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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.

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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

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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?

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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.
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Would it be fair to call this a "Diet N96" or "N96 Light"? :-)
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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.
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Remind me again why anyone would want to buy the N96?

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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...

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

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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.


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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.

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

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TV on your holidays, maybe

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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.
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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?

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what about 5800 tube?
 

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