Nokia 500

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Nokia 500
Manufacturer Nokia
Series Nokia 100s
Compatible networks
First released 1 August 2011; 6 years ago (2011-08-01)
Predecessor Nokia C5-03
Successor Nokia Asha 501
Nokia Lumia 510
Nokia 700
Related Nokia X6-00
Form factor Monoblock
Dimensions 111.3 × 53.8 × 14.1 mm
Weight 93 g (3.3 oz)
Operating system Symbian Belle
Storage 2 GB internal memory, up to 32 GB with an external microSD memory card, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Battery BL-4U 1110 mAh Li-Ion battery
Data inputs
Display 640 × 360 px (nHD), 3.2" capacitive, multi-touch TFT LCD display
Rear camera 5 Megapixels (main), 16:9 360p video, 15 FPS[1]

The Nokia 500 is an entry level Symbian Belle smartphone. It was first released on 1 August 2011, with all models available by the end of the year. It comes upgraded to Nokia Belle after 15 February 2012 onwards (previously known as "Symbian Belle") via Nokia Suite and over-the-air (some country variants) The Nokia 500 has had many problems since it was first released with firmware version 010.029, but it runs smoothly after the 11.33 update. Instead of an OpenGL ES GPU, the 500 features a simpler OpenVG GPU, so, even though 3D apps work without hardware acceleration, some 2D and vector apps, like Angry Birds, work correctly.[2] The "Nokia Belle" update (latest software release is version 111.021.0028) improved performance with less latency and a new interface.

Features (Nokia Belle OS)[edit]

The Nokia 500 comes with pre-loaded Angry Birds app. Belle features up to four home screens with live widgets in different sizes. Home screens can be personalised with home screen widgets and shortcuts, including notifications and connectivity options. The lock screen can be customised with wallpapers and important information. Apps are available for navigation, imaging, and browsing the web.


  1. ^ Nokia 500, Nokia 
  2. ^ Nokia Developer Wiki – Application Support on Nokia 500 –

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