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Nokia rolls out 5250 music phone

The Nokia 5250 is a Symbian-powered touch-screen device that offers a music player and midrange features.

Nokia 5250

Nokia announced its new 5250 music phone on its blog early Tuesday morning. The touch-screen device has a standard candy bar design, but it comes in a few colors including black, white, blue, and purple.

The centerpiece feature is a music player that you can stock with tracks from your own tunes collection. Of course, you also can purchase songs from Nokia's Ovi Music store, and even get unlimited downloads with Ovi Music Unlimited, but most Ovi features aren't available in the United States.

Internal memory is just 51MB, but the Symbian-powered handset accommodates microSD cards up to 16GB. You'll also find an FM radio, a free copy of Guitar Hero 5 Mobile, messaging and e-mail, instant messaging, access to social-media options, and a 2-megapixel camera. The TFT display measures 2.8 inches and has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 640x360 pixel resolution.

The rated battery life is seven hours talk time, 18 days in standby and up to 24 hours music time. Though it's quad-band GSM, the 5250's data support stops at EDGE. It will be available in select markets starting in the fourth quarter for 115 euros, or about $145.