Nokia has today announced that it will bring out a new music phone that will use its now-rebranded Ovi Music Store, the Nokia 5250. Like previous attempts, this will feature a touchscreen and no slide-out keyboard, and also features a sleek body.
It has 51MB of on-board memory, but that is expandable with a microSD card slot; has FM Radio, a 2.8-inch TFT screen, a 2-megapixel camera and has 18 hours of battery life in standby. It also features a free copy of Guitar Hero 5 Mobile, while also having a free subscription to Ovi Music Unlimited – similar to its Comes with Music plans – in selected countries where the phone is being sold.
It runs on the Symbian^1 OS, and will only cost EUR 115. Expect this to ship in the fourth quarter, with Australia listed as one of the countries to get the phone. Pricing for Australia have not been revealed.
Gallery is below, while the press release is after the jump.
New Nokia 5250 is music to the ears of Australian mobile market
Today Nokia launched its new mass market Nokia 5250 smartphone, which gives Australians impressive music capabilities, high quality audio and an intuitive touchscreen technology, at an affordable price.
Designed for music lovers who want an easy way to stay in touch with friends while on the move, the Nokia 5250 is packed with great features including:
– Intuitive touch screen music player with high quality audio plus speedy access to Ovi Music for quick music downloads and your entire music collection
– Instant access to social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace using the virtual QWERTY keyboard
– The ability to share photos and videos via Ovi Share
– Up to 51MB internal memory plus expandable 16GB memory card
– Access to thousands of apps on the Ovi Store
– Easy access to your favourite contacts via the home screen
– Compatibility with multiple email accounts such as Ovi Mail, Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™ and Windows Live™ Hotmail
The Nokia 5250 comes in a range of colours including dark grey, blue, red, purple and will be available in Australia from all leading retailers in Q4. RRP is still to be confirmed but it will be comparable with the low-cost global pricing of €115.