Nokia 5800 firmware update 52.0.007 released [Increased touch screen sensitivity]

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Nokia’s age old and highly popular 5800 model was the first device to come out of the Finnish firm running a touch version of the Symbian operating system. While we didn’t care for it too much, a lot of people picked it up since they wanted to see what sort of “iPhone killer” the world’s largest handset maker could produce. Sadly however, this smartphone wasn’t meant to compete with the iPhone. It was meant for people looking for an inexpensive touch screen device, and as such it did remarkably well. Despite the hardware being two years old, we’re glad to report that Nokia is still supporting it, and today they’ve released a firmware update brining the system software to version 52.0.007.

Changes inside the 5 MB update include increased touch screen sensitivity, something that’s really important since we’re dealing with a resistive screen here, improved performance, multiple fixes for the WiFi connectivity, including a fix for the nasty bug that wouldn’t let you browse the Ovi Store over wireless LAN, Ovi Maps has been updated to version “v3.04 10wk32″, the browser has been updated to version 7.2.6.9, the image and video capture algorithms have been improved, and the speed of screen rotation from portrait to landscape has also been improved.

Truth be told, if you’re still carrying a 5800 in your pocket then it’s time to upgrade. The recently announced and currently shipping Nokia C6-01 is a mid range Symbian^3 device that not only runs the best version of Symbian to ever be released, but the specification bump is also welcome. You get the same 640 x 360 resolution screen, but this time it’s capacitive, and there’s a stainless steel body, versus the 5800′s plastic, you also get an 8 megapixel camera, a huge jump from the 3.2 megapixel in the 5800; best of all you get support for all five 3G bands, meaning regardless of operator or where you are in the world, you’re going to get high speed internet access.

[Via: All About Symbian]

  • Rumad4it

    Please get the facts straight. C 6 still has a resistive touch screen and only has a 5 megapixil camera. And it runs the same version of symbian as the 5800. Not much of an upgrade. And its not a 5 band phone. You got nothing right in your specs for the c6. Now if you meant c7, then you would be correct. Except for the price. Wow!

  • Clocky

    that review is not for C6 but for C6-1. they are different. change C6 with C6-1 in your article.

    • http://www.intomobile.com/ Stefan Constantinescu

      Eagle eyes! ;-)

      Not such big fan of Nokia’s new naming convention.

  • crimson pirate

    hey guys …

    i live in spain and we are still stuck here with version 50.0.005 … … nokia says that this is up to the provider (telefonica) … can i still get the 52.0.0.007 from somewhere else and if i do install it, will it cause problems with my provider (like crashes and such)? …

    • Tudor

      Good point: I’ve got 50.0.005, says a phone software update is available (phone update NOT pc suite), the 007 is listed but it lost the wifi connection while trying to update and I was not able anymore to restart it. Reinstalled the 005 but to no good. The pc suite DOES NOT list the 007 update as available.

      • Tudor

        Sorry, please read 52.0.005 instead of 50.0.005.

      • Tudor

        Sorry, please read 52.0.005 instead of 50.0.005.

      • Tudor

        Sorry, please read 52.0.005 instead of 50.0.005.

      • Tudor

        Sorry, please read 52.0.005 instead of 50.0.005.

    • Tudor

      Good point: I’ve got 50.0.005, says a phone software update is available (phone update NOT pc suite), the 007 is listed but it lost the wifi connection while trying to update and I was not able anymore to restart it. Reinstalled the 005 but to no good. The pc suite DOES NOT list the 007 update as available.

    • Tudor

      Good point: I’ve got 50.0.005, says a phone software update is available (phone update NOT pc suite), the 007 is listed but it lost the wifi connection while trying to update and I was not able anymore to restart it. Reinstalled the 005 but to no good. The pc suite DOES NOT list the 007 update as available.

    • Tudor

      Good point: I’ve got 50.0.005, says a phone software update is available (phone update NOT pc suite), the 007 is listed but it lost the wifi connection while trying to update and I was not able anymore to restart it. Reinstalled the 005 but to no good. The pc suite DOES NOT list the 007 update as available.

  • Tim

    Thanks for sharing the details of the update which I just got.  Haven’t tested it yet.

    Just for the record, I prefer the pinpoint accuracy of fingernail on resistive vs the fat finger prodding of capacitive, although I do miss the benefits of multi-touch.

    Also, I’ll take a scratched plastic screen over a shattered glass one any day, and I’ve seen a lot of smashed iPhone screens which owners can’t get replaced because it’s so expensive.

    Since you mention the “iPhone Killer” debate, the exciting new features with the iPhone 4 and iOS4 in mid 2010 included multi-tasking, folders for apps, and a front facing VGA camera.  The 5800 had all that in early 2008, for half the price, not to mention offline maps, and I can change my own battery and connect to any PC as USB storage.  I think the 5800 has always beaten the iPhone on value for money unless you’re a sucker for the hype and a fancy case.  But you’re right about the naming conventions.  Nokia are just idiots when it came to marketing.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000555635893 Ella Gunmen

    i downloaded this version and it ruined my phone completely. whenever i want to update another version it says feature not supported and closes the application, same thing with writing a new message and opening the web. i need a solution asap. thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000555635893 Ella Gunmen

    i downloaded this version and it ruined my phone completely. whenever i want to update another version it says feature not supported and closes the application, same thing with writing a new message and opening the web. i need a solution asap. thanks

  • arman ponce

    is it posible to go back to your previews update??

  • Imchutya

    down load kemnu karavanu pan

  • Codilanbrian

    where can i download it?

  • Manohar 4646

    Hey frd nokia 5800 new firmeware nw available v60 it really nice
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    increase phone speed 630mhz
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profritz Fritzell Dionson

    i can’t update my nokia 5800 phone my version 11. when i try to update using updater it says no updates is available.. how can i update my nokia 5800 phone?

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