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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Nokia brings out 1GHz Symbian phone Nokia 500

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Beleaguered cellphone maker Nokia has brought out Nokia 500its 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.

Nokia 500 Data Sheet
Planned Market Introduction: Q3 2011
Category: Smartphones
Nokia 500 Key Features

1 GHz processor and WLAN for fast access to Nokia 500 Symbian OS Annafreeapplicationsand entertainment.
  • Download free applications from Ovi Store
  • Enjoy full web browsing with pinch zooming
    Play your favorite tunes from your music carousel
Make it your own with changeable covers and multiple home screens
  • Express your individuality with colorful, interchangeable back covers
  • Personalize your multiple home screens with your favorite applications, themes and pictures
Get your friends’ updates straight to your home screen
  • Chat with friends instantly on What’s App and other popular chat clients
  • Share your status and get friends’ social networks updates directly to your home screen
  • Check your emails on the move
Connectivity
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g
  • HSDPA up to 14.4 Mbps, SUPA up to 5.8 Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • A-GPS
  • Micro-USB connector and charging
  • 3.5 mm Nokia audio connector
Additional Features
  • Symbian Anna for faster browsing and enhanced touch user interface including portrait QWERTY keyboard and split-screen messaging

  • 5 MP camera, video capture
  • Ovi Maps with free global drive and walk navigation, Here and Now, and Gig Finder (Please check for availability in your country) to find great events near you
  • Ovi Store for apps and other entertainment content
  • Music player, stereo FM radio, thousands of free internet radio stations
  • Easy access to WLAN through home screen widget
Nokia Standard Sales Package Includes
  • Nokia 500 handset
  • Nokia Battery BL-4U, 1110 mAh
  • Nokia Charger AC-8 or AC-15
  • Nokia Headset WH-102
  • Connectivity Cable CA-101D
  • 2 additional battery covers
Nokia Original Accessories
  • Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-505
  • Nokia Mini Speaker MD-11
  • Nokia 32 GB microSD Card
Colors
  • Black (available from Q3 2011)
  • White (available from Q4 2011)
  • Battery covers: black, orange, khaki, purple, coral red, azure blue (green, pink, silver dark available from Q4 2011)
Technical Profile
  • System: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • OS: Symbian Anna
  • Dimensions: 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm (L x W x T)
  • Weight: 93 g
  • Display: 3.2 inch nHD capacitive touch, 640x360 pixels, widescreen 16:9, 16M colors
  • Memory: Internal user memory 2 GB (eMMC), support up to 32 GB micro-SD card
Operating times
  • Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) Up to 7 h/ up to 5 h
  • Standby time: (GSM/WCDMA) Up to 500 h/ up to 455 h
  • Music playback: Up to 35 h
  • Video playback: Up to 5.3 h


26 comments:

sailaxmi said...

nokia mobile brands always make me excited because of its user frendly feature and "look and feel" appeal. this time i find more exciting feature is 5 mega pixel camera and comes with changeable back covers,..etc.. all these we get in low cost of Rs.9500...Iam dying to see this dream product....

suri said...

Nokia recently launched the new Nokia 500, a new Symbian smartphone powered by the Symbian Anna OS. All of you who were expecting to see a high end smartphone which could compete with Android heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy S 2 or the HTC Sensation, be disappointed. It’s just a standard Symbian touchscreen phone with a 1 GHz processor. Except bumping up the clock speed, Nokia doesn’t seem to have put in any effort at all, in the Nokia 500.

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pramod singh kandasi said...

A nice, informative, article pramod. I've read about this release on a couple of other sites, and some of the posters are upset because there is no GPU; but they totally miss the fact that this is an entry level device! The price point and naming convention confirms 'entry level' status. Just not understanding how some folks want the specs to be similar to N8 at this price point. Some Nokia diehards are just unreasonable!

vijaykumar said...

Nokia just launched a new generation low end touchscreen handse

vijaykumar said...

nice phone nokia 500 because best features and 5MP Autofocus camera

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suri said...

The 500 looks similar to the previously announced N9, though it has a smaller 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 640 x 360 pixel resolution. Nokia is positioning the 500 as a lower-cost alternative to the N9, and has equipped it with interchangeable back covers for easy personalization. The back houses a 5 megapixel camera with video capture.

suri said...

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.

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preeti said...

Carry the headset in the included pouch when not in use, or wear it securely around you head for easy mobility.

preeti said...

Carry the headset in the included pouch when not in use, or wear it securely around you head for easy mobility.

preeti said...

Carry the headset in the included pouch when not in use, or wear it securely around you head for easy mobility.

preeti said...

he Nokia 500 may match its older stablemate for screen size and resolution, but significantly it's equipped with a capacitive touchscreen rather than the older resistive style on the Nokia 5230, which should make for a far more seamless and intuitive user experience.

preeti said...

ther goodies you can look forward to from the Nokia 500 include its Wi-Fi support and the pair of extra interchangeable battery covers that come with it in the box. In short, it's a massive step forward, and while you can't get your hands on the Nokia 500 just yet, there's no question that it'll be worth the wait!

preeti said...

It's a similar story with the camera. With just a 2-megapixel sensor on board and video recording limited to VGA-quality clips, the Nokia 5230 is no match for the Nokia 500's 5-megapixel camera and its 720p video support.

preeti said...

In terms of overall dimensions there's not a lot in it, with the Nokia 500 a couple of millimetres wider but 1.4mm thinner, though it does weigh a full 22g less than the Nokia 5230.

preeti said...

The Nokia 500 is the latest addition to the Symbian fold, and like the Nokia E6 and Nokia X7 before it, it comes running the latest Symbian Anna operating system. But unlike those handsets it doesn't fall into Nokia's existing naming convention, but instead introduces a

preeti said...

The Nokia 500 also matches its C Series stablemates for screen resolutionat 360 x 640 pixels, though unlike the resistive-only Nokia C5-03 it features a capacitive touch panel

preeti said...

Battery-wise, the 1110mAh cell isn't far short of the 1200mAh unit offered by the Nokia E7 and Nokia N8, but with that 1GHz processor to power, it's no real surprise. All told you should be good for up to 7 hours of talktime, or up to 500 hours on standby.

preeti said...

Sounds like a great starter smartphone. For the price I know I'd rather have this than a cheap Android. Don't why Nokia is following samsung cheap phone campaigns and compromising on quality i don't find anything eye catching in this phone.

preeti said...

In pricing the Nokia 500 at €150 before local taxes and subsidies, Nokia isn't aiming at other Nokia handsets but rather at every budget smartphone rival out there, and most notably the competition from Android. It's certainly a price that will be hard to beat.

preeti said...

The Galaxy Ace includes features such as DLNA support and the ability to act as a Wi-Fi hotspot that the Nokia 500 is lacking, but then the Nokia has things like Nokia Maps baked right in, and comes with an extra pair of battery covers to help you personalise your handset's look. The point is that both these handsets do come with features that set it apart from the other – how important they are is down to the individual