updated 05:55 pm EDT, Fri August 7, 2009
Nokia T-Mobile Tablet FCC
Rumors of a Nokia 3G tablet for T-Mobile gained credibility today through an FCC entry for what may be that device. The posting shows a product likely too large to be a phone that uses the 1,700MHz AWS (Advanced Wireless Spectrum) band for its 3G, leaving only T-Mobile USA as the candidate for the hardware. Little else is shown about the device other than that its working RX-51 codename differs from the usual RM prefix given to Nokia handsets.
The May rumor paints the mystery tablet, nicknamed the "Rover" but potentially called the N900, as a major improvement on the aging N800 series Internet tablets. A much faster processor, a 5-megapixel camera and 32GB of storage would make it better able to cope with the modern Internet, although it should continue to use Maemo and may use a radically revised version known as Harmattan. [via Engadget]