Fans of the Nokia XpressMusic phones rejoice! You can now get your hands on the 5800 XpressMusic in the U.S. on Cincinnati Bell Wireless. While you could buy the device in the country before, you could only do so at an unsubsidized price, shelling out about $400.
On Cincinnati Bell, the smartphone will cost $149 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate. But besides the lower price, this device remains the same as it is in other countries and as it's unsubsidized counterpart.
Standard features include GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 3.2-inch 360 x 640 touchscreen, a web browser and more. We don't know if the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will make it to other U.S. carriers, but for now, at least you have one option.
If you live in Canada and can't get enough of smartphone, touchscreen goodness, you're in luck. You will soon be able to get your hands on the Samsung Omnia on Bell. Yes, this does provide you with another option in a sea of options, but there can never be too much variety, right?
The rumored release date is between April 9th and the 12th at the moment. This release should actually go rather well, especially considering how popular the Omnia is in the U.S. on Verizon.
And just in case you've forgotten, the Samsung Omnia is a touchscreen smartphone that runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro. It features a 240 x 400 rez 3.2" touchscreen, EV-DO Rev. 0/Rev. A, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 5-megapixel camera with features like auto focus and face stabilization and video playback. Pricing hasn't been revealed as of yet, but if current Bell handsets are any indicator, the Omnia should go for about $200.