Nokia 3250

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Nokia 3250
Compatible networksGPRS class 10, EDGE
Availability by regionQ1 2006
PredecessorNokia 3230
SuccessorNokia 5700 XpressMusic
Form factorTwist
Dimensions103.8x50x19.8 mm
Mass115 g
Operating systemS60 (3rd Edition)
Memory2 GB
Removable storagemicroSD
BatteryBP-6M (1100 mA·h)
DisplayTFT Matrix, 262144 colors, 176x208 pixels
Rear camera2.0 megapixels, 4x digital zoom
Data inputsKeypad

The Nokia 3250 (code-named Thunder) is a mobile phone running Symbian OS v9.1 (S60 3rd Edition), announced on 26 September 2005.[1] It features a unique 'twist' design that transforms the traditional phone keypad into a camera (90° CW/CCW) and dedicated music control keys (180° CCW). It was marketed as a music phone and can store up to 2 gigabytes of music (500 songs) and other data thanks to a microSD memory card slot, and features a two-megapixel camera as well as other smartphone capabilities.

The triband GSM 900/1800/1900 model started shipping in the first quarter of 2006 with an estimated retail price of 300 EUR before subsidies or taxes.

Specification sheet[edit]

Feature Specification
Operating System Symbian OS (9.1) + Series 60 v3
GSM frequencies 900/1800/1900 MHz
EDGE (EGPRS) Yes, class 10
Video recording Yes, MPEG-4 Simple Profile at QCIF or SubQCIF, 15 frames per second (max. clip length 1 hour)
Multimedia Messaging Yes
Video calls No
Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC) Yes
Java support Yes, MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Bluetooth Yes, 1.2; Profiles supported: Basic Printing, Generic Access, Serial Port, Dial-up Networking, Headset, Handsfree, Generic Object Exchange, Object Push, File Transfer, Basic Imaging, SIM Access, and Human Interface Device
Data cable support Yes
Browser WAP 2.0 XHTML/HTML
Email Yes
Music player Yes
Video Player Yes (RealPlayer)
HF speakerphone Yes
Offline mode Yes
Talk time 3 hours
Standby time 1 days (24 hours)

Key features[edit]

  • Twist: 3 twists for 3 modes of operation
  • Optimized, easy to use music player: Music collection management and playlist editing in device
  • 2-megapixel camera with 4x zoom
  • 10 MB internal memory, hot swappable microSD up to 1 GB. The phone can now take a 2 GB MicroSD with firmware V3.24 and above.
  • Sales package includes 512 MB microSD inbox
  • GSM/EDGE 900/1800/1900
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed with Mass Storage profile
  • Stereo am Radio playback including Visual Radio functionality
  • Tutorial Application
  • Sound Meter application
  • Picture editor
  • Movie maker
  • Lifeblog application
  • Setting Wizard (automatically sets the configuration settings of the phone for e-mail and network)
  • Comes standard with a full web browser


  • Playback time: up to 10 hours
  • Supports microSD cards up to 2 GB (1500 songs, with latest firmware)
  • Supports WMA, M4A, MP3, AAc, eAAC and eAAC+ music files
  • Audio setting include different equalizer settings, Stereo Widening and Bass Boost
  • Nokia Audio Manager
  • Music Library


  • Resolution of images: 1600x1200 (default), 1152x864, 640x480
  • Resolution of videos: 176x144, 128x96
  • Streaming and video capture: H.263, 3GPP and Real V8



  1. ^ "Nokia 3250: A music phone with a twist". Nokia. 26 September 2005. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2022.

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