Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: Input Methods

This is my 3rd post on the 5800.

This time, let’s look at the different types of input methods on the 5800.

Basically there’s 4:

– Handwriting (suitable to be used if you are not writing English)
– Full qwerty keyboard (for 2 hands usage)
– Mini qwerty keyboard (it can be dragged to any part of the screen, suitable to be used if you are left handed)
– Numeric keypad (same like the typical phone keypad… good for.. erm.. driving? LOL)

Here’s a video of the different types of input methods.

Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

NEXT UP!!! Playing Videos on the 5800 XpressMusic!

  • ArunKarthik

    is that actually t9’ing in the video? or just normal alphanumeric?

    • smashpop

      @ArunKarthik, theres t9. don worry. please calm down.

      • ArunKarthik

        @smashpop, lol ok sry, its just that i cant live without t9!! anyway, looks awesome!

  • jaych3ong

    not bad^^

    • smashpop

      @jaych3ong, totally

  • Good input methods =)

    • smashpop

      @ahmike, agree. but the alphanumeric keypad is my fav

  • LVA

    hey nice post dude. can you please tell when will this baby come out in the retail stores, in Uk(united kingdoom) or for that fact any where in the world.

    Also,how the hell did you get your hands on it? what happend exactly =) please…

    Do you like the phone? i know its just a prototipe… but are there many lags?
    is there any way to get the phone now… trust me man i would sell my 13 year old brother just to get it as soon as posible… so please if there is a way, email me =)

    thanks dude =) once again, good post=)

    • smashpop

      @LVA, not sure. it might start shipping in dec? well hope it will be earlier ahhaah

      how the hell i got my hands on it? lol read this

      I LOVE the phone. Cant judge whether there will be lots of lags cos its just prototype.

      I would sell my house and car to get this now. but we just cant. ahahah

      • LVA

        @smashpop, well yeah i read it… but all it says that nokia invited you to this prewev… what did you do to get invited. what they just selected at rndom from the publick? and sorry sir would you like to come with us? hard to beleve =)))

        And heard that it will only bereleased in january… WTH??? doing busins managment… from a morketing point of veiw this is retarded… what abour x mas or new year???

        heard that shipment will start on 8 of October… How realistick is that?

        • smashpop

          @LVA, sorry for late reply. well.. im not sure why I was invited. just be thankful thats all.

          yea january.. very late huh..

          and nokia has just pushed the 8 octobar date to 2009

  • endlessz

    that’s going to take awhile to write a message..
    u can’t even type a message when u walk!
    should have input a keyboard like the HTC Touch Pro

  • BoyBawang

    Hi dude,
    Does the text prediction also works in the landscape-full-qwerty?

    • smashpop

      @BoyBawang, yes there’s text prediction in full qwerty

  • IncidentFlux

    Nice work with the Nokia 5800 updates, pretty comprehensive stuff here.

    Quck Qs…

    1. How fast does it get smudges?
    2. Scratch resistance? Easiest way of scrathing the screen or any other part.


    • smashpop

      @IncidentFlux, very fast.. dont even bother wiping it.. ahahhaa

      it is not scratch resistance. screen n sides

      • IncidentFlux


        If it scratches easily, this is very very serious, haven’t seen any sites testing this properly.

        Please post some long term scratch testing results when you get the chance.

        Thanks 🙂