Nokia introduces AT&T-friendly N79 and N856
Nokia N85 is a two-way slider with numeric keypad or music shortcuts, depending on the way it is opened. It has a 2.6” QVGA OLED display with 16 million colors, which we guess will produce very good picture in any lightning condition. The battery should last for up to 30 hours of music playback and an 8GB microSD card comes in the box for storing files. N85 is a quad-band GSM and tri-band (850/1900/2100 MHz) UMTS/HSDPA phone.
The N79 is the candybar model, resembling the N82. It has a more modest 2.4” QVGA display also with 16 million colors and is a quad-band GSM with dual-band 3G, suitable for AT&T. In the box, it comes with 4GB microSD card and three different covers. The available color options include Light Sea Blue, Espresso Brown, Olive Green, White and Coral Red.
Both are expected to start shipping in October this year at about $660/$510 (EUR 450/350) respectively for the N85 and the N79. The European versions of the models have different UMTS bands.