“Nokia 5250 – Cheapest Symbian Mobile Phone”
Nokia is trying hard with it’s symbian operating system but with Android and Apple stealing the market away from many smartphone manufacturers, nokia smartphones are the worst hit.
I don’t know the reason but with Nokia 5250 – Cheapest Symbian Mobile Phone is trying to provide good touchscreen experience to middle class Indians.
I think this idea would work because 1) Nokia is a very well established brand in India and 2) at rs. 5000 – rs. 6000 no company can provide a smartphone alike cell phone. Only a feature rich phone can fit this range.
- TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
- 3.5 mm audio jack for music
- microSD card slot, expandable up to 16GB
- 2MP Camera but without autofocus and flash
- Symbian OS, S60 rel. 5 which can also be found in Nokia 5800 and Nokia 5530
- Nokia 5250 – Cheapest Symbian Mobile Phone supports MP4/H.263 video formats and MP3/AAC+ audio formats
I feel that for people who want a branded phone with optimal features should purchase it, the other option in the same range is MicroMax W900 that comes with Windows Mobile OS 6.1 but then it costs ~ Rs. 7000
My Verdict of Nokia 5250 – Cheapest Symbian Mobile Phone
Yes the phone is very cheap and would certainly appeal to many. Nokia is the only brand who have thought of people in India and other developing countries and have provided quality cell phones for a bare minimum.
Music capabilities of the gadget would be good. I just love it, but would certainly prefer a BlackBerry or HTC over it, the rest is up to you.
Tell me frankly would you consider it purchasing Nokia 5250 – Cheapest Symbian Mobile Phone?
Update (20/11/2010) : Nokia 5250 has been released in the market and for the record, it is not the cheapest phone that runs on Symbian OS 9.5. I was mistaken, at the time of this post the phone price had not been released, its expected price was < Rs. 6000 but its current market price in India is Rs. 7991 which is far higher than expected one and the price of Nokia 5233.