Nokia 6282 Launch
When we reported from the initial Nseries launch in Amsterdam earlier this year, a Nokia spokesperson mentioned that a version of the N70 might makes its way to U.S. shores. They were pretty vague about it, though, and we didn't put too much stock in it.
Well, it turns out we were wrong to doubt. Although no announcement has been made, Nokia has started quietly showing off a new version of the N70 specifically designed for the U.S.:
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It lacks 3G and the front camera for video calling, but otherwise the specs are the same. It's GSM 900/1800/1900, so don't expect to use it with Cingular. In theory it could be offered by T-Mobile, but that didn't sound likely from what I was told. This is expected to be sold independently, like the N90.
Update: The official line from Nokia is that this version of the N70 is for China... for now.