Nokia’s Tube touchphone in time for Xmas?

Reg Hardware reported a Nokia touch-based handset could hit shelves in time for holiday shopping.

Devinder Kishore, Nokia India’s marketing director, confirmed that the company has been working on

“the Series 60 platform for touchscreen user interface, and a mobile device is expected to be launched by the year-end.”

Though Kishore didn’t mention any specific handsets, its assumed he’s referring to the Xpress 5800, called the Tube. While the handset maker has already admitted such a phone is in the works, the company hasn’t said when it will be available. And while photos of the Tube have been circulating, not has been made official in the way of features.