Nokia Introduces Bargain 5250 Smartphone With 2.8" Touch Screen

Nokia Introduces Bargain 5250 Smartphone With 2.8" Touch Screen

Nokia still has some ways to go before they can reasonably compete with the iPhone 4 and the many other Android 2.x smartphones that are shipping today, but one area where no one has really considered the competition going is price. Pricing hasn't been a huge focal point for smartphones in America; most are just assumed to start at around $200 on contract. But that means these phones are upwards of $500 in terms of non-contract pricing. Nokia is about to change the expectations with the touch screen-based 5250.

This sleek new handset is just €115 without any carrier subsidies, which means it would almost certainly be free on contract if it were offered as such on a U.S. operator. The phone will ship in a variety of colors and will include a 2.8" (640x360) ouch panel, Ovi Music Unlimited, a free copy of Guitar Hero 5 Mobile, an FM radio tuner, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2MP camera, a microSD card slot and social networking integration.


Of course, there's no 3G, and no Wi-Fi. There's also no GPS. But given the price tag, we think the feature set is more than enough. The battery is also capable of lasting up to 7 hours (talk time), and it's expected to ship in Q4 in Europe.
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