By Stephen Schenck | December 21, 2011 4:10 PM
Documents published by the FCC tell us all sorts of things about smartphones. Sometimes, they alert us to the existence of a new model, and other times act as confirmation for some hardware we’ve already heard rumored. Then there are the cases where we’re already very familiar with a phone, but seeing it show up at the FCC lets us know about the status of plans to introduce the phone to the US. That’s the case with the latest handset to grace the agency’s halls, with Nokia’s Lumia 800 putting out a full spread.
With the 800 already available internationally, Nokia had no qualms with providing the FCC a whole swath of documentation pertaining to the smartphone. While sometimes we only see technical reports when looking at a phone’s available paperwork, and maybe an ambiguous line-art outline, today’s Lumia 800 publication includes its user manual and numerous pictures of the phone, both inside and out.
Now, we know the Lumia 710 will be coming to T-Mobile on January 11, but what about the 800? It’s clearly destined for the US, but we’ve yet to hear specifics about just when that might happen. According to the FCC docs, this 800 supports 850 and 1900MHz 3G in the States; with no 1700MHz, we’re looking at a likely relationship with AT&T. Chances are, we’ll see it arrive sometime in Q1 2012.