The latest addition to the Nokia N-Series, the 3G-enabled Nokia N79 combines intelligent and customizable design with a fully-loaded multimedia computer. Behind its sleek exterior, the Nokia N79 offers integrated navigation, music with FM transmitter, high-speed connectivity, and superior web browsing. Find and share your passions and map your discoveries with A-GPS and Nokia Maps, and capture faces and places with the Carl Zeiss 5 megapixel autofocus camera featuring geotagging capabilities. Other features include Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), Bluetooth for handsfree devices and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion, access to personal email, Symbian operating system (9.3, Series 60) for powerful in-phone applications and games, an integrated FM transmitter for listening to music through your car stereo, and up to 5.5 hours of talk time.
Additionally, this phone can be paired with 850/1900 MHz UMTS/HSDPA 3G networks in the United States. When paired with a compatible 3G network, you'll enjoy a high-speed connection offering a variety of feature-rich wireless services--from data connectivity to your office to multimedia streaming, and take advantage of simultaneous voice and data services. In areas in the U.S. not served by a 3G network or in foreign territories, you'll continue to receive data service via EDGE network (depending on network compatibility).
The candybar-style Nokia N79 has a brilliant 2.4-inch LCD screen with a 240 x 320-pixel resolution and support for 16.7 million colors, and it features an ambient light detector, color and brightness controls, and an orientation sensor that changes the screen from portrait to landscape (and back again). Below the screen you'll find standard send/end and soft navigation keys as well as a dedicated camera key, and a stylish numeric keypad. The phone has an internal 50 MB memory, which can be expanded via optional MicroSD memory cards (up to 8 GB in size).
Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server. You'll also be able to access open Wi-Fi networks in offices and hotspots via the integrated 802.11b/g wireless connectivity. (This phone provides the following Wi-Fi security protocols: WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal, WEP)
With the Carl Zeiss optics on the 5-megapixel camera, you can capture print quality photos and DVD-like quality video clips. Carl Zeiss, a world leader in high quality camera lenses, brings an award-winning legacy to the Nokia N79 with state-of-the-art optics for mobile photography and mobile video. The Zeiss name has been associated with cameras from Hasselblad, Rollei, Yashica, Sony, and Nikon. This auto-focus Carl Zeiss Tessar lens has a 5.2mm focal length and focus range as close as 10cm. The camera also features a flash, video light, autofocus with two-stage capture key, self-timer, white balance and exposure compensation settings, scene settings, and digital video stabilization.
Images are saved as JPEG or EXIF files while videos are recorded in the MPEG-4 file format with the .mp4 file extension, or in the 3GPP file format with the .3gp file extension (sharing quality). Photos and video clips can be enjoyed on a compatible television thanks to the device's TV out feature and support for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology.
With A-GPS functionality, you'll be able find your route quickly and easily, whether walking or driving (A-GPS is a network dependant feature that requires a data plan; additional charges may apply). The Nokia Maps application offers richer maps with urban details and satellite views and the ability to search and download information about points of interests, such as restaurants, hotels, companies, travel agencies, airports, and more. It also provides optional upgrades such as City Guides, turn-by-turn pedestrian mode and voice-guided car navigation.
The N79 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, video, graphics and sound via messages. It also enables you to check your email on the go (supporting POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP protocols). T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile text messaging users.
View web pages as they were originally intended with the integrated Nokia Web Browser, which enables you to zoom out to a full screen view of the entire page using the Mini Map feature. Find the section you want and then zoom in to the content you need. The text instantly adjusts to the size of your screen. The browser also keeps a history of your browsing so you can quickly get back to where you started.
Log on to online communities like Friendster, Flickr or YouTube or click through to Nokia services such as the Nokia Music Store, N-Gage, Nokia Maps and Share on Ovi, an online service that enables you to share personal pictures and videos from your mobile device. A Friendster widget is available for download, allowing you to browse Friendster friends' profiles, view and post shoutouts, upload pictures taken with your handset, and browse your own and friends' photo albums.
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 you create a unique experience for your phone by offering easy access to a multitude of popular ringtones, branded entertainment content, the latest in mobile gaming and dynamic applications.
- Access personal email (IMAP, POP, SMTP protocols), with support for email filtering and attachments
- Music playback file formats: .mp3, .wma, .aac, eAAC, eAAC+
- Synchronize music with Windows Media Player
- FM radio (requires headset to be attached) and full spectrum FM transmitter
- 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug
- Ringtones: mp3, aac, 64-tone polyphonic (33 built-in tones)
- Integrated stereo speakers
- Voice commands, enhanced voice dialing, voice recorder
- Operating system: Symbian OS version 9.3, 60 3rd edition, Feature Pack 2
- Advanced contacts database: multiple number and e-mail details per contact, contacts with images
- Organizer tools: world clock, calendar with week and month view, calculator, alarm clock with ringtones or radio as alarm sound, converter, to-do list, written notes
- Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BIP (for sending images to another device), BPP (basic printing profile for text, email), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), HID (support for mice or joysticks), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures), PBA (transfer contacts)
The Nokia N79 weighs 3.41 ounces and measures 4.33 x 1.93 x 0.59 inches. Its 1200 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of GSM talk time (3.5 hours on 3G networks), and up to 370 hours (15.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as 850/1900 MHz 3G networks (UMTS/HSDPA).
Customer Review: This phone is awesome!!!!!
I got this phone as a present from my brother and I have to say, im pretty impressed with this phone. it has a lot of cool features and has two cameras with 5 mega pixels and autofocus. since when did the iPhone had auto focus on its camera, maybe in 5 years but nokia n79 brings tomorrows technology today. love this phone its the best and nokia is the best.
Customer Review: Excellent Phone!
I will try to summarize how excellent this phone is.
I'll begin with the cons
*OS Symbian can be slow sometimes but I think It can be fixed with the Software Updater
*Excellent call quality and Signal reception
*Nice design(for me it's the best for now for a N Series Phone)
*Camera quality is really good: maybe not the best of NSeries but it is really good for quick shots...As I always say; a camera phone is not a replacement for a real camera(see my customer images. Pics from my city)
*Very good sound quality and Mp3 player
*Easy to customize
*Nokia PC Software is very useful
*At first, keyboard is hard to use but later, You will get used to it and you will see how it's easy to use
*Several useful applications
*Nokia Maps works great
*Comes with a 4GB Memory/can be upgrated up to 8GB
*3.5mm jack, so you can use any head/earphones
*Great Web browser
*WI-FI works excellent and It's very easy to use for people who are not used to that
OVERALL, An EXCELLENT Phone... Pros are more than cons...
I really recommend it!