FCC dissects Nokia X7, tests only two of its five 3G bands : New gizmos, Gadgets gazette Blog

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FCC dissects Nokia X7, tests only two of its five 3G bands

Sometimes the FCC tears a phone apart and we look on with ghoulish delight. The victim this time was the Nokia X7, which sports AT&T compliant bands even though we last heard that AT&T has lost interest in the handset.

There were even leaked photos of the Nokia X7 sporting the AT&T badge, but the external photos of the X7 unit tested by the FCC had no carrier markings, just the Nokia logo.

It’s curious that the FCC only tested the 850/1900 bands – the Nokia X7 is a penta-band device that should work with the AWS (1700MHz) band just as easily as with the 850/1900 bands.

There’s no hint of the X7 on Nokia’s US site for now, so no info on whether the phone will only be sold SIM-free or if the Finns have also managed to strike a deal with a carrier.

Symbian has never been particularly popular in the US and we suspect even the Anna update won’t help much. Still, a 4” AMOLED screen with Gorilla glass, 8MP camera with 720p video and free life-time navigation with Ovi Maps, uh, we mean Nokia Maps make for an appealing device. Any US citizens interested?

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