Nokia 500 is now official; runs Symbian Anna and ticks at 1GHz
The Nokia 500 is actually marketed as an entry level smartphone despite the 1GHz processor that is ticking under its hood. It features a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 360 by 640 pixels, and a 5-megapixel camera with no flash is located on the device's back. The camera, unfortunately, lacks autofocus, and judging by the smartphone's data sheet, capturing HD video is not among the things that it can do. There is also a pentaband radio crammed in there so the Nokia 500 will be able to run on AT&T or T-Mobile's networks.
Some other goodies that the Nokia 500 has to offer include Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, 2 gigs of built-in storage and... interchangeable battery covers. On the software side, Symbian Anna will be running the show accompanied by a selection of widgets for quick access to social networks on the go.
So, some of you are probably curious to find out how much the Nokia 500 is going to retail for when it launches. The good news is that the smartphone will be priced at the affordable €150 (roughly $215), and is expected to hit the shelves in the third quarter of 2011, just as the rumors have suggested. Will it ever launch in the US, however, is still anyone's guess.
Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that the 1GHz processor inside of the Nokia 500 is by no means something to call "fast". Some deeper investigation has shown that the chip powering the smartphone is an ARM11, which means that its real-life performance would be comparable to that of a 400MHz contemporary mobile processor.
source: IntoMobile (Twitter)
1. Laurynas (unregistered)
I will NOT buy this phone!
17. Fact (unregistered)
Don't cry, just don't buy.
18. Economy (unregistered)
If you want to avoid a European recession buy Nokia phones.
2. Laurynas (unregistered)
In commercial video we can see: "The smartphone that gives you more"
3. shinu (unregistered)
s**tty combinations by nokia 1ghz processor with bad camera.good camera with bad processor(n8).good bi nokia.elop u can do that 'kill nokia'.
5. CLINTONW25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)
i'm a very big nokia fan but this trash ass phone will not fly. u just cant show off the nokia n9 and then pull this stunt...smh
6. Don't waste money (unregistered)
Don't waste money buying rubbish back to home!!!
8. James Kelly (unregistered)
what a joke of a device. When I saw "1GHz" I though "Oh, cool. That's new for a Nokia Symbian device." and then I saw "comparable to a 400MHz modern day processor." Uh, yeah, throw it in the f**king bin please.
9. marc (unregistered)
this is a f**king entry level phone for f**k shakes what do you expect to get when you buy a phone for $200? 1gig ram? 8mp camera?dual core cpu? for 200$? get a f**king life idiots this is for people who cant afford better smartphones! go check what glorious specs you get on a $200 android phone. and IPHONEARENA get you f**king facts right. If this 1ghz arm11 cpu is comparable to a 400 Mhz cpu then tell me what a 680Mhz arm11 cpu (Nokia N8) is comparable with? 200Mhz? on the N8? go f**k yourselfs!
10. J4M35 (unregistered)
LOL grow up and shut up. The Wildfire S is an entry level phone, but it's a hell of a lot better than this piece of crap.
11. marc (unregistered)
tell me how much different is the wildfire s to the wildwire which is totally crap
12. JamesK (unregistered)
For one, it runs the latest version of Android, which wipes the floor with unintuitive Symbian. It has a modern day processor that is more powerful than the Nokia 500's (600Mhz Snapdragon), double the RAM (512mb), a camera with flash and autofocus - both of which the Nokia 500 lacks. It has a metal body and compact design (the Nokia 500 is all plastic), an improved display over the first Wildfire, and access to hundreds of thousands of apps. Yeah, it pretty much is better than this piece of crap.
13. ARKIN (unregistered)
THE WESTERN WORLD CANT APPRECIATE NOKIA BECAUSE THEY LOVE STEVE JOBS AND ANDROID
BUT FOR THE 75% OF THE WORLD WE NEED SMARTPHONE WITH LOWER PRICE
SMARTPHONE IS A PHONE AND THE ONE MAIN PURPOSE OF IT IS TO COMMUNICATE "TO CONNECTING PEOPLE" IN THE REAL WORLD NOT IN THE APPS
14. markyhuan (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
i love nokia whatever the western country say
the whole world need a smartphone in a lower price
we dont need a phone with a pricetag i need a phone with a better antenna so i can communicate to others that is nokia is "connecting people" i still believe to nokia remember in term of sales nokia is no. 3 but how many percent of the world still using nokia running in s40? billion! why because majority of the world cant afford apple and android. can apple and android make a smartphone in a lower price? i dont think so
only nokia can do that. they can kill nokia in the US of A
but for the billion user of nokia they can, people are just waiting for nokia comeback
go nokia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15. markyhuan (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
im using c3 s40 , see because smartphone is very expensive
16. Kyle (unregistered)
If the 1ghz arm11 processor has real life performance of an actual 400 mhz processor, then the N8's 680 MHz arm 11 processor should be used only on calculators!!