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Nokia N79

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This high-end smartphone is slightly smaller and lighter than the N78, yet has all of its features, plus an orientation sensor, intelligent color back-plates, and steps up to a 5 megapixel camera. Carryovers include FM music transmitter, touch scroll wheel, S60 platform, WiFi, HSDPA data, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, memory card slot, and Flash Lite 3.0.

versions for different regions support different bands/networks

Planned Availability: 4th quarter 2008

This phone is not currently available from any major U.S. carrier. It is compatible with some U.S. networks, and may be available from third-party dealers or smaller, regional carriers.

Specs

 
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Modes
WCDMA 850 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA / HSDPA 3.6  (3G / 4G)
850  Cellular / band 5 (V)  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
1900  PCS / band 2 (II)  Americas

GSM  (2G)
850  Cellular  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
900  Europe, Asia, Africa
1800  DCS  Europe, Asia, Africa
1900  PCS  Americas
 
Americas version (Euro-Asian version has WCDMA 900 / 2100 instead of 850 / 1900)
Weight 3.42 oz   (97 g)
Dimensions 4.33" x 1.93" x 0.59"   (110 x 49 x 15 mm)
Battery Talk: 3.5 hours max.   (210 minutes)
Standby: 400 hours max.   (16.7 days)
1200 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
2.4"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
OS / Platform S60 (Symbian)
3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
Processor 369 MHz ARM 11
Memory 50 MB internal storage
plus 4 GB card included
SIM card size Traditional / Mini (2FF)
FCC ID QFXRM-348 » (Approved Aug 27, 2008)
QFXRM-350 » (Approved Oct 14, 2008)

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: Standalone GPS
plus A-GPS / photo geo-tagging / supports LBS
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Wireless Charging -
Accessibility
Adjustable Text Size -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
Alerts
External Display -
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 64
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, DUN, OPP, FTP, PBA, SAP, A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, HID
version 2.0+EDR
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot -
NFC -
PC Sync Yes
SDIO -
USB Speed: 2.0 Hi-Speed
micro-USB connector / supports mass storage
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b/g
supports WPA, WPA2
Contacts
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Yes
Customization
Changeable Faceplates "smart" rear plates automatically change screen wallpaper to match rear cover color
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: HSDPA 3.6
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Nokia S60 Web Browser
supports full HTML sites
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Side Keys volume, camera on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen -
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
4 GB card included / supports up to 8 GB
Messaging
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Yes
MMS SMIL
Text Messaging (SMS) Yes
Text Messaging Templates Yes
Music
FM Radio Stereo: Yes
supports Visual Radio
FM Transmitter Yes
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Nokia AV connector
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, MP4, M4A, Real, AMR, WAV
supports OMA DRM 1.0-2.1, Windows Media DRM 10 / equalizer
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 5+ megapixel
auto-focus / Carl Zeiss Tessar lens / LED flash / geo-tagging using GPS / red-eye reduction, self-timer
DLNA Yes
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge Yes
Streaming Video Protocol: Flash Lite
TV Output Yes
Video Capture Resolution: VGA (640 x 480)
30 fps / video stabilization
Video Sharing Some versions only
Productivity
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet -
SyncML Yes
To-Do List Yes
Voice Memo Yes
Software
BREW -
Games supports N-Gage platform
Java (J2ME) Version: CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.1
supports JSRs: 75, 82, 135, 172, 177, 179, 180, 184, 185, 205, 226, 234, 248
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk Some versions only
Type: PoC
Speaker Phone Yes

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