The top end N-Series range of Nokia mobile phones has now expanded further to include a new multimedia device called the Nokia N85, this new handset is set to run alongside the recently launched Nokia N96 whilst offering a slightly different feature pack.
Initially the new Nokia N85 has been made available as a SIM free mobile phone, this means that consumers will not have to sign up to a lengthy pay monthly contract deal or attempt to pass any UK network credit checks, consumers can simply buy the handset out right and use their existing SIM card to retain their current mobile number, account details and any stored contacts on the SIM.
This also opens up the possibilities of buying the Nokia N85 as a gift for others, as the Nokia N85 is unlocked to all Uk networks there is no need to register the handset at point of purchase, this means that the phone can be given as a present without it being tied to one customer name.
Although the SIM free Nokia N85 does give total network freedom to the user this does come at a price as the consumer will actually be paying the ‘real’ price of the handset, because the device is not being connected to a network there are no subsidies in place to discount the phone price.
The 2.6″ OLED display on the Nokia N85 brings everything to life in detail. With OLED displays users can view images and video in natural, true colours and high contrasts for exceptional quality. Faster display response times eliminate motion blur, while the wider viewing angle lets users enjoy their media experience to the maximum.
The Nokia N85 offers a stunning 5 mega-pixel camera complete with Carl Ziess options that combine with auto-focus, red-eye reduction, LED flash and digital zoom to capture images in stunning detail. DVD quality video capture at a smooth 30 fps (frames per second) makes shooting and capturing smooth, clear video, ready to upload or share in an instant. Connect to the Nokia Ovi service and share photos and videos with friends instantly, or send them via picture messaging (MMS) or email.
The Nokia N85 offers the internet to hand whenever needed iwth high speed 3G connectivity and HSDPA support bringing broadband like speeds to the device. Connect to the internet, view news, sports or entertainment news, or simply collect email. The Nokia MiniMap web-browser displays pages as seen on standard PCs and laptops, with Flash video support, allowing users to watch their favourite movie clips on-line. Wi-Fi support makes it easy to connect to wireless broadband hotspots found around most UK towns and cities for ever faster connectivity.
The N85 has a built in FM transmitter which once activated allows usersto tune into car or home radio and listen. The integrated FM Transmitter transmits music to FM radio of a short 2-3 metre range, letting users tune any standard FM device into their music.
Built in support for MP3 music playback and a microSDHC memory card (8GB included) allows for storage of over 2000 songs/100 hrs of continuous music, also users can connect to the Nokia Music Store and download fresh music any time. An integrated FM radio lets users listen to their favourite stations in an instant and if they are travelling they can use the Nokia Internet Radio application to listen radio stations anywhere in the world without FM reception.
The Nokia N85 is compatible with the Nokia N-Gage service which allows users to download new games, play on-line with friends or connect to new ones. Dedicated gaming keys illuminate when playing, giving precise, instant control. Pre-loaded with 10 games and compatible with the N-Gage Arena service that lets users share their high scores, reviews or tips with other users, the Nokia N85 is gaming made mobile.
Although initially launched as a SIM free handset the Nokia N85 is expected to be offered as a contract mobile phone on the UK networks very soon, for now, those with deep enough pockets can take advantage of a high specification device with no network locks and total SIM freedom.
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