ESPOO, Finland – The Nokia 500, a colourful, sturdy looking handset with a powerful 1GHz processor under-the-hood has been officially announced.
Nokia has made a very aggressive move here by introducing the Nokia 500, an entry-level touchscreen phone, with a 1GHz processor.
The phone is packed to the gill with performance oozing out from every side, sporting a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a native resolution of 640×360 pixels, and a 5-megapixel camera at the rear with video-capture support.
The latest Symbian offering Anna is fed to this product, so the handset sports an all new UI, with pre-loaded Nokia Maps for free drive and navigation and loads of other apps can be downloaded from the Nokia Store.
The 1GHz processor is more-than-sufficient for intense multitasking between apps, and also like most recent smartphones it offers pentaband radio coverage, thus, world travellers will never be out of touch. Data speed is 3G equivalent with up to HSUPA . The phone is also the lightest Symbian^3 phone till date, weighing just 93g.
The handset has a decent battery life, with up to 5-7 hours of talk time, 450+ hours in stand-by and up to 35 hours of music playback, all this, despite the powerful processor working under-the-hood. The Nokia 500 will first be launched in Black and then, by the year end in white. Three snap-on covers will be shipped with the handset and later more colours like purple, azure blue, pink, coral red, orange and dark silver will make way to the pack.
The Nokia 500 will be available at only €150 before taxes and subsidies, and will be available from the third quarter of this year.