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Nokia N79 ships to US with native 3G

updated 10:40 am EST, Mon December 15, 2008

Nokia N79 NAM

Nokia today quickly followed up last week's introduction of the N85 for the US with a similar adaptation in the N79 NAM. The North America Model edition of Nokia's fashion smartphone adds US-native 3G data for AT&T's HSPA network and is otherwise as capable as the previously Europe-centered original, which comes with a five-megapixel camera, GPS and Wi-Fi. Its design focuses on swappable backplates that let users customize the look in a way normally off-limits to smartphones.

The handset is consciously positioned as an iPhone alternative with a 4GB microSD card in the box (up to 16GB through microSDHC), a full 3.5mm headphone jack and up to 24 hours of continuous music playback.

As with the N85, Nokia is opting out of selling the phone tied to a US carrier and is instead selling the Americanized N79 as an unsubsidized, unlocked model usable on T-Mobile or any other GSM, HSPA or UMTS network and without restrictions on software. It should be available online and at Nokia's flagship stores in Chicago and New York for $439 starting today.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Eldernorm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Its a Post.

    Nokia announces its "iPhone Killer....(s)"

    Today Nokia announced its iPhone killer. The phone(s)
    were called: the N85, the N79 Wham, the N79 Bam, and the N79 thank-you-mam,

    Also announced iPhone killers were the Motorla ROTHLOL - Roka, and the Bite-me Roka.

    The previous iPhone killers have all stopped production as of last month.

    Just a thought.

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