According to the latest news on the Web, a new Nokia touchscreen handset has been recently approved by the FCC. The device, which surfaced into the wild a few months ago, should come as a smaller version of the already popular 5800 XpressMusic, due to the fact that it seems to have about the same size and the same button arrangement as the older model.
The handset that has been approved by the FCC comes with the codename RM-504, and, according to spaziocellulare, it is the same model that was recently spotted on the Nokia Europe website and which had the codename 5530 RM-504. NokiaPort.de managed to take a shot of the dropdown menu on the phone’s page showing the Nokia 5530, so the assumption that the Finnish mobile phone maker is getting ready to unveil the handset might be correct after all.
As many of you might know, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic was already rumored to be slated for a September release, and it seems that the US market might see the phone as well, though there are no exact details on when it will actually be launched there. Considering the latest Nokia releases in the country, the N97 and N86 8MP, which came quite soon after the FCC approvals, it might not be too long before we hear that the device was officially introduced.
As for the specs of the 5530 XpressMusic, the FCC filing is reported to show quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), GPRS, EGPRS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a 1000mAh BL-4U battery. Other specs of the handset, previously unveiled, also point towards a 2.9-inch touchscreen display, a 3.2-megapixel camera, FM radio with RDS, 150MB of internal memory, microSD memory card slot and a 3.5mm jack, as well as Symbian S60 5th edition as its operating system. Stay tuned to learn more details as soon as they become available.