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Nokia N79

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Tuesday 26th, August 2008
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Nokia unveiled the Nokia N79 mobile phone, the latest addition to the Nokia Nseries range that combines intelligent and customizable design with a fully-loaded multimedia computer. Behind its sleek exterior, the Nokia N79 cell phone is a technology powerhouse. It offers a full range of multimedia experiences including integrated navigation, music with FM transmitter, high-speed connectivity, superior web browsing, at least 10 pre-loaded NGage games and an advanced 5 megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

Nokia N79

Nokia N79 phone
The 5 megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and video light captures sharp, clear photos and video that can be edited immediately, without the need for a Personal computer. Photos can also be geotagged to specific locations. What's more, the Nokia N79 cell phone comes packaged with a 4 GB microSD memory card that makes it possible to store around 3,000 songs, approximately 2,500 photos and up to four hours of DVD-quality video clips that can be organized by user albums or tags and uploaded directly to Share on Nokia Ovi or third party services. The addition of a sliding lens cover helps protect the top-quality Carl Zeiss camera lens when not in use.

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Nokia N79

Nokia N79 navigation
Nokia Maps mobile application makes it easy to explore and navigate new surroundings by accessing more than 15 million points of interest. In-built A-GPS providing turn-by-turn navigation - for walking or driving - comes with a three month integrated license on the Nokia N79 GPS navigation phone. A Friendster widget will also be made available for the Nokia N79 cellular phone via the WidSets service. This will allow people to browse Friendster friends' profiles, view and post shoutouts, upload photos taken with their handset, and browse their own and friends' photo albums. All this enables more effective communication with friends while away from a computer using the Nokia N79 mobile phone.

Nokia N79

Wi-Fi & 3.5G HSDPA connectivity
Perfect for the style conscious, the Nokia N79 mobile phone comes with Nokia Xpress-on smart covers that are available in five cool colors: Light Sea Blue, Espresso Brown, Olive Green, White and Coral Red. A combination of three of these comes with each Nokia N79 cell phone. The convergence of photos, video, music and navigation in the Nokia N79 combines with high-speed 3.5G HSDPA and Wi-Fi to make it quick and easy to share experiences on websites, blogs or online communities.

Nokia N79

Nokia N79 price & availability
To ensure each device is as distinctive as its user, customizable features are available at the Nokia Download! store, a one stop personalization shop, already embedded in Nokia Nseries devices. It lets consumers create a unique experience for themselves by offering easy access to a multitude of popular ringtones, branded entertainment content, the latest in mobile gaming and dynamic applications for personalizing mobile devices to the user's own preferences. The Nokia N79 mobile phone is expected to begin shipping in October 2008, with an estimated retail price of EUR 350, before taxes and subsidies.

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