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Nokia N85, N79 coming up next

Expect to get a model refresh from Nokia every 6 months or so. Up next is the Nokia N85 slider phone (upgrade to the Nokia N81) and the Nokia N79 which is a minor update to the Nokia N78.

The Nokia N85 is a slider, N-Gage specific phone with 5MP Tessar-Zeiss camera and GPS as well as WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth and 3G/HSDPA connectivity {via }.

Nokia N85

This gaming phone has a 2.6-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels, AM OLED) display which can orient horizontally when used for N-Gage mode. Comes with an 8GB microSD card with option to upgrade to 16GB later. This model can playback music up to 24 hours.

On the other hand, the Nokia N79 is just a minor upgrade to the 6-month old Nokia N78 which first came out in February of this year.

It now comes with a 5-megapixel camera (Carl-Zeiss optics) and a dual-LED flash. Comes with a 4GB microSD card and battery lasts 28 hours on music playback.

It also has that nifty FM Transmitter to broadcast your music to other FM radio devices or speakers. I just hope they fixed the problem with the audio quality I mentioned to the Nokia N78 Product Manager in our last chat.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

22 Responses

  1. Avatar for spanngurte kaufen spanngurte kaufen says:

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  2. Avatar for hehe hehe says:

    Hi this is amazing telefone and I’m a waryy espenciv !!^^
    Good Luck ;P

  3. Avatar for lito lito says:

    nokia n85 and n79? bakit hindi sila gumawa ng isang cell phone na gaya ng iphone. nakakasawa na sa dami ng unit. iphone introduce only 1 unit sa isang taon, kaya pag may coming na unit nila buong mundo inaabangan. i no longer a nokia user. nakakasawa.

  4. Avatar for yniego yniego says:

    how much is N85

  5. Avatar for yniego yniego says:

    how much is N85, i really want to buy n85… hope its cheaper.. hehe!-

  6. Avatar for mayank mayank says:

    Which one is better….Nokia N 79 or Nokia 5800 express music?

  7. Avatar for dish dish says:

    hey, why is it that in some sites, there is no olive green in the exchangeable cover colors? has anyone seen the olive green cover in Philippines? is it available in the country?

  8. Avatar for kaka kaka says:

    N85 is probably at 23,000 to 28,000

  9. Avatar for Kieno Sarmiento Kieno Sarmiento says:

    What is the Php price of a N85, i hope someday i can buy it’

  10. Avatar for Gretch Gretch says:

    Hi! would you know if the N79 can be used while traveling in Japan?

  11. Avatar for T T says:

    what’s the SRP of Nokia N79?

  12. Avatar for hellgirlmavz hellgirlmavz says:

    watz the latest price of n85???

  13. Avatar for webmaster webmaster says:

    N85 RockS!!!!1


  14. Avatar for webmaster webmaster says:

    I think N85 is much more cooler than N79 just by loooking at it you can say that N85 has the edge over N79


  15. Avatar for Lloyd Lopez Lloyd Lopez says:

    Woops typo. LOL! I mean the N85 compared to the N95

  16. Avatar for jloc jloc says:

    “The N95 looks good. The specs are almost like the N95.”

    of course. your comparing the same model. haha

  17. Avatar for Lloyd Lopez Lloyd Lopez says:

    The N95 looks good. The specs are almost like the N95.

  18. Avatar for Maikeru76 Maikeru76 says:


    Nokia may have lost the ‘cool’ and ‘must’ have cachet BUT they were the first ones to make them phones user-friendly…I am seriously considering this N series phone…UNTIL Steve Job’s marks down the 3G I phone…REALLY down to the Php 15K level (wishful thinking…)

    Rawk on Master Yuga! c”,

  19. Avatar for LiNTEK LiNTEK says:

    Yuga, any news on the price?

  20. Avatar for Gwapito.com Gwapito.com says:

    These are good designs.

  21. Avatar for XpressMusic XpressMusic says:

    Boris will definitely get mad at this. Another leak report, this two Nseries phones are supposed to be announced at the Nokia launch event that will be happening today around 3PM PHL time.

    Anyway – I also joined the leak blogorama

    Here are my posts:




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