Nokia 5250 Smartphone Comes Out

Nokia has officially unveiled the new 5250 smartphone, one which is set to be the company's flagship model under £75 and is set to replace the ageing but still popular 5230.

The phone, which is a budget touchscreen handset, comes with 51MB internal memory, a 2-megapixel camera without flash or autofocus and a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 640x360 pixels (ed : there's a stylus supplied with it).

There's no 3G or Wi-Fi which means that you need to connect to your computer in order to transfer any files; this includes Nokia's OVI music unlimited service, the one which gives you unlimited access to music tracks.

The Symbian-powered 5250 underlines Nokia's desire to shift away from the aesthetics of the Nokia 5800 family (rounded edges) to a more "edgy" one like the Nokia X6.

The exact launch date has yet to be confirmed but since the 5230, a better phone altogether (at least when it comes to features), can be had for around £75, it would not surprise us if the 5250 goes for even cheaper.

Expect it to go on sale towards the end of the year, come with up to seven hours battery life (talk time) and one day (music playback) with a free copy of Guitar Hero 5.