Nokia N79 And N85 Now Official

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Nokia has taken the wraps off their latest N Series handsets – the N79 and N85. They both run on the Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 OS. The N79 is a candy bar whilst the N85 is a dual slider. Both handsets share many similar features as expected from any S60 handset – both have a 5 Mega Pixel camera, Dual LED flash, TV-Out, Micro-USB, 3.5mm AV connector, MicroSD support, GPS, Navi-Wheel and integrated FM Transmitter supporting frequencies 88.01 – 107.9Mhz.

Nokia N79 mobile

The key defining feature of the N79 is the interchangeable Xpress-on smart covers, which change the theme scheme when swapped. There are two sets to choose from:

  • Canvas white with light sea blue/espresso brown/olive green.
  • Seal grey with espresso brown/coral red/white

The N85 on the other hand has an OLED screen which should help on sustaining battery life, this is the first handset I know of Nokia releasing with such a screen and one I’m glad they’ve done, it’s progress comes from lessons learned with the N95’s poor battery performance as the N85 also ships with a decent 1200 mAh battery.

Nokia N85

Both handsets will support Nokia’s N-Gage platform and come with 15 demo games pre-installed and they include:

  • Asphalt 3
  • Hooked On: Creatures of the deep
  • Worlds series of poker
  • Block breaker deluxe
  • Tetris
  • Space impact
  • System Rush
  • Brain Challenge
  • Mile High Pinball
  • Snakes Subsonic
  • Sims 2: Pets
  • FIFA 08
  • Midnight pool
  • Reset generation
  • Bounce.

We know the N85 also has dedicated gaming buttons because it’s a dual slider and lookalike of the N81.

One key thing to note is the N85 will come in a NAM version so the North American customers can be happy about that, whilst the N79 won’t.

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