The N85 is just another follow up to the N95 and the more recent N96. This handset has been designed as another gaming device so it’s more of an upgrade to the N81. It has a 2.6-inch OLED screen and smooth, sleek finish. It also comes with N-Gage gaming, music with an in-built FM transmitter, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics (dual LED flashes) and geotagging capabilities, three month integrated license for turn-by-turn voice navigation and high-speed connectivity, so yes, the N85 does have GPS with A-GPS support.
The Nokia N85 is pre-loaded with at least 10 made-for-mobile N-Gage gaming titles and a voucher to activate one full game license. Dedicated gaming keys light up when the device is in landscape gaming mode to further enhance a user’s gaming experience. This handset also supports 3.5G HSDPA and Wi-fi connectivity along with Bluetooth (A2DP). Each Nokia N85 comes with an 8GB microSD card, RDS radio or a wide selection of stations via the internet. The 3.5mm audio jack makes connecting a top-quality headset simple and an in-built FM transmitter lets the Nokia N85 play wirelessly through a car or home stereo.
Though both handsets come with FM transmitters as is, it’s highly unlikely they’ll release those models here in India with that feature.
The Nokia N79 and N85 are expected to begin shipping in October 2008, with an estimated retail price of Rs. 22, 339 (EUR 350) and Rs. 28, 729 (EUR 450) respectively, before taxes and subsidies.