Nokia has formally announced the new Nokia 500 handset with 1Ghz processor and 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display.
Running Symbian Anna OS, the new Nokia 500 becomes the lightest Symbian^3 device with mere 93 grams of weight. Offered in six different colours which will vary by country, the new Nokia 500 handset will be available later this year at cost of 150 Euros, prior taxes and subsidies. There’s no clarity on when this device would be launched in India as yet.
Nokia 500 is aimed to be more affordable and mid-range mobile phone in the Symbian^3 range. Bearing a 1Ghz ARM architecture based processor, the Nokia 500 comes with 640×360 pixel resolution supporting 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display. This is a great news for those looking for a budget touchscreen device from Nokia.
At the back, the phone has good 5-megapixel camera to capture images and video in VGA (640×480) or one ninth of high definition ( nHD 640×532) resolutions. Nokia Maps with free walk and navigation features comes pre-installed in the 2GB onboard storage and capability to hold up to 32 GB memory card.
Nokia 500 promises 5.8 Mbps speed bandwidth with the 3G network. Other features of Nokia 500 includes Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), FM Radio, orientation sensor, compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and integrated GPS chip with A-GPS support.
Nokia has packed a 1110 mAh Li-Ion battery in the Nokia 500 handset and it offers up to 7 hours of talk time in the GSM network (2G) and up to 5 hours on the WCDMA (3G) Network.
The Nokia 500 will be offered in azure blue, black, coral red, purple, khaki and orange colours. Apart from that, the company will also offer Nokia 500 in hot pink and dark silver colour options.