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New toy…

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Oh this just crossed my mind. I finally abandoned my nice brick of a HTC Hermes PDA, switched over to a Nokia (yeah yeah, look at me with disgust) N85.

The Old Brick

The Old Brick

Nevertheless, moving from the all familiar Windows Mobile 6.1 to Symbian was a shocker – to say the least. But I’m getting the hang of it with a little fiddling these few days. I must admit that the N85 is a nice little device that does everything that the PDA does in addition to a GPS that doesn’t quite work (or rather, I don’t know how to work it), 5 mega pixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens (f2.8-4.5) and dual LED flash, 8gb Micro SD card in addition to all other bells and whistles.

Nokia N85 Landscape music mode

Nokia N85 Landscape music mode

The best part for me – the AM OLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen which is simply stunning. Heck, even phones are going organic nowadays!

Nokia N85 Landscape

Nokia N85 Landscape

Nokia N85 Portrait

Nokia N85 Portrait

Nokia N85 Slider

Nokia N85 Slider

Here’s a run down of the essential features!

Form: Two-way slider
Dimensions: 103x50x16.0mm
Weight: 128 g
Display: Active Matrix OLED technology
Size: 2.6″
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
Up to 16.7 million colors
Brightness control
Ambient light detector
Orientation sensor (built in accelerometer)

Quad-band 3G and EDGE (YAY!!)
Talk time (maximum): 4.5 h
Standby time (maximum): 363 h
Browsing time with packet data (maximum): 5 h 42 min
Video playback time (maximum): 7 h
Video recording time (maximum): 2 h 54 min
Video call time (maximum): 2 h 42 min
Music playback time (maximum): 30 h
Gaming time (maximum): 7 h

5 megapixel camera (2584 x 1938 pixels)
Image formats: JPEG, Exif
CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar™ lens
Autofocus with assist light and two stage capture key
Focal length: 5.2 mm
Focus range: 10 cm to infinity
Macro focus: 10-50 cm
Dual LED flash


Written by Leo

24 November 2008 at 15:34

3 Responses

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  1. Eh I was looking at this model too.

    More importantly, HOW MUCH?


    24 November 2008 at 18:33

  2. yeah i want to ask too..HOW MUCH?


    27 November 2008 at 11:49

  3. 😀 recommended retail price of RM 2,599

    comes with the following
    phone (of course)
    micro USB charger (UK plug 😦 )
    USB-Micro USB cable
    Wired headset with microphone and music controls (the mic part of the headset contains a standard 3.5mm earphone plug)
    8gb micro SD card with maps and stuff loaded


    27 November 2008 at 14:13

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