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T-Mobile-bound Nokia Rover clears FCC; get ready for Maemo 5

Zach Epstein
August 8th, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Having apparently (finally) given up on the Internet Tablet strategy of old, we’ve been anxiously awaiting more confirmed news with regards to Nokia’s forthcoming Maemo-powered handset codenamed Rover. As it were, a not so mysterious handset just popped up in the hallowed pages of the FCC website — that’s right people, the Rover is confirmed and it looks to be destined for T-Mobile. To be clear, this is not an Internet Tablet a la 770/N800/N810 — this is the first in a series of Maemo 5-powered smartphones Nokia has in store for us. Here are a few specs gleaned from FCC documentation:

  • Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, tri-band WCDMA (900/1700/2100)
  • Bluetooth + EDR
  • Wi-Fi
  • FM Transmitter
  • Slide-out QWERTY keypad
  • Nokia BL-5J 1320 mAh battery

[Via Cellphone Signal]


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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