Nokia N81 Gaming Phone is headed for U.S. soon

Nokia N81 nGage Gaming phone, that we first heard of this May, is headed for the U.S. soon.

It looks like Nokia has finally decided that it has to take U.S. mobile market seriously and launch it’s best and newest phones without several months delay as it was doing previously.

Finnish company has already got FCC approval for it’s flagship 8GB Nokia N95 smartphone, and now there’s an FCC nod towards it’s other newest device – Nokia N81 Gaming Phone.


For nGage enabled N81, Nokia was not as forthcoming with information as with recently introduced and FCC approved N95 8GB. There are no photos or user manual available for Nokia N81, and even the model number is not present in most obvious places of FCC documents.

But if you look at the bottom of the Confidentiality Info Cover Letter (*.pdf), you’ll find Nokia N81-1 model number listed in the footer of the document. Operating frequencies for the phone, described in the test report (GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA Band I) also exactly matches connectivity features Nokia N81 will have.

So I have no doubt that that this FCC approval is for Nokia N81. FCC application for Nokia N81 was filed at the end of June, just a couple of weeks after the documents for Nokia N95 8G and well before the official announcement for these phones.

Which, I think, is great news for Nokia fans in U.S., who should see Nokia N81 on sale well before Christmas.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • tyty

    I love N81

  • tyty

    I love N81