updated 02:45 pm EST, Wed January 2, 2008
Nokia 5610 at FCC
Nokia's 5610 XpressMusic slider could soon be available in the US with a full feature set, according to a new FCC approval. The filing confirms an Americanized version of the phone and that the shipping device is ready for full 3G Internet access through AT&T: it should support fast HSDPA Internet access on the 850MHz band as well as the 2.1GHz service it already uses in Europe, according to the report. Legacy access to EDGE and GPRS data are also likely.
The phone otherwise follows the original Nokia design closely and should have a 3.2-megapixel camera, dedicated music controls on its outer face, and a high-capacity microSD slot that stores up to 4GB of content. Nokia has not formally announced the most recent XpressMusic for the US and it remains unclear whether the phone will be sold tied to AT&T's cellular service or as an unlocked device that can work with any provider. Whether it will support the Nokia Music Store is also unknown.