Nokia has launched Nokia 500, a new generation low-end touchscreen mobile with 1GHz processor, changeable back covers and powered by Symbian Anna OS.

Nokia 500 is a low-cost & full-function smartphone that sports a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen with nHD resolution (640 x 360 pixels), a 5MP Autofocus EDoF/Fixed focus camera unit ,2 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 5-7 hours of talk time, 450+ hours of standby time and much more.

The Nokia 500 comes with the latest Symbian Anna OS, offering a refreshed UI, a better browser and split-screen messaging. Also it is Preloaded with Nokia Maps for free drive and walk navigation, plus you can download every other app you might need from the Nokia Store.

Nokia 500 is powered with 1GHz processor – allowing for plenty of oomph when you’re multitasking lots of apps or doing something extra-demanding. Also the device offers pentaband radio coverage so world travellers need never be out of touch, 3G data up to HSUPA speeds [that’s a whopping maximum speed of 5.8Mbps nowadays, by the way]. There’s also Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi b/g, as you’d expect. The phone measures 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm and weighs in at 93g – lighter than any other Symbian^3 phone to date.

The major attraction of the phone is battery which will see you through 5-7 hours talk time, 450+ hours in standby mode or up to 35 hours of music playback.

Nokia 500 Features & Specifications:

Network
3G Network HSDPA 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
2G Network GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Dimensions
Size 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm
Weight 93 grams
Form factor Candybar
Display
Type TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Size 3.2 inch
Colours & Pixels 16.7 million colors & 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels)
Input/ User Interface
Input Ambient light detector
Magnetometer
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
System Properties
Operating System Symbian Anna OS
CPU 1GHz Processor
Storage Capacity
Internal Memory 2GB Internal Memory Storage
External Memory microSD card slot support for 32GB
Browser & Messaging HTML, XHTML, Flash Lite, RSS, CSS, WML
SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Camera
Still – 5 Megapixels
– 2592х1944 pixels
– Geo-Tagging
Video Recording – 720p HD Video Recording Capability
– 1280×720 pixels
Connectivity
Data EDGE, GPRS, HSPA
Bluetooth & USB v3.0 with A2DP Stereo & v2.0 microUSB
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
HDMI connectivity Yes
Headset 3.5mm stereo headset jack
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
FM Transmitter
GPS A-GPS
3G HSUPA 14.4 Mbps
HSDPA 5.76 Mbps
Music & Video
Music Format MP3, WMA, AMR, MIDI, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+
Video Format MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, RealVideo 10, Flash Video
Battery
Type BL-4U 1200mAh Li-Ion Standard battery
Standby Time Up to 500 Hours (2G)
Up to 455 Hours (3G)
Talk Time Up to 7 Hours (2G)
Up to 5 Hours (3G)
Music Play-back time Up to 35 Hours
Video Play-back Time Up to 5 Hours 15 Minutes (@ VGA,15 fps)
Other Features Web TV Widgets
Ovi Maps with free Global Drive and Walk Navigation
Flash Lite 4.0
Active Noise Cancellation
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor

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Nokia 500 Price & availability :

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The Nokia 500 will be available in black and white varieties, black first and then white before the end of the year, the Nokia 500 will cost just €150 and will be available from the third quarter of this year.