Nokia 5500 Sport

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Nokia 5500 Sport
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Compatible networksGSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
PredecessorNokia 5140
SuccessorNokia 3720 classic
Dimensions107 mm x 45 mm x 18 mm (L x W x T)
Mass103 grams (including battery)
Memory8 MB (internal) + MicroSD Memory Card
Display31 x 31 mm / 3.1 x 3.1 cm, 18 bit 208 x 208 pixels
ConnectivityUSB Mass Storage via Pop-Port, Bluetooth 2.0, Infrared

Nokia 5500 Sport is a smartphone running Symbian v9.1 operating system and the S60 3rd Edition user interface, announced on May 10, 2006.[1] This was the first Nokia handset ever to feature text to speech and motion sensor features.

Features include:

  • Built-in 3D accelerometer: allows phone to act as pedometer/step counter.
  • Swap key for quick one-key switching between phone, music, and sports modes.
  • Stainless steel body: Built to resist knocks, dust and water splashes.
  • Text to speech: Software to read aloud SMS and exercise data.
  • Sports tracking: plans, records, and schedules workout sessions.
  • Music: Unique tap commands for playing MP3 files.
  • Integrated 2-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom.

Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition[edit]

Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition or XpressMusic announced in October 2006 is the music variant model of the Nokia 5500 Sport Model in different color scheme. Its sales package includes added accessories, such as a higher capacity memory card, bike mount and shoulder bag. Apart from that its identical hardware wise to the Nokia 5500 Sport Edition.[2]

Specifications sheet[edit]

Feature Specification
Form factor Bar / monoblock
Weight 103 grams (including battery)
Dimensions 107 mm x 45 mm x 18 mm (L x W x T)
Volume 77 cc
Talk time 4 hours
Standby time 270 hours (Up to 10 days)
Battery Li-Ion BL-5B 860 mAh
Operating System Symbian OS (9.1) + Series 60 v3
GSM frequencies GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS Yes, GPRS multislot class 10, up to 62.4 kbit/s
EDGE (EGPRS) Yes, EDGE multislot class 10, up to 236.8 kbit/s
3G No
Screen Size 31 x 31 mm / 3.1 x 3.1 cm
Screen Resolution 208 x 208 pixels
Flash Light Torch Yes
Camera 2.0-megapixel, 4x digital zoom (1600 x 1200, 1152 x 864, 640 x 480 pixels)
Video recording Yes, QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), sub-QCIF (128 x 96 pixels)
Voice recording Yes
Text to Speech Yes, SMS and exercise data read out loud
Multimedia Messaging Yes
Video calls No
Push to talk Yes (Push to Talk over Cellular - PoC)
Java support Yes, MIDP 2.0
Built-in memory 8 MB
Memory card slot Yes, microSD (Expandable up to 2 GB[3])
Hot Swappable Memory card slot No
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Infrared Yes
USB Mass Storage class support Yes, via Pop-Port
Data cable support Yes
Browser WAP 2.0 XHTML / HTML. Comes standard with a full Web browser
Email Yes
Music player Yes, stereo, MP3, AAC, AAC, eAAC and WMA playback support
Radio Yes, FM Stereo with Visual Radio client
Video Player Yes
Stereo Speakers Yes
Ringtones Yes, Monophonic, Polyphonic, True Tones and MP3
Vibrate Yes
Handsfree Speaker Yes
Offline/Flight mode Yes
Released Q3 2006
Synchronization PC: Nokia PC Suite, Over the Air: SyncML

Known issues[edit]

Some users have complained on the Nokia Support Discussions Board that the Nokia 5500 keypad gets unglued only after a few weeks of light usage, however later release models appear to have had this problem fixed.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nokia 5500 Sport: Smartphone with a six-pack | Nokia". Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition - Always on the right track". Nokia. 5 October 2006. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2022.
  3. ^ Nokia Accessories Page for 2 GB MicroSD Card
  4. ^ "Nokia Support Discussions - Keypad Peeling Discussion 1". Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2006.
  5. ^ "Nokia Support Discussions - Keypad Peeling Discussion 2". Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2006.

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