The latest Symbian Anna operating system powered Nokia 500 touch-screen smartphone is a nice device designed in bar form factor. It sports a TFT capacitive color touch screen sized at 3.2 inches which is broad enough for viewing things clearly. The display shows 16 million colors on it and has a fine resolution of 360 x 640 pixels. It has typical touch-features as an accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate and proximity sensor for auto turn-off and also has a digital compass. The Nokia 500 looks like falling in the same league as Nokia X7 00 but has a little smaller screen size and astonishingly a better processor. The biggest embedded asset of this Nokia phone is its 1 GHz ARM 11 processor. It weighs 93 grams and measures 111.3 mm, 53.8 mm and 14.1 mm in length, width and height respectively. The exchangeable battery covers with multiple home-screens options is quite an interesting addition as one gets two of them free in the phone’s retail package itself. The phone comes in an array of cover colors as Black, Purple, Azure Blue, Coral Red, Khaki, Orange, Green, Pink and Silver with Black/White.
A good set of music features offered with this handsets make it much more desirable. Nokia 500 has an integrated stereo FM radio and good quality MP3 player that play music in MP3/eAAC/WAV/eAAC+/WMA audio formats.
The Nokia 500 is equipped with not an ordinary camera. Its camera is rated at 5.0 mega pixels and it clicks pictures in 2591X2448 pixels resolution. The photos also get geo-tagged on its own on this phone. It has the ability to shoot videos in VGA@15fps and the video player of the phone allows video formats as MP4, H.263, H.264,WMV. The phone also has a photo editor for appropriately editing the still images for improving their quality.
With memory support to sustain practically unlimited phonebook entries, photocalls, it is quite evident that Nokia 500 has enormous memory in form of in-built 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. also There is already 2 GB memory card placed inside it and it can also manage call records of missed, dialed and received calls to maximum 30 days. Nokia 500 is such a good handset that it also supports memory expansion to a maximum of 32 GB via a compatible microSD card.
Talk time of up to 7 hours on 2G network and 5 hours on 3G is allowed for the Nokia 500 users. The permissible standby time on this phone is 500 hours. The phone has encased a rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery (BL-4U) of 1100 mAh capacity, powerful enough to sustain the phone in working mode for long time as required by users of such smartphones.
The audio quality offered on Nokia 500 is of admirable quality, thanks to its embedded speakers and music output via 3.5 mm audio jack. It supports vibration alerts, MP3 and polyphonic ringtones.
With integrated GPRS/EDGE network connection in configuration of class 33 and advanced features as Flash Lite 4.0,Wi Fi 802.11 b/g, HSDPA 14.4 mbps and HSUPS 5.76 mbps, Nokia 500 emerges as a winner in the data connectivity department. Besides it also has an integrated Bluetooth v 2.1 with A2DP/EDR and microUSB v2.0 for local data connectivity.
Nokia 500 supports SMS (threaded view), MMS, emails and push email. The predictive text input features allows quicker texting on this Symbian handset. One can also carry out instant messaging and social networking via Facebook and Twitter on this phone.
Nokia 500 has a HTML web browser with allied support for WAP 2.0, xHTML, HTML and RSS feeds. The handset is also JAVA MIDP 2.0 enabled.
The Nokia 500 is also a 3G smartphone which make use of two types of networks. It works on 2G GSM network on quad band frequencies of 850/ 900/1800/1900 MHz and also that of 3G HSDPA frequencies of 850/ 900/1700/1900/2100 MHz.
The Nokia 500 has many in-built games and allows its users to download many more for their free-time entertainment.
There is in-built A-GPS and digital compass in Nokia 500 which facilitates auto navigation with voice guidance for its users. One can drive and get directions without an issue after making its GPS settings accordingly.
The Nokia 500 is a touch smartphone and its performance is totally dependent on its processing speed just as is the case with all other smartphones. It has this smart and speedy 1 GHz ARM processor and 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM support. It makes it quite evident that the phone has immense potential and would perform neatly, speedily and smartly. The multimedia features of Nokia 500, its camera and video player, battery support etc. are all very sound.
The Symbian smartphone, Nokia 500 is a total package of cool features and heartthrob performance. It has integrated new operating software but a very familiar (ARM processor) processing unit of 1 GHz that assures that all the packed in stuff would run hassle free on this phone. Its inherent goodies are its FM radio, built-in games, music player, video player, 5.0 mega-pixels camera, 1100 mAh battery, integrated 2 GB memory card,Bluetooth with A2DP and many more. Its design is sleek and could be varied in color with help of changeable covers. There is GPRS and EDGE connectivity on the phone and it also enjoys 3G support. There is provision for huge memory expansion (to up to 32 GB) via microSD card also permitted on this handset.
Nokia 500 has Symbian Anna operating system which is a new one and its reliability is still to be known. The phone has 3G support but lacks a secondary camera.
Recently, the Nokia smartphone market has reported the considerable decline with the total loss of mobile £427 million for the second quarter of 2011, which is 32% less than the sales of Q2 2010. As per the recently held survey Nokia has been raked on the third position followed by the Apple, and Samsung. However, the Indian telecom market booming with great demand of the Smartphone and Tablet PCs with the highest revenues of Rs.12, 929 with market growth by 15% for year 2010-2011.
Now, the Nokia’s Symbian Operating System getting fail to allure the crowd anymore, when other mobile makers like Apple, Samsung, HTC etc. come-up with more sophisticated Android, Window and highly-efficient Operating System loaded mobile handsets. Therefore, Nokia has finalized a deal with Accenture under which Accenture will provide the Symbian based software development and support services to the company. In order to catch the lost track of the success Nokia has introduced the innovative corporate strategies and policies like currently available Nokia mobiles will ask to upgrade the Ovi store software but the upcoming Nokia mobiles will have integrated with Nokia Services icon instead the Ovi Store icon and the online mobile app Ovi store will be ended by the 2012.
The all new Mobile Money Application is also incorporated in few newly launched Nokia mobile handsets, which is receiving the huge response of the customers. Moving ahead Nokia has announced the sophisticated Symbian Anna OS powered ‘Nokia 500’, which is expected to hit the market somewhere Q3 2011. However, there is nothing extravagant with Nokia 500 but still it will attract the hard Nokia believers.
Nokia 500 carries the impressive list of the functional and innovative features including 5MP camera with high 2592x1944 pixels resolution counts, geo-tagging and VGA video recording option, 3G network connectivity for fast internet experience, Wi-Fi/GPRS/EDGE internet connectivity features, WAP & HTML browser for unlimited web surfing, basic data exchanging Bluetooth & USB connectivity, Stereo FM radio, Multiple audio file supported media player (like MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA), advanced messaging options (like SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email & IM), acceptance of external 32GB micro SD memory card along with 2GB on-board storage capacity, GPS navigation with A-GPS support, preloaded games, decent battery back-up and lots more.