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Nokia launches N79 Active sport phone

updated 09:45 am EST, Wed January 14, 2009

Nokia N79 Active

Nokia on Wednesday introduced an upgraded version of the N79 tailored to athletes. Called the N79 Active, the device pairs the candybar smartphone with a Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt that wirelessly sends its data to a new version of Nokia's Sports Tracker app. This and the phone's built-in GPS help keep tabs on the amount of exercise. The cellphone maker also adds a social component with the ability to share the playlist from a run and to geotag photos along the way.

The Active variant also gets a more exercise-friendly set of headphones and a 4GB microSD card to give the N79 better music handling out of the box. The 5-megapixel camera, 3G and Wi-Fi aren't changed on the new model, which will cost only slightly more at 375 euros ($497) before carrier discounts when it goes on sale at an unspecified point in the near future.

No mention is made of whether a NAM model will be available.





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