Nokia confidently releases 5800 XpressMusic software update


It’s not all that often you see a company issue a press release for a firmware update (that is, except for our lovely iFriends in Cupertino – Apple invites the internet over for milk and cookies every time they think about releasing an update), but after all the bad press the 5800 got at launch, Nokia’s probably tryin’ its best to get the handset back in a positive light.

No matter the reason, the free 5800 XpressMusic update is here, and sounds looks like music to our eyes. According to the Finnish mobile juggernaut, the update offers improved performance and new “functionalities” including:

  • Faster user interface and faster download times
  • New camcorder features: second camera support for still image capture in addition to video calls, burst mode that allows people to take multiple pictures one after another without needing to repress the picture taking button
  • Mobile Dictionary: built-in dictionary functionality with voice playback of words utilizing text-to-speech technology, support for 38 languages
  • Application Update: with Application Update people can check for available updates for applications and update them directly in the device. Applications can also be kept up-to-date by setting the checking to automatic.

Get it while it’s hot.