We’ve been looking for Nokia to bring a new wave of N-series devices to the world for a good while now. The Nokia N79 and Nokia N85 were expected to take offer consumers even more of the glossy-finished N-series goodness that we see on the Nokia N96. The Nokia N85 NAM (North American edition) has been spotted at the FCC, so it’s fitting that Nokia finally bring the Nokia N85 and N79 out in to the open.
Today, missing our expectations by a small margin, Nokia has officially taken the wraps off their new pair of handsets – the Nokia N79 and Nokia N85. As the successor to the Nokia N81, the dual-sliding Nokia N85 offers a newly uprated 5 megapixel camera, fitted with the dual-LED flash and the Carl Zeiss optics that Nokia loves to use on their higher-megapixel cameraphones. Add to that some GPS, 3G (HSDPA), WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, 2.6-inch AMOLED display, and microSDHC card slot, and you’ve got the makings of a serious handset. The Nokia N85 runs on S60 3rd Edition and is fully N-Gage compatible.
The Nokia N79 likewise takes the not-so-old Nokia N78 and bumps things up a notch. The Nokia N79 takes the camera to the land of 5-megapixels, again with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash in tow. With GPS, WiFi, and microSDHC card slot, the Nokia N79 is a true performer, but don’t let that fool you in to thinking the Nokia N79 is all business. The Nokia N79 is being billed as an N-series fashion phone with swappable back covers.
Nokia is looking to bring the Nokia N85 and Nokia N79 to the UK next month for an as-yet unknown price-tag. As far as the US is concerned, the FCC has already green-lighted the Nokia N85 for duty in The States, so we’re hoping to see it sooner rather than later.