Just bought this one.
Pros - light weight, decent camera (still love the instant autofocus of 6500), 30fps video, WIFI (but most high end phone has it now anyway), fairly decent sound, good battery life, A-GPS was very reliable,
Cons - keypad button really hard, bad for sms,N series phone generally has bad keypad except maybe for n73, it should be responsive like 6233, e51, phone design really bad (someone who has no knowledge of the phone capabilities wouldnt be attracted to it at first glance), color is bad - grey appear dull, white is fair only, should come up something like dark blue, black, lastly the firmware issue - why is nokia not updating it ASAP througH the software updater ( nsu ), no news on it and kept us guessing when update available ??
overall - good multimedia function, reliable phone, but keying/typing/smsing is going to be a pain and one that is not too pleasant to the eye
You guys can install Garmin GPS software into this phone, and it works great!!!!!!! It's free compare to nokia maps!!!!
oh man!!! this phone has internet radio!!! it is so coooool!! high quality radio!!! hundreds of stations with high quality!!! i hook it up to my home stereo system which costs $3500. It is so wonderful!!!!! love this phone!!
The first NOKIA perfect phone
about the new firmware it's a product code matter like all other phones
PRITI, 27 Dec 2008hi imran so have you got product cod reply yes or noNew firmware is not available not from FOTA nor NSU.Some of the N79 users at MR Forum and Nokia Discussion also don,t found new firmware .But I am using my phone since 1st DEC, it is working excellent i am much satisfied with it .The only problem is that in songs all repeat mode it only plays the next song not all songs.I dont know the bugs that have listed in new firmware where exists.
Can someone please tell me. Will this phone be launched in black colour ??
I hate silver colour. Want to buy this but waiting for black colour.
imran, 25 Dec 2008have someone updated to new firmware or still it is not available to any product codehi imran so have you got product cod reply yes or no
imran, 25 Dec 2008have someone updated to new firmware or still it is not available to any product coder u there?
imran, 25 Dec 2008have someone updated to new firmware or still it is not available to any product codeplz try again ok
hey i'm having trouble with my n79, i can't find out my firmware version even with *#0000#. I have a seal grey version and the nokia maps doesnt support walk to guidance for the US where i am located.a
imran, 26 Dec 2008yeh but NSU and FOTA says not available any update . Also i have found not a single clue ... moreyes you are right, im trying to find the nokia update for the n79 but there is no official update from nokia. only other websites are talking about the update without proof. did you try to update it using the update manager from nokia? I havent tried it yet, and i dont think i will update my phone yet, im happy with the way it is.
vivek, 26 Dec 2008Dnt you think N82 is more success in black. And also i think this set is not that popular beca... moreThe problem is that they released the Black N82 near the time when they released N78, this moved everyone from something outdated to something new, as it's the same with new cars. But if they had the Black N82 from the first day the N82 got released, im sure it would've been very well done. And about the other colors that come with the N79, just used the black or the dark colors, they look okay.