Nokia Australia Announces Comes With Music to Launch on 20th March 

The Australian Nokia Music Store has over 4 million tracks from local and international artists.

by Anna Grace Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Nokia's (NYSE: NOK) revolutionary digital music offer, Comes With Music, will be commercially available in Australia on 20 March 2009 together with the highly anticipated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia's first mass market touch screen device.

"While the hot-selling Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has already sold a million devices worldwide*, Australians we will be among the first in the world to get their hands on a Comes With Music-enabled Nokia 5800 XpressMusic when it hits the stores next month," said Emile Baak, General Manager, Nokia Australia and New Zealand.

"We believe that Comes With Music offers great value and will revolutionise the way music lovers can explore, discover and enjoy music. By combining Comes With Music with the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic we are providing a great music great offer on a great device," he said.

The Australian Nokia Music Store has over 4 million tracks from local and international artists. Consumers can either download direct to their 5800 XpressMusic handset or direct to PC and transfer the music across to the device and, unlike most subscription services, anything they download is theirs to keep.

"The fact that you get to keep your downloaded music is what makes Comes With Music unique and great value," Baak said.

Music lovers can stay connected to the music they like, yet no longer worry about the cost of purchasing music by single tracks or album. The freedom and simplicity of the service is unparalleled.

Nokia's other Comes With Music markets to date are the United Kingdom and Singapore.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

As a handset, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers all the music essentials, including a graphic equalizer, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks and support for all main digital music formats, and a 3.5mm jack.

Built-in surround sound stereo speakers offer the industry's most powerful sound.

The touch screen interface features an innovative 'Contacts Bar' which lets consumers highlight four favorite contacts on their home-screen and, through a single touch, track a digital history of recent text messages, emails, phone logs, photos and blog updates.

As people around the world use their phones in different ways, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers a variety of input methods including a virtual alphanumeric keypad, a virtual computer-style QWERTY keyboard, a pen stylus -- and for true music enthusiasts, a plectrum will also be included in box.

The 3.2" widescreen display brings photos, video clips and web content to life in vibrant color and true clarity. With a 16:9 aspect ratio and 30 frames-per-second playback and 25 fps recording, the device is ideal for VGA quality video recording and playback.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic also features a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and, with a single touch, images or videos can be shared via a favorite online community, such as Share on Ovi, Flickr, or Facebook.

Pricing and Availability

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be available on various service provider plans and from leading retailers from 20 March 2009.

The recommended retail price for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic with 12 months subscription to Comes With Music is 979 AUD. The 5800 XpressMusic will also be available with selected service providers with an 18 month Comes With Music subscription at an RRP of 1109 AUD.

Press photos of devices are available at

*Nokia announced on 23 January 2009 that it has shipped its millionth Nokia 5800 XpressMusic device.

About Nokia

Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developingand growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a keyarea of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.


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