When Nokia came up with the concept of smartphone designed for outdoor use, it seemed quite unusual. The reputation of smartphones being ‘big’, unreliable and a huge appetite for battery power did not helped Nokia’s case. Fortunately, with the launch of the Nokia 5500 sports, Nokia is largely successful in laying all speculation to rest and come up with a outdoor smartphone that works smart and is dependable too.
This compact candy-bar phone is mere 103 gm in weight and is narrower in the middle for enhanced grip to the user. The body of the Nokia 5500 Sports is thoughtfully designed with robust stainless steel and highly elastic rubber. This makes the phone shock, dust and splash resistant. The Nokia 5500 Sports is based on S60 platform, version 3.0 and has Symbian Operating System 9.1. Its manufacture took the full advantage of it to laden the Nokia 5500 Sports with very useful features.
The phone has three modes Phone, Music and Sports. In Phone mode, the Nokia 5500 acts as a smartphone with smart features. In Music mode, the Nokia 5500 turns into your music player, playing all popular audio file formats. With its 2.0 megapixel integrated camera, you can turn the handset into a camcorder to record the breathtaking outdoors.
But it is the Sports mode that set the Nokia 5500 sport apart from other smartphones. The device can monitor your workout and displays vital informations like speed and distance, steps taken, calories burned and other training data. A very handy 3D sensor that responds to your tap makes the Nokia 5500 unique. You can control your music playback, ‘listen’ to your text messages as well as give voice feedback on your sports data by simply tapping the Nokia 5500 Sport.
Other than triband GSM network connectivity, the Nokia 5500 also gives you high speed mobile Internet via Class 10 GPRS and EDGE. Share and synchronize information through Bluetooth v2.0, Infrared and USB. The Nokia 5500 has all the ingredients to become another legendary model from Nokia.