Nokia shipped 500 thousand 5800 XpressMusics in a month

We may not have been all that impressed with the 5800 XpressMusic when it launched back in October, but it looks like at least half a million other people were. During Nokia’s Q4 earnings call, CEO Olli Pekka Kallasvuo disclosed that over 500,000 5800’s have shipped in the last 30 days of the quarter alone. Then again, of course, he did say shipped, not sold.

Now, before you go comparing this to the 4.4 million handsets that other touchscreen phone maker managed to push, remember: the Nokia 5800 was only available in a handful of markets last quarter. Today marks its debut in the UK, which ought to make this quarter’s numbers all the more beastly.

Update: Just hours later, they’ve released a second number to let folks know that 500,000 in 30 days wasn’t their only landmark – all in all, they’ve shipped 1 million of them.