I'm only calling Nokia's new N85 strange because I'm not entirely sure
why it exists. When you look at the thing, both literally and
figuratively (i.e. on the spec sheet), it's not all that different from
the N96. I guess it has a smaller screen and less internal storage,
and CellPhone Signal
is calling it "a video oriented successor to the Nokia N96." Except
that doesn't make sense because it's the N85, not the N97, so it's
gotta be positioned lower in the lineup than the N96, right?
Confused? Sorry. Here's the point: The FCC just cleared the N85
for takeoff here in the US, and one version of it features North
American-ready 3G on the WCDMA 850/1900/2100 bands. So get ready for
some S60, WiFi, GPS, WQVGA display and 5MP camera with dual-LED flash
action! But, you know, different than the action on the N96.