Nokia working with AT&T to unveil Symbian handset in the US

October 31, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


Nokia is getting finally aggressive with the US market, or so it seems.  The phone maker is believed to be working with AT&T currently to roll out a Symbian handset soon. Going by what we hear, the new handset will run on a Qualcomm chipset.

Expected to be unveiled in the form of a mid-tier handset, the new device is expected to ride on Symbian’s low cost and commendable power capabilities. The grapevine has it that Nokia would abide by the AT&T network’s suggestions too. Though the phone maker has not revealed details on the Qualcomm processor specs, we learn that that the possibility is that that it could be a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.

While we wait for more details on the other specs and a launch date to be revealed, we also hear that Nokia is lining up a number of other phones for the American market. Among them will be a high-end N900 next month, which will be rolled out in November 2009. Leaked videos of this model suggest that it would be a touch-phone with multiple applications. The N900 models would boats of a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. A Maemo operating system would be an added feature.

As of now, we are just waiting to hear more about Nokia’s Symbian handset. Watch this space as we go hunting for more info on the device.

(Via VentureBeat)

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