Nokia takes on Apple
Nokia versus Apple
Nokia, the world`s top mobile phone maker, launched its free music package on October 1, 2008 issuing a challenge to Apple Inc`s dominance of the digital music market.
The Finnish company also launched its first touch-screen phone 5800 Xpressmusic to rival Apple`s popular iPhone.
Nokia said at an analyst and media event in London it would start selling the phone shortly, pricing it at 279 euros ($395) excluding subsidies and taxes, which it said was roughly half the price of the other main touch-screen phones on the market.