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Rafe 26-08-2008 08:03 AM

Nokia N85 - the dual slider evolves: OLED, USB charging, tri-band WCDMA
 
The Nokia N85, the latest edition to Nokia's Nseries range, was announced today. With AM OLED screen technology, tri-band WCDMA (3G) cellular radio, USB charging, and preloaded Ovi content and services, the multimedia-centric N85 delivers the latest evolution of Nokia's dual slider form factor.
The N85 boasts the usual impressive Nseries specification list: 5 megapixel camera (with dual LED flash and lens cover), integrated GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, FM transmitter and TV-out. The N85 will be available from November at a price of €450 (£350) before taxes and subsidies. Read on for more.

Read on in the full article.

Unregistered 26-08-2008 08:27 AM

Live video of the N85
 
We managed to get some time with the N85 last week and shot video and live photos of it.
Check them out at: http://www.mobileburn.com/gallery.jsp?Id=5159

snoyt 26-08-2008 08:44 AM

N82 impressive but...
 
N82 impressive specifications. I absolutely love the size of the thing. Just on question? Where, where did they but the GPS sensor? Does it need 'slide open'?
In other words: Do I want to trade my freshly bought N82 for it?

Rafe 26-08-2008 08:49 AM

If you read the news story you'll note I mentioned the GPS antennae is around the camera area on the back of the device (top end). Should be good for reception.

Tzer2 26-08-2008 08:49 AM

Would it be fair to call this a "Diet N96" or "N96 Light"? :-)

Rafe 26-08-2008 08:53 AM

Tzer2 - I guess so... to be honest I see the N79, N85 and N96 being the main Nseries line up going into 2009. Clearly the other devices are still going to be sold in significant numbers, but what we now have is a starting point, a mid point and a high point. Its a matter for debate whether the high point has enough extra to justify a significant extra price IMHO.

stuclark 26-08-2008 08:56 AM

Remind me again why anyone would want to buy the N96?

Smurphboy 26-08-2008 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stuclark (Post 389091)
Remind me again why anyone would want to buy the N96?

People who want a duller screen, a bigger phone and don't like USB charging??? ;)

Seriously though - it looks to me like the N96 will appeal if 24GB of storage is your thing...

SM

nj7 26-08-2008 08:58 AM

Boring phones, more of the same, more of the same, always the same:frown:

Tzer2 26-08-2008 09:04 AM

Quote:

Remind me again why anyone would want to buy the N96?
Well, if you want a serious answer ;-) maybe the 16GB of on-board (plus 8GB or more from memory cards) is one pulling factor, you should see the price difference between iPhones of different storage capacity.

The 2.8" screen probably also helps, especially when you consider the video-centric nature of the N96 (including DVB-H in some countries).

But you're right, other models are probably catching up more quickly than expected.


Quote:

Boring phones, more of the same, more of the same, always the same
The same but cheaper?

I think the idea of the N85 is to provide the same specs as previous highest-end models but at a slightly cheaper price.

Starting at a lower price would reach a different audience to the previous models. It's still pretty expensive though.

Unregistered 26-08-2008 09:06 AM

n96 has a bigger screen, tv, more memory
how about the ram?
the price?

dougalzene 26-08-2008 09:17 AM

Quote:

n96 has a bigger screen, tv, more memory
TV on your holidays, maybe

lookatbowen 26-08-2008 09:19 AM

Would it be fair to say this phone is an upgrade from the N95 (original)?
I like the fact that it has a bigger battery. I also notice it's slightly heavier than the N95 (again, must be the battery).

Just a pity it's not Quad Band.

It's a good looking phone.

Tzer2 26-08-2008 09:24 AM

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Just a pity it's not Quad Band.
It's Quadband GSM, Triband 3G/WCDMA.

I'm not sure there are any Quadband 3G phones yet, are there?

Unregistered 26-08-2008 09:30 AM

what about 5800 tube? :)


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