Nokia's Problem Touch

12:35 PM -- Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) just can't get a break with its handset efforts in the U.S., it seems.

The Finnish firm has confirmed to the BBC that it is checking out an issue with its newly-launched 5800 touchscreen. The vendor has reportedly found that some of the new phones are having a problem with 3G connections and the device has been removed from sale at a couple of "flagship stores." (See Battle of the Smartphones.)

The Nokia 5800 "Xpress Music" is one of the firm's first touchscreen devices and has been available as a non-3G version for a while in Europe. (See Nokia: Touching 3G.) Nokia launched the $400 phone in the U.S. last week.

Nokia has been trying to reinvigorate its presence in the American market of late. The firm recently said that it will work with Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) on a new range of 3G phones. (See MWC: The Suesome Twosome .)

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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