Nokia Oro Visits FCC With AT&T And T-Mobile 3G Bands

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s phone of choice, the luxurious gold-adorned Nokia Oro, may be a bit outside the comfort zone of how much we’d like to spend on a smartphone, but it certainly looks like a good way to get some attention in a world of drab, neutral-toned handsets. The limited edition phone is first launching in the Middle East and Russia, followed by Europe and China. We haven’t heard anything about a possible US release, but an Oro just made its way by the FCC, showing us a version of the phone with some solid support for US frequency bands.

The Oro, model RM-749, has the standard US GSM frequencies, in addition to 3G support on both of AT&T’s UMTS bands, as well as T-Mobile’s 1700MHz. The inclusion of the latter has this looking like it’s intended for US (or Canadian) release, rather than being an import model (and shouldn’t be all that surprising, considering the Astound is on T-Mobile). Neither carrier has made public any plans for the phone, so you may still end up paying the full, unsubsidized price (but then again, isn’t that the point of luxury spending?), but at least you’ll have your pick of carriers for service (merger notwithstanding).

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Source: FCC

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!