Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia has not thrown in the towel just yet even though they are on the ropes, having lost their position in the worldwide smartphone hierarchy to Apple recently. Well, the latest device to roll out from their stable would be the Nokia 500 that sports a 1GHz processor that chugs along quite nicely, I believe, in addition to changeable back covers and the Symbian Anna operating system. It is said to be nigh affordable without sacrificing on performance – gotta read on if you want to know more.

The Nokia 500 does look high end from certain angles, and it takes a slightly different format from the standard candybar Nokias – as this lacks a keypad thanks to the touchscreen capacitive display which measures 3.2″ at 640 x 360 resolution. At the back you will find a 5-megapixel camera that also does video capture – making it useful for snapping images on the go.

It will not run on Symbian Belle though, relying on Symbian Anna instead, where you can experience split-screen messaging, a refreshed user interface and a better browsing experience, although I believe those are highly subjective. Nokia Maps has been pre-installed, letting you enjoy free drive and walk navigation, while you can always see whether the Ovi store has anything else you need.

Apart from the 1GHz processor, you will find the Nokia 500 carry 2GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes, 3G (up to HSUPA) support, and Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi b/g connectivity. It is said to retail for €150 as it hits the market in Q3 2011.

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