Is it too much to ask people to leave their mobiles at home now and again – perhaps when they’re out for a jog? Apparently so – and Nokia has nipped in to launch a mobile that with "athletic lifestyle appeal" in the shape of the Nokia 5500 Sport. And just so the athletes feel at home, it’s been made out of trainers – or at least "with materials used in the latest high performance running shoes".
The phone is a tri-band GSM/GPRS device, packed into a liquid and dirt-resistant case with rubber grips. It features a work-out mode that will time your runs and plan your exercise schedule and also contains a pedometer if you’re taking it a bit easier. And if you want a bit of music to keep you company, a push of a button flips the handset into music mode. Press again to go back to phone mode. Music (and general) storage is via MicroSD cards.
And don’t worry about checking your text messages, the phone can read them out. It can also read out pedometer and work-out information too.
Available from the third quarter in Europe in a "sport" or "business" colour scheme, it should cost around £205.
Via The Register