The first images of two new Nokia CDMA phones have surfaced thanks to a now dead public Nokia webserver.
The Nokia 8208 features styling identical to the N96, right down to the sliding music controls and also features EVDO Rev. A data access, 2.2 inch QVGA display, Bluetooth with stereo audio support, GPS support with a built-in transceiver, 3.0 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, microUSB port, microSDHC expansion slot, and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
The 3608 features external touch sensitive music controls, internal GPS transceiver, microSDHC slot, voice control, and FM radio.
What is interesting about these two phones is the ambiguity of Nokia’s statement regarding Series 40 availability on either with the “Series 40 Nokia-like UI” statement, which lends itself to speculation that the production is being outsourced to another local manufacturer.
Both phones are expected to launch in China through China Mobile’s CDMA service, though no announcements have been made about a possible American release, despite the fact that the phones were listed with CDMA 800/1900 access.