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Nokia Unveils 5MP, GPS Handset & Support Act

Gordon Kelly


Nokia Unveils 5MP, GPS Handset & Support Act

Time was sticking five megapixels and GPS into a mobile phone was a stunning achievement, now it's merely expected...

Still Nokia has done a nice job with its latest high end handset: the 'N85' since the 5MP camera in question is equipped with Carl Zeiss optics and geotagging while the GPS uses the ever useful Nokia maps.

Away from these two headlining features, the N85 is a decent looking model too thanks to its large 2.6in AMOLED screen and minimalistic styling. Being a part of the N Series, N-Gage support is in there too along with 10 pre-loaded demo titles and a choice of one free title. Naturally, HSDPA, WiFi and Bluetooth are in the mix as well while an FM tuner appears and Nokia seems to be learning its multimedia lessons having included a 3.5mm headphone jack and managing up to an impressive 28 hours continuous music playback.

Ably backing up this A lister is the 'N79', which also manages to squish in a five megapixel Zeissian camera, GPS, WiFi, 3G, an FM radio and 3.5mm headphone jack. In fact, other than the slightly reduced 24 hours continuous music playback, it is hard to see specs wise where the two models differ other than the Xpress-on covers which may/should not be to your taste.

Interestingly, both models forgo native storage in favour of bundling 8GB and 4GB microSD cards with the N85 and N79 respectively.

The duo will hit the UK next month with unsubsidised pricing of £279 (N79) and £359 (N85). Quite why you go down that route however when networks will surely be offering this duo for next to nothing on a decent contract is beyond me.


via Pocket Lint


August 26, 2008, 5:36 am

Nokia N85?!?!?

That looks just like the new (forth coming) "N96"


August 26, 2008, 7:23 am

@Darklord - to an extent, except hopefully it will be less of a disappointment...



August 26, 2008, 1:50 pm

I like the capabilities of the N-series, but having a slim handset is important to me. I haven't seen any that are less than 16mm thick, unless anyone can suggest one?

Nice to see more OLED displays in phones now!


August 26, 2008, 3:35 pm

@GherkinG - think you know the obvious one...! It's 11mm thick. Though the LG KC910 (http://www.trustedreviews.c... and Samsung Onmia are also ones to look out for.


August 26, 2008, 4:37 pm

Ooh, I'm tempted, there really isn't anything out there that matches the iphone's UI and web browsing - but it's the total cost and itunes lock-in.

I'm probably better off saving for a netbook instead, it won't get dropped and abused the way a mobile would. That said, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for Android-based handsets on the horizon, I can see it having huge community support, and an altogether more 'unrestricted' feel to it... even so, I imagine Apple will stay ahead in terms of PR and public awareness.


August 26, 2008, 8:32 pm

I'm still shocked that it's not been picked up on or reported anywhere, but WinAmp has offered iPod synching for quite a while now! At least a year!

joseph airis

August 26, 2008, 9:18 pm

this maybe the best combination of a camera and mobile phone together in one package. the internet feature may be just a novelty because who really wants to have a screen that small to read their e-mail.

joseph airis

August 26, 2008, 9:27 pm

this is a good combination of a phone and camera in one. with 5MP it can serve as a personal camera at the same time a mobile phone. this is all you need to carry around.

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