If Nokia and BlackBerry had a baby: mystery phone could be a Nokia with a keyboard

A couple of days ago, eagle-eyed fans spotted a mystery Nokia phone (named TA-1047) passing FCC certification. However, the details are extremely vague and we only know that the device that was cleared comes with dual SIM support, Bluetooth 4.2, support for LTE bands 5, 7, and 38, and an FM radio antenna. We also see the sizes of the body — 2.7 inches (68 mm) wide and 5.2 inches (133 mm) tall but no information on display size or how the phone would look at all.

Now, an anonymous leakster has reported an interesting piece of information, posted over at NokiaPowerUser. According to them, the phone will actually have a querty keyboard, with a tiny, 3.3-inch display with a 480 x 480 resolution. As for hardware, it'd be an entry-level device, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 205.

What software would it run on, you ask? No, it's not Android. According to said leakster, the phone would be powered by KaiOS — a very light operating system, based on HTML5, which is designed for less-powerful devices, but still aspires to have features like an app store, 3rd party apps, video calls, live TV streaming, et cetera.

So, of course, take this with a huge pinch of salt, since the source is a mystery, but it does sound like a fun little feature phone / smartphone hybrid Nokia could be cooking there.


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11 Comments

1. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

How i love they are bringing back pkb designs with newer phones. However, based on the design shown, it looks outdated.

3. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Yeah, unless, they bring the design like the BB Q series, might be look even better.

2. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... IF THIS EVENTUALLY COMES TO REALITY, PEOPLE IN NIGERIA

4. Jacksie66 unregistered

So it's just a Nokia e6..

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks like HMD is aspiring to bring back the beloved Nokia E-Series, albeit under a different name. Here's to hoping that they bring a pkb handset powered by a more powerful OS like Android, and here's to hoping they bring back a handset reminiscent of the Nokia E90.

8. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Would love to see Nokia produce an E90-style Android phone, but I'm a little afraid it would be way out of my budget's capacity to buy one. I'm stuck with cheap Android for at least a while. Also, I've never heard of the SD 205. I imagine its a step down from the 210/212?

10. c933103

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

If the phone is going to be without touch screen, then it might be better served by using the feature phone oriented KaiOS (which is already used by other manufacturers so it's forming its own platform, and is forked from Firefox OS so it have the HTML5 apps support capability) instead of using Android (which, despite there are a few Android-based feature phone too, each manufacturer worked on their own in the process of adopting android onto feature phone and there are no universal platform for that too. Users will also be confused about which app can they use on an Android feature phone since most android apps require touch capability, while for KaiOS it is a clear cut in term of whether the app is available on the platform ot not.)

6. Venom

Posts: 3556; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think they are relying too much on nostalgia instead of focusing on today. That's not always good thing.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Now all we need is for TCL to make use of that Palm name they bought and release a 2018 version of the Treo 680 with all the modern accoutrements. I still have a boatload of .prc files laying around.

9. jhlmsiii

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 18, 2017

...nokia's done this design with symbian os. nothing new

11. havinhnam

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Yeah..!! I have desired a phone with quenty and battery long! no touch, no strong, just enough for contacts and mail is great!!

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