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Nokia 5250 showcased

Nokia 5250 showcased

Nokia has unveiled the new 5250 mobile - a low cost option for consumers looking to jump on the touchscreen bandwagon.

The 5250 is a direct follow up to the 5230 and on the surface at least looks to have a fairly comparable set of technical specifications, including a two megapixel camera and 512MB of on-board storage space.

Also onboard is has a 2.8-inch screen which actually manages to squeeze the same number of pixels into a smaller are than its outgoing sibling, taking advantage of the 640x360 HVGA resolution. This should make its display appear sharp, although the reduced area might compromise touchscreen interactions.

The 5250 will be one of the first Nokia mobiles to come bundled with its Ovi Music Unlimited service, which as with the Comes With Music platform that it replaces will give users unlimited music downloads.

Both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity seem to be unavailable on the 5250, which could be an issue were it not for the fact that it will probably cost less than £100.

Nokia plans to get the budget smartphone onto the UK market in the fourth quarter of 2010, just in time for the Christmas rush.

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