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. When you put a cover on the N79 it automatically changes the interface theme colour to match it. It's a small feature that displays a lot of potential regarding hardware interacting with software.
Summary: The Nokia N79 might not be the star of the N series devices, but it still shines as a great multimedia smartphone with plenty of features and fast performance.
Pros: The Nokia N79 offers a slim and attractive design and packs in a load of multimedia features, including a 5-megapixel camera that takes excellent photos. The Symbian smartphone also features integrated Wi-Fi, U.S. 3G support, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Cons: The N79's navigation controls and dialpad are a little cramped, and call quality was a bit mixed.
Excerpt: The Nokia N-Series range of handsets are essentially multimedia devices that are designed for that specific purpose with of course as much of anything else tossed in. The N79 is quite well equipped with plenty of media and other features but here’s how well it actually fared. Form Factor The N79 is a good looking handset with sleek lines and curves that give it a touch of refinement and class. The 2.4-inch TFT LCD sports a 240 x 320 pixel, 16 million color resolution.
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.
All in all, the Nokia N79 is one of the best phone in it’s category,
and everyone looking for this type of phone should keep this phone in
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 and Buy.com. They carry US warranties but are sold unlocked without a contract.
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. Nokia’s N97 Communicator no doubt overcomes this problem, but is quite a lump compared to other offerings out there.
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. Whether or not the recently launched Nokia N79 is able to reverse this trend, will be a question best answered by you, our readers, when you're done with our review. The minute we held the N79, our alarm bells started ringing for a myriad of reasons.
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.
Nokia have come up with a very solid phone for both work and play.
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.