The Nokia N79 has made its official, retail debut in U.S. shops and retailers. This model, along with the N85 which just debuted last week, update Nokia's device portfolio in the U.S., and bring many of the features once reserved for high-end mobiles to a more accessible pricing range.
A spiritual successor to the very popular N73, this device features a QVGA screen, 5 MPx camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, built-in GPS, and compatibility with N. American 3G GSM networks (850/1900/2100).
It is a svelte 4.3 inches tall, 1.9 inches wide, and 0.6 inches thick.
Nokia N79 also features three colored Xpress-on smart covers (red, white, and brown), which automatically change the device theme to match the cover.
A memory card slot compatible with the microSDHC format is also included.
The N79 has been designed to work with all of Nokia's software services such as Ovi, Nokia Maps, Nokia viNe, and many other third-party applications.
Due to the addition of S60 Feature Pack 2 (3.2), this device is able receive firmware updates over-the-air (OTA), meaning that a connection to a Windows PC is not needed for these updates.
The Nokia N79 is available for an estimated retail price of $440. It can be purchased from Nokia flagship stores in Chicago and NYC, some Best Buy Mobile retailers, and various online retailers.
For more information about the N79, visit the Nokia N-Series website.
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