Singapore – Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N79, 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 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, 10 pre-loaded N-Gage games and an advanced
5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. The Nokia N79 is expected to begin
shipping in October 2008.
“The Nokia N79 packs cutting-edge technology into a compact device – a
characteristic of the iconic Nseries – which allows people to discover, create
and share their passions with others,” said Grant McBeath, General Manager,
Nokia Singapore. “It has been designed for those who want a device that is as
appealing as it is powerful and comes with interchangeable covers that have
automatically matching screen themes. This balance of performance and style
means that it is a powerful and defining step forward from the popular and very
successful Nokia N72 and Nokia N73.”
Perfect for the style conscious, the Nokia N79 comes with Xpress-OnTM smart
covers that are available in five cool colors: Light Sea Blue, Espresso Brown,
Olive Green, White and Coral Red. Each Nokia N79 will come with a combination of
three color covers.
The convergence of photos, music, games and navigation in the Nokia N79 combines
hi-speed 3.5G HSDPA and Wi-Fi to make it quick and easy to share experiences on
websites, blogs or online communities.
Experience new discoveries
The innovative technology packed into this colorful offering means that
accessing a rich pool of services to further enhance individual experiences is
seamless. Log on to online communities like Flickr or YouTube or click through
directly to Nokia services such as the Nokia Music Store, N-Gage, Nokia Maps and
Share on Ovi, an online service that enables consumers to share personal
pictures and videos from their mobile devices.
The 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED Flash and video light
captures sharp, clear images and video that can be edited immediately, without
the need for a PC. Images can also be geotagged to specific locations. What’s
more, the Nokia N79 comes packaged with a 4GB microSD memory card that makes it
possible to store around 3000 song files, approximately 2500 pictures and up to
four hours of DVD-quality video clips that can be organized by albums or tags
and uploaded directly to Share on Ovi or other third party services. The
addition of a sliding lens cover helps protect the top-quality lens when not in
Nokia Maps makes it easy to explore and navigate new surroundings by accessing
more than 15 million points of interest (POI). In-built A-GPS providing
turn-by-turn navigation – for walking or driving – comes with a three month
integrated license on the Nokia N79.
A Friendster widget will also be made available for the Nokia N79 via the
WidSets service. This will allow people to browse Friendster friends’ profiles,
view and post shoutouts, upload pictures taken with their handset, and browse
their own and friend’s photo albums. All these enable more effective
communication with friends while away from a computer, and using the Nokia N79.
New users can even register for Friendster directly on their device via a link
to Friendster’s Mobile site (m.friendster.com), create an account, and instantly
begin participating in the Friendster global community.
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,
world-class branded entertainment content, the latest in mobile gaming and
dynamic applications for personalizing mobile devices to the user’s own