After a slight delay, the N85 is finally in the house and I am loving it. The colour, the size and the entire general feel – its all good. The only gripe I currently have is with the keys around the Navi Wheel which are a little difficult to press. Hopefully, I should get used to them soon.
Expect more coverage of the N85 in the coming weeks, meanwhile enjoy the unboxing above.
The very likeable N85 has gotten a new firmware v. 11.047 to be precise. We has heard about it a little while ago and the good news is that it is now available via the NSU, which also has gotten an update. The firmware is available across most generic product codes and should slowly be making its way to others. It brings support for the Nokia DVB-H accessory, support for the 16GB microSD and the Nokia application that should automatically check for newer firmwares from now on. For those of you in India, it is likely that Nokia’s given you the shaft and the firmware may take weeks to become available even if you have a SIM free N85. Full changelog below.
New features and applications:
– DVB-H accessory support (SU-33W)
– Nokia software checker application
– Support for Nokia MU-44 16GB microSD memory card
– Bad sound quality using BT headsets (CAP 97705)
– Cannot display the video under edit menu (CAP 99698)
– Keypad no response after make call with slide close (CAP 99169)
– Problems with finding contacts starting by “CH” (CAP 97026)
– Music player keep searching new songs when activated (CAP 97082)
– Message type changed to multimedia message (CAP 99880)
– Video recording quality improvement
– Imaging quality improvements, better colours saturation and flash
– Defaul setting change: Closing slide doesn’t disconnect call
– Short slide key illumination applied for Java application compatibility
– “Video call” is shown in Options when highlighting a contact in Space UI.
– Not detecting always wall charger -> Not charging
– 2G cannot connect to GPRS service in some cities in China
– Non stop Music Player “Library update”
– FMTX: The audio is routed to DUT speaker after receiving a message when FM
transmitter is transmitting audio.
– Predefined contacts does not support Chinese characters
– APN setting for Vodafone Mobile connect “Promt Password is set to Yes”
– Audio >> downlink quality
– Some of the S60 key presses are not registered by device
– Google Maps application not working with “Vodafone live!” access point
– Network level icon is not shown during VT call
– ITU is not responding when MO is done where slide is closed and opened when call
– Long press of Media keys prev/next not working correctly for local videos
– DTMF tones sent from prepaid line to *600 (or *400) are not received by NW
– OFR_pop-up at boot about positioning
– Orange enterprises APN is used by default in the email Wizard
– Pod cast: messed up characters
– All key presses are not registered by device
– E-mail address limiting to max 30 characters
– SMS converting to MMS if more than 20 recipients
Via: Nokia Users
Nokia’s latest do-it-all, the Nokia N85 has made an earlier than expected appearance and the first unboxing video and pictures are up. It, if you have forgotten, packs quite a punch in terms of specifications – A 2.6-inch AMOLED screen, AGPS, 5MP Camera, N-Gage compatibility, 8GB microSDHC storage out of the box, WiFi, a FM transmitter and a 28-hour music playback battery life, to name a few. The phone even has a camera lens cover and support for microUSB charging. While it may or may not be a N96 killer, it certainly will be the phone to look out for. As we wait for it be made available outside Italy, here are some unboxing pictures courtesy of Pasco.
Just a few days ago, the support pages for both the N85 and the N79 had become available on the Nokia Support site and today AAS brings news that Nokia Italy’s online shop currently has the SIM-free N85 listed as “in stock” with a price of 439 Euros plus taxes.
Usually, the appearance of support pages means that the device is close to shipping and today’s Nokia Italy sighting further backs this up. Although this may be a mistake, but we can still get our hopes up for a worldwide release soon. Meanwhile, if you can wait – the user manuals on the support pages should be a good way to kill some time at least.
First of all, I am absolutely miffed at not being able to attend the virtual launch of these devices as such events are something that Nokia is really good at and second it gives people from all around the world, an opportunity to interact with the people behind the scenes. I really hope at least some of you would have been able to tune in and Nokia makes them a regular feature, at random – just to get the pulse.
Now that the initial euphoria that accompanies every device launch has died down, I have been able to collect my thoughts on the impact these devices will have on the market and also at a more micro level.
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