Nokia Annouces the 5250
Nokia today announced the new 5250 phone, through a post at Nokia Conversions. The 5250 is yet another budget phone from the Nokia stables featuring a touch screen, runs on Symbian^1 and is targeted at the music crowd with a bundled subscription to Ovi Music unlimited and a built in FM receiver.
There’s not much storage on the phone, but it’s expandable using a MicroSD card. Nokia claims that this phone has excellent battery life in this segment of phones, with 18 days standby or 7 hour talk time. In fact if you use this device only to listen to music, you can listen to 24 hours of back to back music before the battery gives way.
Being a budget phone 3G, GPS and WiFi have been given a miss on this device. The 5250 should cost 115 Euros (around Rs. 6,900), before taxes, when it hits the markets in the fourth quarter of this year.
Key features of the 5250:
- Quad Band phone
- Runs on an ARM 11 processor clocked at 434 Mhz
- 2.8 inch touch-screen with resolution of 360 x 640
- 2 Megapixel Camera with video recording in VGA resolution @ 30fps
- Expandable up to 16Gb via MicroSD card
- FM Radio
- Connectivity through MicroUSB connector and Bluetooth
- Ovi Music Unlimited bundled in selected regions
You can head out to this link for a more detailed spec of the 5250.
From the press release:
“The 5250 runs the Symbian^1 operating system and offers GSM/EDGE communications over four bands and GPRS for data. It has a 2.8-inch TFT screen with a 16:9 apect ratio and a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. On the back, there’s a 2-megapixel camera, with Ovi Share installed to let you upload your snaps to the Web. Eminently pocketable, the device measures 104mm x 49mm x 14mm.”
“This is a highly sociable phone. Also on the home screen, you’ll find your favourite contacts and there’s easy access to Facebook, MySpace and the rest. You can also log-in to multiple email accounts such as Ovi Mail, Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, as well as instant messenger accounts from all the usual suspects. Extra applications can, of course, be added using the Ovi Store.”