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Nokia launches fastest ever mobile phone

Finnish phone maker Nokia has announced the Nokia 500, a handset with a 1Ghz processor and running from the latest Symbian ‘Anna’ OS.

Nokia's 500 heralds in a new era for the mobile phone manufacturer with a new naming convention for the company, in dropping the prefix letter and just relying solely on numbers instead.

The 500 boasts the fastest processor found in a Symbian run mobile phone with a 1Ghz CPU, where even the flagship N8 and E7 only arrived with a 680Mhz chipset.

The Nokia 500 isn't even a top tier handset, as the phone is branded as an entry level mobile by the Finnish fone maker – despite arriving with a 3.2-inch 640x360 capacitive touch screen, a 5 megapixel camera, 2GB of internal memory and support for 32GB microSD cards.

The handset weighs in at 93grams, which is the lightest phone in the Symbian^3 arsenal and boasts the newly revamped 'Anna' version of the platform with a refreshed UI, split-screen messaging and latest Nokia Maps.

Nokia's 500 will ship with three different colour backs in the retail box, with a cost attached of 150 Euros or £130 when the mobile phone arrives in Q3 of this year.

Check out the video below from Nokia, which highlights the 500 handsets’ features.

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