Update: Nokia 5800 NAM now available in Flagship stores, $50 voucher included
There has been a bit of confusion surrounding the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic release here in the U.S. since the devices apparently arrived at the Chicago and New York Flagship stores, but couldn’t be sold due to some inventory tracking issue. The folks over at The Boy Genius Report wasted no time and headed over to pick up the 5800 and post some first thoughts on the device. I have a Euro 5800 XM that I use with T-Mobile USA (doesn’t work with the NAM version on 3G anyways) and am quite happy with the device.
If you live outside of these two areas you can only pre-order it now on Nokia USA. I don’t know when these units will ship though.
The 5800 XM was actually one of the three phones I took with me on my recent cruise because it served as a rock solid phone, outstanding alarm clock, and media player while lasting for days on a single charge. The Nokia 5800 XM NAM version retails for US$399, which is about the same I paid for the Euro version. I would expect that you will find it online from other retailers, like Newegg.com, Buy.com, etc. in a few weeks for something around $350.
UPDATE: Mark found that Nokia decided to add some more goodnes to the 5800 NAM release with a $50 voucher for Amazon Video on Demand content. As stated in the Nokia press release, “For a limited time, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will also come with a 50 USD voucher for Amazon Video on Demand which allows you to download thousands of movies or TV titles as well as one month of free turn-by-turn voice guided navigation through Ovi Maps.” Maybe this is an attempt to help US buyers out since we don’t get access to the Comes with Music service.