A lot of people said that the N85 is a replacement to the N82, which is one of the best mobile devices that Nokia has produced. However, they are both targeted at different markets and the N82 is still on sale and not discontinued by Nokia.
Sporting the same form factor as the N96, the N85 is a dual slider device too. Running on Symbian S60, the N85 has a very minimalist design. I liked the call and end call buttons design very much. Sliding the phone up will reveal the number pad. Although there are no seams between the keys, it is still very much usable. Slide the phone down and the screen will automatically switch landscape mode and you will find four extra buttons. These four extra buttons are music control buttons but when you play a game, the button will turn into two gaming buttons.