The were initially sceptical on hearing things like 'Nokia is now focussing on both Windows Phone 7 and Symbian' going around the industry. However, with the plethora ofSymbian Belle phones in the making and the company's latest announcement of a new Symbian Anna device, the 500 (previously known as the Nokia Fate), things have certainly changed around a bit. The Nokia 500 has something special in store - a IGHz proc*essor, making it the first Symbian phone to officially boast of that clock speed. With a MRP of €150, excluding taxes, the Nokia 500 is expected to hit mar· kets by Q3 end, with a black body and six differently coloured back panels bundled. A white version is expected in Q4.

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Other features of the phone include 256 MB of RAM, a 3.2*inch capacitive touchscreen with 640x360 resolution, a 5MP camera, as well as 3G (14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5Mbps HSUPA), Wi-Fi big, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR, and GPS (with A-GPS) connectivity. The phone also fea*tures 2GB of built*in storage, and a microSD card slot that supports expan*sion up to 32GB. The Nokia 500 is also expected to be light*weight, at 93 grams .