Despite still not yet being announced by T-Mobile, the Nokia N900 is almost certain to be debuting on the US carrier thanks to the inclusion of WCDMA 1700 MHz bands in its specs. However, it seems that AT&T/Rogers fans looking forward to this QWERTY-equipped touchscreen Maemo powered phone won’t be completely left out in all the fun.
Based on a correspondence with a Nokia rep, an AT&T/Rogers compatible (read: 850/1900/2100MHz bands) Nokia N900 might be announced soon. How soon we don’t exactly know, but this is what was reported by the folks over at The Nokia Blog.
Here’s the full reply from Joe of Nokia:
You are correct, we’ve announced the Nokia N900 yesterday. We have not announced where it will be available but have just said that it will be released in select regions.
Regarding the network bands, you are correct – we announced a WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz bands. We have not made any announcements regarding an 850/1900/2100 MHz band device. An announcement will be forthcoming.
Granted that not all reps are as reliable as they should be, we’re trying not to put too much into this disclosure. Be that as it may, it wouldn’t actually hurt Nokia if they released two variants of the Nokia N900 since this will, in the end, help them capture a bigger market and result in better sales for the company.
Anyway, we’re still waiting for an official announcement from either Nokia or Rogers/AT&T before we tick this one off our rumor list.
UPDATE: Nokia has issued an official statement on this matter and, unfortunately, it's not looking good. Read the whole story here.