Nokia 500

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Nokia 500
SeriesNokia 100s
Compatible networks
First released1 August 2011; 11 years ago (2011-08-01)
PredecessorNokia C5-03
SuccessorNokia Lumia 510
RelatedNokia X6-00
Form factorMonoblock
Dimensions111.3 × 53.8 × 14.1 mm
Mass93 g (3.3 oz)
Operating systemSymbian Belle
Storage2 GB internal memory, up to 32 GB with an external microSD memory card, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
BatteryBL-4U 1110 mAh Li-Ion battery
Display640 × 360 px (nHD), 3.2" capacitive, multi-touch TFT LCD display
Rear camera5 Megapixels (main), 16:9 360p video, 15 FPS[1]
Data inputs

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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