updated 01:05 pm EDT, Fri May 23, 2008
Nokia E66 passes FCC
A sequel to Nokia's E65 smartphone should be headed to the United States, FCC filings show. A device called the E66 has been approved for use in the country, in two different versions: one using Europe's 2100MHz 3G band, and another geared for the crucial 850 and 1900MHz bands tapped for domestic networks. Little else is known about the device, but rumors suggest it will have a 3.2-megapixel camera, and 128MB of memory. It may also use more durable manufacturing than some other Nokia phones.
As with the E65, the E66 will most likely be a slider, and come with Wi-Fi and a microSD slot for extra storage. No prices or release dates have so far been mentioned, though FCC approval usually comes a few short weeks or months before commercial launches. [via Engadget]