Nokia 5800 to largely miss holiday shopping season

Only a handful of markets will get the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music before year's end.

Most people will have to wait until 2009 for the Nokia 5800. Nokia

When Nokia introduced its new 5800 Xpress Music on Thursday, it promised that the device would ship to Europe and Asia during the fourth quarter of this year. Reuters, however, is now reporting that the touch-screen music phone will miss the holiday shopping season in most markets.

According to the report, the 5800 will arrive only in India, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, and Spain by the end of the year. Other countries, including the United States and Canada, will have to wait until 2009.

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