Nokia 5800 at £249 SIM Free in the UK on January 23rd

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Nokia's first S60 touch device, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, also known colloquially as the 'Tube', will go on sale in the UK on Friday 23rd January for £249 SIM Free (includes VAT). For the first week, it will be available exclusively through the Nokia Flagship Stores in Heathrow Terminal 5 and Regent Street. From Friday 30th January, the Nokia 5800 will then become available through Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile UK, Virgin Mobile, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U. You can now also pre-order the 5800 from Nokia's online store.

With a SIM free price of £250, the Nokia 5800 should be available, via operators, for 'free', even on mid tier tariffs.

Nokia 5800 Xpress Music

It is worth noting that a Comes with Music version of the 5800 will likely become available at a later date. Based on the cost of the N95 8GB and N96 'Comes with Music' editions, the 5800 'Comes with Music' edition will likely cost around £300. That's an impressive figure for a capable multimedia creation and consumption device that comes with a year of free music (and happens to be a phone too).

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