Nokia Shares More Details About the N85 and N79
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Aug 26, 2008, 3:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Aug 26, 2008, 12:53 PM
This morning Nokia officially announced the N85 and N79 handsets, which are targeted at the North American market. Both run S60 3rd Edition with Feature Pack 2 and house tri-band HSDPA 3G and quad-band GSM/EDGE radios for world-wide roaming. They will also both include GPS, FM receivers and transmitters, stereo Bluetooth / 2.0+EDR and Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity. The share 3.5mm headset jacks, both with TV out included. Each has a Carl Zeiss optics 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and autofocus. They will be available in the fourth quarter.
- N85: This dual-slider follows up the N81 is a slimmer package. It has a 2.6-inch OLED display will come boxed with an 8GB microSD card, but supports cards up to 16GB. It has dedicated gaming buttons to support Nokia's N-Gage gaming service. It will cost between $550 and $600.
- N79: This bar-style phone is the successor to the N78. It's stand-out feature is the interchangeable back panel. It will be boxed with three panels, which also interact with the on-screen themes when switched. It has an accelerometer and will automatically switch between landscape and portrait modes. It will be boxed with a 4GB microSD card. It will cost between $450 and $500.
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