we all know, this phone is Nokia’s first iPhone-like phone. It boasts a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, a whooping 8 Gigabytes of storage, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
Price? As usual, it will be higher compared to the international SRP of $200.00. If you’ll ask me, I assume it will be around PHP40,000 or… I’m really not sure, maybe… just maybe, it will be more than that! Do the math yourself, compare it to other overpriced gadgets here in the Philippines. Same with iPhone 3G that starts at roughly 42,000 Pesos, while the declared SRP in Apple’s website was only $199.00. Now that’s overpricing eh?
UPDATE: From Nikka Abes of Nokia Philippines through ABuggedLife.com. The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone is selling at a pre-order price of P20,000.00. Thanks to boybawang for the heads up.
UPDATE 01/09/09: The final price for Nokia 5800 is P19,990 and this phone will be officially available tomorrow! January 10, 2009 at the Nokia Store, B3 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City. One pre-ordered registration form equals one device.
The first 58 in line will bring home a Sennheiser HD-205 headset and two VIP passes to the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Hed Kandi Playlist Party on January 23, 2009 at A.Venue Hall, Makati Avenue, Makati City. This prize has a total value of Php 4,999! The next 100 in line will get a general access pass each to the same event , valued at Php 800.
To claim, bring a printed copy of the email that was sent to you by Nokia or the SMS that you’ve received from Nokia XpressMusic together with two valid IDs.
The Nokia store will be open for redemption from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
So what are you waiting for Nokia fanatics? Grab your Nokia 5800 now!