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Nokia says touch-screen phone will be top seller

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo believes the vendor's recently-launched 5800 touch-screen handset has the potential to be its best seller ever.

Kallasvuo made the comment on a conference call to discuss Nokia's fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

The Finnish vendor brought the 5800 to market on 27 November and by the end of last year had sold more than half a million units, Kallasvuo said.

Nokia's results disappointed. Net profit and sales declined more than expected and the vendor predicted industry device volumes will slip by 10% next year, having previously said the decline would be around the 5% mark.

More on Nokia's Q4 results, including its plans to expand in the smartphone space and to create product combos - which definitely do not include giving the services away for free, CFO Rick Simonson insisted - on Total Telecom today.
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