It’s official – Nokia 5800 has a new firmware upgrade v40.0.005
I know i have been late at putting this up but the sole reason for this was to confirm the authenticity of this upgrade and test it myself. However, i have not been able to test it myself because the new firmware is still not available on the Nokia servers for my region. I have it confirmed on the Nokia Update Finder that the upgrade does exist for my region and others too. Here is a list of all the products codes for Nokia 5800 which are eligible for this new upgrade.
With this new upgrade, we have a similar home screen like that of Nokia 5530. There is the much awaited kinetic scrolling but unfortunately not in the main menu, application menu and the browser which i feel are the main portions where we need kinetic scrolling. Anyways, it is better to have something than nothing at all. As we know with every upgrade, there is a significant touch response and overall performance improvements. Some of the phone menu icons have been changed. On the UI part, there are some additions which include new screen alarm, slide to unlock during call, new screen incoming call when the phone in locked. You also have an updated Real Player and Ovi Contacts installed. Another major change is the removal of the alphanumeric keypad in the landscape mode. Now on moving the phone, the portrait mode alphanumeric keypad changes to the full qwerty keypad.
This is a positive sign for all the Nokia 5800 users as this update has come after a very long time since the last one and proves that Nokia has not forgotten its first touch screen baby.