Now Available In The United States: Nokia N85 and N79

Posted Dec 16, 2008

Today Nokia has announced that the N85 and N79 mobile devices will be available for sale in the United States.  The Nokia N85 has a 2.6″ OLED display and the N79 has smart covers available in red, white, and brown.  Both devices can be unlocked through retail stores in the United States, including Nokia’s flagship Chicago and New York stores.

“We’re excited to have these two multimedia devices available in the United States now – and in time for the holidays,” stated Alessandro Lamanna, VP of Sales and Retail for Nokia Americas in a press release. “The Nokia N85 provides a great mobile gaming experience, lets you capture high quality videos, browse the web, shoot amazing high resolution pictures and enjoy a great music experience and everything else that consumers have come to enjoy with Nokia Nseries. Behind the slender exterior of the Nokia N79 is a wealth of wizardry to make discovering and sharing experiences with friends a real pleasure, any time of the year. Both devices even come with a three-month license for integrated pedestrian and voice-guided navigation with Nokia Maps. ”

Both phones have a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics built in.  Images can be geotagged and shared on Ovi and Flickr.  Both devices have an FM tuner built-in.  The devices will be supported on available 3G HSDPA networks.  The devices cost around $400-$550 based on the retailer.