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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