Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Nokia 5500 geared towards sports fans

Nokia today unveiled their new mobile phone geared towards sports fans. The new Nokia 5500 Sport offers a durable and sporty design which will withstand the daily rigors of work and workout.

A single button feature which can be used to activate three dedicated modes - a phone mode to stay in close contact with your loved ones, a music mode to help you unwind, and the sports mode to get you geared up to break a sweat.

The Nokia 5500 Sport also offers "text-to-speech" technology so users don't need to take their eyes off the track or magazine. Tapping the 5500 reads the message out loud. In sports mode, the 5500 reads workout status, allowing users to stay focused on the exercise at hand.

When music is needed, the Nokia 5500 Sport gives consumers a jump start. Supporting a multitude of different digital music formats and memory cards of up to 1 GB (microSD), the Nokia 5500 Sport can hold approximately 750 songs.

Moreover when switched to sports mode, the 5500 helps keep track of your work out routine as it comes integrated with a pedometer feature which servers as a way to monitor the distance walked or the amount of calories burnt during your regular work cycle or when you hit the gym to workout. For extended durability the 5500 comes equipped with a steel casing complemented by a splash and dust resistant shell and rubber grips.

The tri-band Nokia 5500 Sport (GSM 900/1800/1900) is scheduled to sprint into European stores during the summer (3rd quarter) of 2006 and is expected to retail for around 300 EUR before taxes and subsidies.

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