Nokia has officially announced a new Symbian Anna smartphone – the Nokia 500, of which we first heard back in June.
The 500 is presented as an affordable touchscreen handset – and it is, since it will cost only €150 ($215) before taxes and subsidies. It features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 640 x 360, penta-band HSDPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, Nokia Maps with free drive and walk navigation, 5MP camera with video recording, and 1GHz processor.
The battery inside the Nokia 500 should be able to provide a talk-time of up to 5-7 hours, or a stand-by time of up to 450 hours.
The new handset will be available in black (later this quarter), and white (in Q4). Customers will get to choose from lots of colored back covers for both versions. Here’s an official video presentation of the 500:
Even though Symbian has no future, the price of the Nokia 500 will probably make the handset a great choice for many customers, especially in developing markets. After all, there aren’t many (or any?) 1GHz smartphones to be sold for just €150.
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