Remember the 5800 XpressMusic? It's the first touch phone from Nokia, and saw a bumpy start here in the U.S., with units pulled from the shelves because of nonworking 3G connections. It later returned, and now gets a major upgrade in key areas such as responsiveness, data speeds, and camera features.The free update, available from Nokia's Software Update web site, brings with it some much-needed fixes for the 5800. According to Nokia, once users update their 5800s, they'll see faster mobile data downloads, see a better mobile email experience, and have a better search experience with a new built-in search tool. Other changes include:
Soren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Devices, Nokia, said in a prepared statement, "The update includes great improvements in the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. As mobile devices become more and more advanced, additional features and new functionalities are easy to install to the existing device. We recommend people to take advantage of the new features and upgrade their Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and get more from their existing device."
What's not clear is exactly which set of Nokia 5800s is supported. I've put in an email to Nokia's stateside PR team to verify whether or not the 5800 XpressMusic NAM (North American Version) will be able to take advantage of this update. I'll let you know what I hear back from them.