@ Nokia Remix Live: First Touch-Screen, Comes With Music, EMI On Board, Plectrum Included

imageI took the front-row at London’s charming Camden Palace gig venue for Nokia (NYSE: NOK) Remix – an event with announcements the handset maker had shrouded in mystery but which had been rumored online for weeks… the launch of its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music program and its first mass-market touch-screen handset, the 5800, aka “Tube”. So, the only unknowns are the details….Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Release. Comes With Music release.

The 5800 has comes with both a stylus and a “plectrum” as well as its finger-touch UI, packs Flash in to its on-board web browser and uses a new version of Symbian S60 to add a home screen packing a contacts bar for four friends and a media bar accommodating photo feeds from Ovi, Flickr et al. Cost will be 279 euros, and will start launching in the UK during the fourth-quarter. Next year, it will be for sale with the Comes With Music service.

Comes With Music, entertainment EVP Tero Ojanpera sort of confirmed, will have no fair-use policy: “The prices disappear, the candy store is open; no prices, no worries. More detail at mocoNews.net