The handset that passed through the hallways at the Federal Communications Commission was bearing the model number RM-670, said to be the one and the same Nokia N7 or 700 Zeta.
While there are not too many details on the new mobile phone to go on with from the FCC filing, the one thing that is certain is that the handset exists and that it might arrive on the market on the North American continent in the near future.
The documents available at the FCC via Engadget show that Nokia 700 Zeta is being delivered to the market with support for 1700MHz AWS and 850/1900Mhz 3G bands.
Thus, we can assume that it would either land on shelves at AT&T and/or T-Mobile, or that it would be sold with support for their networks.
The rest of the specifications are shrouded in mystery for the time being, but it might not be too long before more on this starts to emerge.
Until that happens, we should also have a look at some of the rumors that emerged on this device, which include, among other, a 1GHz application processor.
This means that Nokia is indeed set to bring to shelves powerful Symbian devices soon, as the recently leaked Nokia 500 Fate was said to pack a similar CPU.
Among the other possible specs that 700 Zeta would arrive on the market with, we can count a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, NFC capabilities and the Symbian Belle OS.
Symbian might be on its way to the grave, but it seems that it would be able to leave some pleasant memories after all, provided that these 1GHz devices do land on the market.