A North American release date, albeit unofficial, has been outed for Nokia's high-end N86 8MP handset. The device was confirmed for sale in the US last month, and a new TheNokiaBlogclaim says the black N86 will be available on August 22nd with a $499 price point. The price is some $59 less than the pre-order pricing Nokia has posted on its own website.
The flagship smartphone will have an integrated 8-megapixel camera with a variable aperture, a mechanical shutter release, twin LED flashes and image stabilization. It will support at least GSM and EDGE data networks; it's not known if this model is a NAM (North America Model) with native 3G for AT&T. Otherwise, there is an OLED display, GPS and Wi-Fi. Built-in memory is limited to 8GB but will be expandable through microSDHC cards.