Summary: The phone will be available at the beginning of 2009 for
a price of around 350 Euro , and at this price combined with the features
GPS, WiFi, superior music quality, plus longer battery times like that
the phone has no direct competition. The Nokia N79 is a solid phone for
both work and play.
Excerpt: The latest round of Nokia Nseries smartphones have hit the US. Fondly termed the -3 models, these are the Nokia N96-3, N85-3 and N79-3. The -3 means that these are US models with US 3G on AT&T's 850/1900MHz bands and they're sold by Nokia stores here in the US and by US retailers like Dell, Best Buy...
Conclusion: The phone and its Direct Push software did what is said on the label, but the text to screen ratio and absence of a QWERTY keyboard or touch screen made it too cumbersome for practical email use, in my opinion.
Excerpt: The Nokia N79 is a feature-packed phone with an old school twist -- exchangeable covers. The N79 is available for free from £25 per month. What we like Taking exchangeable covers a step further, the N79 boasts covers that interact with the handset.
Summary: Whilst it's heartening to know that there are Nokia devices such as the Nokia E71 that captured the hearts of many (including ours), to be honest, the N-series has been facing a popularity issue as of late.
Summary: NB: Before reading on, it's worth looking at Rafe's comprehensive preview of the Nokia N79 , looking at its unique selling points and market positioning. In this review, Steve Litchfield reports back on two weeks' use of a full production N79. What's good, what's bad and what's yet to be fixed?
Summary: Call quality was never an issue with the N79, as it easily lived up to our expectations of a Nokia-branded phone. Ring tones sounded quite loud thanks to the handset's dual speakers. The vibrating alert was on the stronger side all thanks to the N79's balanced casing.
Conclusion: Nokia Maps 2.0 is also on board to make use of the built-in GPS receiver and there is a 4GB microSD card included in the sales package rather than having built in Mass Storage.Nokia N79 should be available September 2008.
Summary: The Nokia N79 delivers extensive features, performs well and comes with intelligent covers that add something different to the N-Series. Our only real complaint is the slightly flat keypad, but overall we enjoyed using the N79.