The year 2008 has been the year of the smartphones. With the release of Apple’s 3G iPhone, the G1 Google phone and the vast array of BlackBerry devices, touch-screens are taking over the mobile market.
And Finnish group Nokia has confirmed its latest product has started to be delivered – the 5800, which is the group’s first phone with a touch-screen and is its response to Apple’s iPhone.
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The group says the phone will soon be available in selected markets worldwide, including Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Finland. The group says the device will cost €279, or $549.
LG Electronics and Samsung have also produced touch-screen phones over the past two years, with the industry moving away from smaller models into larger touch-screen phones with “cloud computing” capabilities.