So it looks like our friends from the UK are not the only ones getting the two new N-Series phones – the N79 and N85. Nokia has also announced the North American versions of these two powerful mobile handsets, and while the UK versions of the N79 and N85 are more than likely to start hitting the stores this month, US stores will start getting both sometime in October.
Anyway, in addition to the features that we already know about the N85 such as a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a 2.6-inch AMOLED display, GPS navigation, geotagging support and 28 hours of audio playback, we also know now that the N85 will support N-Gage gaming, high-speed HSDPA connectivity as well have Wi-Fi capability and a built-in FM transmitter.
While for the N79, aside from the 5-megapixel camera, dual-LED based flash, 3G connectivity, microSDHC memory card slot, Wi-Fi and GPS navigation, we also learned that it will also have a built-in FM transmitter, web browsing and 10 pre-loaded N-Gage games. In addition, a Friendster widget will also be made available for the Nokia N79 via the WidSets service. The N79 will come with five Xpress-on smart covers in five full colors – light sea blue, espresso brown, olive green, white and coral red.
Once available the Nokia N85 and N79 will retail for around $650 and $508 respectively.