Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nokia unveils 1GHz Symbian phone Nokia 500

Beleaguered cellphone maker Nokia has unveiled its first Symbian-based smartphone running on 1GHz processor, Nokia 500. Nokia 500 is based on the current version of Symbian OS, Anna.

Measuring 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm, the phone weighs 93 grams and comes with changeable back covers. Sporting a 3.2-inch capacitive touch display with a screen resolution of 640 x 360 pixels, Nokia 500 has a 5 megapixel camera.

The latest Symbian Anna OS mobile phone comes with a refreshed user interface (UI) and improved browser and split-screen messaging. The phone also has the latest version of Nokia Maps for free drive and walk navigation pre-installed.

The phone also packs a music player with FM and internet radio. There's a Social app that brings users all social media updates directly on the homescreen.

As for memory, the smartphone is equipped with 2GB memory expandable up to 32GB with micro-SD card. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi b/g, 3.5 mm jack and microUSB port.

Nokia claims that the smartphone's battery offers 5-7 hours talktime, 450+ hours standby or up to 35 hours of music playback. Nokia 500 is expected to come at a price of 150 euros (Rs 9500 approx) and is scheduled to hit markets in the third quarter of this year.