updated 10:05 am EDT, Thu May 17, 2007
Nokia 8600 Product Shot
Nokia's upcoming 8600 handset has been all but confirmed, courtesy of a new forum leak. Nicknamed the Luna, the will be a simpler version of the 8800 Sirocco that places the controls on top of the unique slider rather than hiding them underneath, keeping basic controls intact even when the shell is closed. Nokia is also said to envision the 8600 as bringing the 8800's features to the mid-range; accordingly, the leaked device is now known to have both a 2-megapixel camera, EDGE Internet access, and Bluetooth.
Although little else has surfaced aside from the core details, the 8600 should have a quad-band GSM radio and will almost certainly reach North American carriers as well as Nokia's favored European audience. A formal release is anticipated within the next few months. [via Ring Nokia]