The latest addition to its family of "Active" phones was made by means of introduction of the Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition. The Music Edition is advanced with a 512 MB microSD card to be able to listen up to 375 songs. The kit also includes a fitness carrying strap, bicycle holder and sports headset packed in a new energetic color.
Director of Lifestyle Products at Nokia Antti Koivula mentions that "Music is a great source of energy and inspiration for many - during a workout, fitness routine, or just relaxing. To complement its sporty and fitness-inspired design, the Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition offers an expanded range of music features and bears the Nokia XpressMusic feature brand which guarantees an outstanding mobile music experience."
The innovative carrying strap of the Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition allows it to be worn around the waist or strapped around an arm to ensure that the handset stays in place, even during vigorous exercise. The sports headset also offers handsfree convenience for music and conversation with an anatomically engineered, over-the-ear design. For a complete music experience, the Nokia Music Manager application makes music transfer in multitude of different digital music formats from your PC easy and convenient.
The Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition is an ideal companion and has a lot more than just music.
An integrated pedometer gives a customer a possibility to know the distance travelled and calories burned as well as a bicycle tour or cross-country skiing can also monitor distance and calories with an optional GPS module. The achievements can then be transferred from the Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition to a PC.
Nokia's 5500 Sport Music Edition message option is universal. Pressing a button you can activate three things 1) the Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition can switch from a phone mode to stay in touch, 2) a music mode to relax or energize, 3) a sports mode to help users go the extra mile. The handset is even able to support text-to-speech technology. The Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition can read an SMS aloud. In-built camera with 2 megapixel completes the set of the Nokia 5500 Music Edition.
Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition (GSM 900/1800/1900) is now available in select shops around Europe . The price before taxes and subsidies is approximately 350 EUR.
You can see product pictures, moodshots and a detailed fact sheet of the Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition at: http://www.nokia.com/press/5500