Nokia 500 is a Symbian Anna based smartphone powered by 1 GHz ARM processor. The capacitive touchscreen is nHD enabled and offers display resolution of up to 360 x 640 pixels. The quadband 3G device offers HSDPA/HSUPA speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps and 5.76 Mbps. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth and WiFi. The 5MP fixed focus camera is capable of recording videos in VGA resolution at 15 fps. Other features include GPS with A-GPS support, digital compass, 2GB of internal storage, 32GB expansion, and preloaded social networking and email apps.
Multiple calendars with meeting request support, To-do list, Notes, Recorder, World traveller app, Calculator, Clock, Microsoft Outlook synchronization of contacts, notes & calendar, Ovi Suite to synchronize data with PC, Quickoffice app
Touch interface for gaming, Games downloadable from Ovi Store
Threaded view of messages, Unified email client for multiple protocols: Yahoo! Mail, Gmail & Hotmail, Ovi Chat, HTTP, WAP 2.0, RSS, Ovi Maps, Wi-Fi positioning, Flight mode, Ovi Store, Flash Lite 4.0