There’s been some controversy regarding the price of Nokia’s first full touchscreen phone, the Nokia 5800 XPressMusic. We reported a while back that it’s debut in Russia and Spain will come with a significantly higher price tag than what was previously announced. Now, some new information has surfaced showing that this high price tag actually includes some added perks.
Original reports pegged the 5800 XpressMusic phone for €429 or roughly $550 in Spain. However, this price includes a 100 Euro voucher for music downloads and a 3 month subscription to Nokia Maps Voice Navigation service. It’s still a €279 phone, but in fairness, that price does include some additional services and goodies. It’s a nice bundle although I would have preferred to have been given the option of just getting the phone as opposed to strictly limiting my purchase powers to the bundled package.