20 April 2009
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
UK's Best Selling Portable Music Player
Nokia UK claims that its first mass market touchscreen device has toppled Apple's iPod as UK's best-selling portable music player in 2009 which is not surprising at all considering that Nokia has managed to sold over 2.6 million units during the first quarter, with cumulative shipments of more than 3 million units since the 5800’s launch in late November 2008!
Latest GfK Retail and Technology UK figures for Jan-Mar 2009 have revealed that Nokia 5800 XM is 'The No.1 selling portable MP3 player in UK' in terms of both volume and values it defines a portable music player as any device capable to plays music and has a standard 3.5 mm audio jack.
Demand is likely high, UK operators selling phone still selling phone "like hot cakes" and the Finnish mobile phone giant claims that Nokia 5800 is now shipping at nearly one million units per month globally with little or no sign of slow down!
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has seen successful sales starts in a number of markets, including Spain, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Finland and especially Russia in November, with other territories including the UK, Singapore, Australia and the US couple of weeks ago.
"The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has been received very positively and this milestone is just further proof that people all over the world want a device that is not only a great music experience, but also makes the most of touch screen technology," said Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia.