Nokia E5 coming to North America, Australia?

The Nokia E5 has just been approved by the FCC. However, that’s not why I’m saying it might be launched in North America, because the approved E5 (RM-632) doesn’t have North American 3G bands.

So why, then? Well, because there’s an E5 unveiled by the Bluetooth SIG, with a different model number (RM-634). Its geographic availability is said to include Australia, North America, and South America.

Moreover, the E5’s official data sheet (PDF) says there’s a version of the smartphone with 850 / 1900 3G bands – making it perfect for AT&T, or Canada’s top carriers. So I’d say there’s a considerable chance for this new Symbian smartphone to hit North America sometime soon.

Announced at the same time with he C3 and the C6, Nokia E5 is a handset with a QVGA display, full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, HSDPA/HSUPA, A-GPS, Ovi Maps with free navigation, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP camera with LED flash, 250MB of internal memory, and a 2GB card in the box. Not bad at all for a device that will cost about €180 ($220) unlocked.

Author: Florin

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