It seems Nokia is preparing to release a new version of its popular Nokia 5800 XpressMusic handset. According to sources at Taiwan handset component suppliers, the Finnish giant has ordered two million capacitive touchscreens, and the shipments of the new version of the handset are expected to begin in May-June.
The same sources claim that if everything goes as planned, Nokia will be rolling out more capacitive touchscreen-equipped devices in the future. The third quarter is the time when we’ll see some serious “capacitive action,” which includes some ultra-thin and QWERTY models, coming out from Finland.
Let’s hope there’s some merit in this story, cause I really believe capacitive (as opposed to resistive) touchscreen technology is the way to go. As far as I’m concerned, Nokia doesn’t have to release a new version of the Tube — a completely new device will work just as well. 😉