UPDATED: Rumor Mill: Nokia expanding at T-Mobile

Nokia's North American troubles are well documented, but it appears the company may be looking to expand its 3G efforts at T-Mobile USA.

According to FCC documents unearthed by Phone Scoop, the commission has approved a clamshell phone, called the Nokia 3710a, with support for T-Mobile's 3G UMTS network in the 1700 MHz band. T-Mobile has not announced the device.

In other Nokia news, The Nokia Blog posted a tip from a source who claimed to have spoken with Nokia spokesman Joseph Gallo about Nokia's new Linux-based smartphone, the N900. The tipster said Gallo had confirmed a version of the N900 with 850/1900/2100 MHz support, which would align with AT&T Mobility's 3G network.

However, Gallo told FierceWireless that no such plans have been announced. "Regarding the Nokia N900, we have announced a tri-band WCDMA version that utilizes the 900/1700/2100 MHz networks," he said. "There have been no announcements regarding a version that supports the 850/1900/2100MHz bands."

For more:
- see this Phone Scoop post
- see this The Nokia Blog post

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Article updated Aug. 31 to include additional information from Nokia.

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