The mobile phone is the most prolific consumer product invented to date, according to Google's futuristic musings . For this reason, in the digital01 awards we have been awarding the best terminals for four years in a row. This year, the first of the three finalists competing for the award for the best mobile phone of 2009 is one of the most anticipated of the year: the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic , nothing less than the first touch screen terminal from the Finnish firm .
The iPhone has caused a sensation. Last year it took home the digital01 award for best pocket computer of 2008 , and all the big brands have reacted with their own touch phones. That is what happens with this first Nokia bet , which is above all a musical mobile. Therefore, it shares both the surname and the common characteristics of the members of the Xpress Music family .
We are talking about elements such as the universal headphone output or the presence of a special chip for music , which has an impact on superior sound quality. All this stuffed into a terminal with an attractive design and aimed at the mass public , with the addition of touch control on its 3.2-inch screen , which we can control with our fingers, with a stylus or with a curious pointer in the form of guitar pick.
A screen that has a very good resolution of 640 x 360 pixel resolution . Despite being a mostly musical mobile, it is also a good terminal to watch video and surf the Internet . For this it has Wi-Fi and HSDPA connections for the network of networks, as well as other advanced telephone functions such as a GPS navigator (AGPS) with routes for cars and pedestrians, a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics or an output video for TV .
The best: It brings together high-end features at a fairly tight price , which will be around 300 euros in free version . Not counting the subsidies offered by the operators (at the moment Movistar has the exclusivity ), or the free one-year access to the Nokia Music Store with which it will come in 2009. To be the first Nokia touch mobile, it is not bad.
The worst: The only downside is that it has no built-in storage . To save a good number of songs, photos and video, we will need a microSD memory card . At least mind you, it comes with an 8GB card in the box .
Throughout today we will show you the strengths and weaknesses of the other two candidates for the digital01 award for the best mobile phone of 2009 : the Samsung Omnia and the Sony Ericsson Xperia .