Posts Tagged ‘N85’
Here an in-depth review of the Nokia N85 by Anton Spiridonov of Smape in Russia. Anton has, as always done a very good job of reviewing this phone and comparing it to Nokia N96 including some side-by-side photos of the phones and also of various subjects. According to Anton,
Nokia N85 isn’t a controversial product like the cult N95: it doesn’t display any apparent weaknesses (e.g. short battery life, assembly quality) which served as good soil for the criticism which sprouted up almost immediately whenever N95 was being discussed; the functionality level didn’t jump far above that of the predecessor model, though the implementation of certain features was greatly improved. At the same time, the price isn’t biting.
The Nokia N85 is truly a good product aimed at middle market consumer who is looking for a phone that can play several other roles including music player, game controller and a camera. It will debut in Europe for 550 euros in October. Now, we know that the N85 has been approved by FCC, so we will have to see how long before it starts selling Stateside.
Nokia today officially announced two new candybar phones that had the blogosphere buzzing for the last 2 weeks ever since Nokia had announced an event on August 25th. The first one is the Nokia N79which is an upgrade to the N78 and comes with a 5Mpxl camera with Carl-Zeiss optics, geotagging and GPS. It also comes with a FM tuner and direct access to Nokia Music Store. For storage there is a 4GB microSD card slot with support up to 8GB cards. To top it all, it comes in a lime green back which looks cool.
The other phone that Nokia announced today was the N85. This phone comes with 2.6-inch AM OLED 2.6 inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) with up to 16 million colours display, a 5 megapixel camera, and geotagging capabilities. Nokia has positioned this as a gaming device and as such it comes preloaded with 10 N-gage demo games and customers can purchase one for free. It also features GPS, Nokia Maps, FM receiver, access to Nokia Music Store and dedicated keys for music. Storage is handled through a microSD card slot that supports 8GB cards.
Both devices are scheduled to be released in Europe next month.
Yesterday, folks over at CellphoneSignal notedthat FCC had given approval for Nokia N85 with 3G. This is a quad-band GSM and WCDMA phone. The RM-333 model will support the 3G bands and RM-335 model will support GSM/EDGE. Both the models will have 5Mpxl camera with 2 flash LEDs and are intended to be video oriented successors to the N96. The phone also has secondary video call camera and comes with S60 3rd edition UI, integrated GPS and Wi-Fi support. No news yet on pricing or release dates.