Nokia 3250

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Nokia 3250
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GPRS class 10, EDGE
Availability by country Q1 2006
Predecessor Nokia 3230
Successor Nokia 5700 XpressMusic
Form factor Twist
Dimensions 103.8x50x19.8 mm
Weight 115 g
Operating system S60 (3rd Edition)
Memory 2 GB
Removable storage microSD
Battery BP-6M (1100 mA·h)
Data inputs Keypad
Display TFT Matrix, 262144 colors, 176x208 pixels
Rear camera 2.0 megapixels, 4x digital zoom

The Nokia 3250 (code-named Thunder) is a smartphone running Symbian OS v9.1 (S60 3rd Edition), announced on September 26, 2005.[1] It features a unique 'twist' design that transforms the traditional phone keypad into a camera (90° CW/CCW) and dedicated music control keys (180° CCW). It was marketed as a music phone and can store up to 2 gigabytes of music (500 songs) and other data thanks to a microSD memory card slot, and features a two-megapixel camera as well as other smartphone capabilities.

The triband GSM 900/1800/1900 model started shipping in the first quarter of 2006 with an estimated retail price of 300 EUR before subsidies or taxes.

Specification sheet

Feature Specification
Operating System Symbian OS (9.1) + Series 60 v3
GSM frequencies 900/1800/1900 MHz
EDGE (EGPRS) Yes, class 10
Video recording Yes, MPEG-4 Simple Profile at QCIF or SubQCIF, 15 frames per second (max. clip length 1 hour)
Multimedia Messaging Yes
Video calls No
Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC) Yes
Java support Yes, MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Bluetooth Yes, 1.2; Profiles supported: Basic Printing, Generic Access, Serial Port, Dial-up Networking, Headset, Handsfree, Generic Object Exchange, Object Push, File Transfer, Basic Imaging, SIM Access, and Human Interface Device
Data cable support Yes
Browser WAP 2.0 XHTML/HTML
Email Yes
Music player Yes
Video Player Yes (RealPlayer)
HF speakerphone Yes
Offline mode Yes
Talk time 3 hours
Standby time 1 days (24 hours)

Key features

  • Twist: 3 twists for 3 modes of operation
  • Optimized, easy to use music player: Music collection management and playlist editing in device
  • 2-megapixel camera with 4x zoom
  • 10 MB internal memory, hot swappable microSD up to 1 GB. The phone can now take a 2 GB MicroSD with firmware V3.24 and above.
  • Sales package includes 512 MB microSD inbox
  • GSM/EDGE 900/1800/1900
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed with Mass Storage profile
  • Stereo am Radio playback including Visual Radio functionality
  • Tutorial Application
  • Sound Meter application
  • Picture editor
  • Movie maker
  • Lifeblog application
  • Setting Wizard (automatically sets the configuration settings of the phone for e-mail and network)
  • Comes standard with a full web browser


  • Playback time: up to 10 hours
  • Supports microSD cards up to 2 GB (1500 songs, with latest firmware)
  • Supports WMA, M4A, MP3, AAc, eAAC and eAAC+ music files
  • Audio setting include different equalizer settings, Stereo Widening and Bass Boost
  • Nokia Audio Manager
  • Music Library


  • Resolution of images: 1600x1200 (default), 1152x864, 640x480
  • Resolution of videos: 176x144, 128x96
  • Streaming and video capture: H.263, 3GPP and Real V8



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