Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: a cat with 7 lives


Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a smartphone and portable entertainment device by Nokia. It was introduced on October 2, 2008 and released on November 27, 2008. Code-named “Tube”, it is the first touchscreen-equipped S60 device by Nokia. The version being s60v5. It’s part of the XpressMusic series of phones, which emphasizes music and multimedia playback. The touchscreen features tactile feedback (though it does not use Nokia’s Haptikos technology.)

A review of DStv Mobile and Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition

DStv Mobile promo banner

DStv Mobile is not exactly a new service. It was initially launched in 2007 but with FIFA World Cup around the corner, Multichoice (operators of DStv) found a need to re-launch the DStv Mobile service. The re-launch is a born out of a collaboration between DStv, MTN (Africa’s leading telecom operator) and Nokia (world leading […]

Skype now available for Nokia smartphones in Ovi Store

Nokia phones running Skype. Source:

More than 200 million smartphone users worldwide now have Skype at their fingertips Skype and Nokia has announced the release of Skype for Symbian, a Skype client for Nokia smartphones based on the Symbian platform, the world’s most popular smartphone platform. Skype for Symbian will allow Nokia smartphone users worldwide to use Skype on the […]

MTN Ghana Launches Mobile TV

Nokia N96 is a mobile TV compatible handset

Accra 28th May 2009 –    DStv Mobile from MTN now makes it possible for MTN  customers to tune in to their favourite DStv channels on their mobile handsets. This innovation is a result of a collaboration between MTN, DMTV and Nokia. With DStv Mobile from MTN innovation, 11 channel bouquet are available including Africa Magic, […]

My Mobile Life: A Life of Business and Pleasure

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

This article essentially seeks to review two contrasting Nokia phones, with the view of highlighting the major attributes of both devices respectively. Many mobile phones attempt to do everything from simple texting, to GPS navigation but these phones are better at some things than the others thus the need to classify them. Before now, I […]

Why I prefer Zain to MTN

Zain Africa CEO Mr Chris Gabriel selling a sim card to a new Zain Ghana customer at the flagship store in Osu on Oxford Street in Accra on the day the 3.5G network was launched.

I listened to Philip Sowah, the Country Manager of Zain Communications Ghana Limited, being interviewed on Joy FM‘s Super Morning show one morning in the last quarter of 2008. It was at the eve of Zain’s network launch in Ghana. One thing I remember clearly was him saying Zain Ghana has so much network capacity, […]