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Nokia announced 5250 touchscreen phone, price less than RM500

Nokia has announced a new touchscreen device, the cheapest Symbian phone in its category. The Nokia 5250 cost US$145(est. RM460) and has a 2.8″ TFT screen with nHD resolution.

There is no 3G, WiFi or GPS and the 5250 relies on quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE for data connectivity.

The device runs on Symbian^1 (Symbian S60 5th edition). Other features include 2MP camera, 51MB of memory on board(expandable to 16GB via microSD),  FM radio, Ovi Music Unlimited(in selected territories), a free copy of Guitar Hero 5 Mobile, music player on the home screen and access to email, Facebook plus other social networks.

Nokia claims 18 days of standby, 7 hours of talk time and 24 hours of music playback. Availability is scheduled during fourth quarter, sometime in October 2010.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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