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August 26, 2008 / Marco

Nokia N79 and Nokia N85 Cell Phones to be Announced Today

If nothing goes awry, Nokia will be announcing a few cell phone handsets today. The new multimedia computers which will hit the market next month are the N79 and the N85.

As a candybar handset the N79 which is said to complement the N78 features a 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a dual LED flash. Its lens will be protected by a sliding camera cover. It also supports Geotagging. The N78 hosts an FM transmitter, a 3.5 mm audio jack and dedicated music keys. The handset supports up to 24 hours of audio playback. Nokia Maps 2.0 is also on board to make use of the built-in GPS receiver and a 4GB microSD card is included in the sales package. Simply put, it is for the style-conscious with its “Xpress-On”-like covers and its 2.4-inch display.

The N85 features a 2.6 AMOLED QVGA (240×320 pixels) display that supports 16 million colors. The OLED display results in a faster response time, refresh rate and uses less power in comparison with LCD displays. A 5MP camera with support for Geotagging ships with the Nokia N85. There are also dedicated gaming keys and 10 pre-loaded demo titles to try out and you will be able to choose 1 game to have for free. Other features include a built-in FM transmitter, GPS and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The handset supports up to 28 hours of audio playback. The N85 will offer an 8GB microSD card with the sales package. The so-called non-candybar handset will be available next month.

Stay tuned for the detailed specs. In my opinion, if the Nokia N79 speakers produce crisp and clear audio, this handset can possibly beat the N82 – the N79 has dedicated music keys while the N82 doesn’t. Also, it comes with a more powerful battery. Being a candybar lover, I’ll do my best to grab the N79 once I’m assured its speakers are better than those of the N82. I’ll wait for the complete specs, though.

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