updated 01:50 pm EST, Thu December 27, 2007
N85 8GB NAM due in Feb
The launch of Nokia's N95 8GB for North America may have been confirmed along with its likely price and launch window, according to a store listing by online reseller Mobile City. The site lists the device as the N95 8GB NAM (North American Model) and appears to confirm rumors that the device will contain support for HSDPA on AT&T in the US and Rogers in Canada. Like many Nokia smartphone releases for the continent, the new N95 will be sold unlocked and allow users to switch to rival networks or else use local SIM cards in Europe and other GSM-friendly areas.
The conversion of the previously Europe-focused version otherwise appears unchanged and will have the larger 2.8-inch LCD, true GPS with an assisted mode, Wi-Fi, and the series' trademark 5-megapixel camera with flash. If accurate, the posting indicates a launch on February 15th, days after the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, at a price of $800. The current N95 NAM sells for $700. [via Nokia Guide]