12th February 2005
FCC approval has just been granted from
a new and possibly very tiny 3G handset, codenamed the
"RM-57". No pictures are available, but FCC
approval document LJPRM-57 gives a tantalising glimpse
into the possible physical size and characterstics.
FCC approval is being sought for a unit
broadcasting in the 2402.0 to 2480.0 and 1850.2 to 1909.8
MHz range, which indicates to us a 3G + GSM device.
rear diagram of the handset shows a space for a SIM
card. Thanks to the magic of photographic manipulation,
we can come up with a rough size. You can see quite
clearly that the handset appears to be slightly smaller
than a credit card in terms of size, we think coming
in at about 86x44mm which is a little smaller than the
If our size estimates are correct, then
this is probably the smallest 3G phone in the world.
Of course, we haven't seen the front and it's always
possible we may have misidentified the specfications,
but it's clear that Nokia have something very interesting
up their sleeves here, probably ready to be announced
at the 3GSM world congress on 14th February 2005 or
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