Nokia 500 – the first smartphone with 1GHz CPU and Symbian Anna OS

Nokia 500 green front view Nokia has announced a new Symbian^3 device called Nokia 500, which will be available in 6 great colors. Also, the new 500 is the first Nokia device powered by a 1GHz processor.

Nokia 500 runs on the Symbian^3 OS version called Anna. The Anna’s OS offer a refreshed UI, a better browser and split-screen messaging. Nokia 500 smartphone comes with the latest version of Nokia Maps app for free drive and walk navigation.

The hardware specification of Nokia 500 devices features a 1 GHz processor, 2GB storage plus maximum 32GB if you use a microSD card. The camera has 5 megapixels, and is capable to record videos at VGA resolution with 15fps. The battery of Nokia 500 has 1110 mAh and offers 5-7 hours talk time, 450+ hours in standby or up to 35 hours of music play.

About connectivity, Nokia 500 offers pentaband radio coverage, 3G data up to HSUPA speeds. There’s also Bluetooth v2.1 and Wi-Fi b/g. The phone measures 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm and weighs 93g – lighter than any other Symbian^3 phone to date.

About colors, all future customers of Nokia 500 will be able to change the back cover with one of the six changeable parts which are available. The colors available for Nokia 500 are: Black/White with covers in Black, Azure Blue, Coral Red, Purple, Khaki, Orange, Green, Pink and Silver.


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Nokia 500

BASIC Announced 2011, August
  Released Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q3
  2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  3G Network HSDPA 850/900/1700/2100
SIZE Dimensions 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm
  Weight 93 g
DISPLAY Size 3.2 inches, 360 x 640 pixels
  Type TFT capacitive touchscreen 16M colors
  Accelerometer Yes
  Multitouch Yes
  Sensor Proximity
SOUND Vibration Yes
  Speakerphone Yes
  Audio Jack 3.5 mm
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
  Internal 2 GB
DATA GPRS Class 33
  EDGE Class 33
  3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  Infrared No
  USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA Primary 5 megapixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels
  Secondary No
  Video Yes, VGA@15fps
OTHERS CPU 1 GHz processor
  OS Symbian Anna OS
  Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
  Radio Stereo FM radio
  Games Yes
  Colors Black/White with covers in Black, Azure Blue, Coral Red, Purple, Khaki, Orange, Green, Pink, Silver
  GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
  Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Exchangeable battery covers with multiple home screens (2 included in the retail box)
    MP4/H.263/H.264 player
    MP3/WAV/?AAC+/WMA player
    Photo editor
    Digital compass
    Flash Lite v4.0
    Voice memo/dial
    Predictive text input
BATTERY   Li-Ion, 1110 mAh
  Stand-by 500 h (2G) / 455 h (3G)
  Talk time 17 h (2G) / 5 h (3G)
Music play Up to 35 h