Nokia has launched a new sport focused phone today, the Nokia 5500 Sport that promises to feature all the technology that every active-minded consumer needs, and is specially designed to withstand the daily rigours of work and work-out.

Key to the new phone is a single button that serves to activate three dedicated "modes" - a phone mode to stay in touch, the music mode to unwind or power-up, and the sports mode to help you break a sweat.

The Nokia 5500 Sport also offers "text-to-speech" technology meaning messages can be read out to you, while the voice prompts with the status of your workout being told as you go.

Other features include an integrated pedometer feature serves to monitor distance walked or calories burnt and a microSD slot to store music on.

The triband Nokia 5500 Sport (GSM 900/1800/1900) is scheduled to sprint into stores during the summer (3rd quarter) of 2006 and is expected to retail for around £200 before taxes and subsidies.