Nokia was expected to launch a Symbian handset for USA at CTIA and they have announced the Nokia Astound – a T-Mobile branded C7 . The Symbian^3 device will be available exclusively on T-Mobile (soon to be AT&T ) starting from April 6. The Astound seems identical in specs to the C7 including the 3.5 inch AMOLED display , stylish design , 8MP EDoF Camera with 720p video recording.
The handset is priced very attractively at $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a 2-year contract. It will be available online and at T-Mobile stores. It will also we sold at Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target Mobile locations and Walmart,
Can Nokia finally make some progress in the US Market ? The Astound is a great looking handset and would surely sell considering it’s competitive pricing but then T-Mobile USA ‘s future itself is a question mark.