updated 04:15 pm EDT, Fri June 22, 2007
Nokia 7900 in development?
While Nokia's tri-band 7500 has remained absent from North America, a follow-up may be in development that could breach the domestic market. German site NokiaPort is reporting the existence of the 7900, supposedly freely admitted to by Nokia on request. The highlight remains the unusual keypad, which uses streamlined, triangular buttons; most importantly however, the phone is said to use quad-band GSM, increasing the likelihood of North American adoption.
It should also have UMTS broadband, and use the Symbian S40 OS. A questionable point is the camera, which appears to have actually dropped from two megapixels to 1.3. Electronista will attempt to confirm these features for the future.