Nokia N9 and N5 approved by the FCC

Two new Nokia smartphones have been approved by the FCC recently – and before you get too excited, let us inform you that neither of them is a Windows device.

The smartphones are the MeeGo-based Nokia N9 (which was officially announced last month), and the Symbian Anna-based Nokia N5, aka Nokia RM-701 (which hasn’t been announced yet).

Both the N9 and N5 come with US-friendly 3G connectivity (850 / 1700 / 1900 MHz), so, theoretically, they could be launched by AT&T or T-Mobile. But I kind of doubt the two carriers want to waste their time with handsets based on platforms that will disappear in a few years.

Anyway, in case you’re interested, the FCC has published the N9’s User Manual, as well as some internal photos of it. You can see it all here.

The Nokia N9 should be available in select markets starting September – it remains to be seen if the US is one of these markets. We don’t know when and where the N5 will be available, but more details should be unveiled soon. ‘Till then, here is what the FCC has disclosed about the N5 (there’s not much to see though).

Author: Florin

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  • Marcus Christopher McFann

    Curious as to how you consider something “US-friendly 3G”. It is actually just “at&t friendly”, and doesn’t support TMobile, Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS, Boost, or Virgin.

    For a device to truly be at least friendly to US GSM based mobile broadband, it needs 1700/2100MHz WCDMA. And it needs both frequencies, not just one, for AWS 3G.

  • Marcus Christopher McFann

    And I highly doubt there will be an N5 looking like that. Maybe an X5, but no N5. Its just to cheap and lame. C5 or X5, but no N5. Nseries isn’t about cheap

  • MIP

    “…and before you get too excited, let us inform you that neither of them is a Windows device.”

    Which WP7 device, including the Sea Ray, has created more excitement than the N9?