Nokia launched two new Nseries devices. Nokia N85 will basically replace the N81 and they have upgraded the camera from two to five megapixels, also adding GPS both for mapping and for geotagging. It also switches to a 2.6-inch AMOLED screen that has richer colors and as much as 28 hours of music playback on a single charge.
Similar to the N81, the N85 slider is an N-Gage friendly phone and has controls suited to playing games from Nokia’s service in landscape view. Music is also an emphasis, though the handset maker has opted against the built-in storage of the N81 8GB and instead bundles an 8GB microSDHC card, giving owners the option of an upgrade to 16GB. Internet access is supplied either through HSDPA-based 3G or through Wi-Fi.
Nokia N79 in next in line to the Nokia N78 from just months earlier and upgrades the camera from 3.2 to five megapixels, also using a dual-LED based flash.
Nokia is marketing the device as a fashion phone with swappable back covers that change the look to reflect its owner’s tastes. The candybar design also has the full 3G, GPS, and Wi-Fi feature set and lasts for up to 24 hours of music. A 4GB microSD card gives it more storage than the earlier handset.