Nokia has announced that it will release two versions of the same mobile phone, the Nokia N79 available in Active and Eco version which can be pre-ordered from Nokia direct for £319 including VAT.
Both share the same technical specifications. A 2.4-inch LCD screen capable of displaying 320x240 pixels, a a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a 20x digital zoom, support for 3.5G and WiFi and built-in assisted GPS.
The Active one can monitor your heart-rate and transfer vital health information to your phone via bluetooth using a Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt.
The smartphone, which is geared towards sports persons and generally people who want to exercise more in 2009 (as a resolution), is not Nokia's first sport-oriented phone.
The Nokia 5500 was released back in 2006 and the N79 includes an updated version of the GPS-based Nokia Sports Tracker that originally came with the 5500.
The Eco version assumes that you don't need a new charger, allowing you to use your old one. It also comes with a smaller box and for each one sold, Nokia will donate £4 to the WWF.
All N79 will also come with three Free Xpress-on smart covers as well as one N-Gage game.
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Unlike say the Motorola Renew that we previewed a few days ago, the Nokia N79 is not actually made up from recycle material, which would have been great. Also Nokia is only handing over £4 to the WWF, that's 1.44 percent of the device's price ex VAT. Come on Nokia, you can do better.
Nokia N79 Active could help you keep fit