Nokia 8208 appears on FCC website

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nokia-8208.jpgOne of the best sources of information on new handsets is often the US’s Federal Communications Commission, which has to approve any devices before they go on sale in the US. Today, it’s brought us word of a new handset from Nokia, called the 8208.

It shares a lot of cosmetic similarities with the N95 and N96, though it lacks the N-prefix itself. It’s got a 3-megapixel camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD slot and a bi-directional slider. It’ll take 3G too, meaning that this device isn’t likely to be limited to the US.

Although it’s not going to knock the ball out of the park, to borrow an American expression, in terms of stats, this could be a solid handset for lower down in the market. It’ll be interesting to see if it packs niceties like an accelerometer and a GPS chip, too. A handset bringing that functionality to the masses could prove very popular indeed.

(via Tech Radar)

Duncan Geere