updated 10:15 am EDT, Fri July 17, 2009
Nokia N86 8MP for US
Nokia today said that it would add the N86 8MP to its US roster of phones. The device should be the same as the European model with an absence of local 3G but support for both GSM and EDGE data. As with the original version, the slider pins its hopes on an 8-megapixel camera that overcomes weaknesses of most cameraphones with a mechanical shutter, variable aperture and dedicated controls.
An OLED display, GPS and Wi-Fi will also come along with the phone, which ships sometime in "coming weeks" for $558 as an unlocked, unsubsidized phone that works with both AT&T and T-Mobile. Nokia hasn't said if a North America Model (NAM) is in development with native 3G support.