About The Nokia N900
Posted November 4th, 2009 1 Comment
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nokia-n900Nokia N900 is just around the corner. Most of you know that I’ve been a fan of HTC phones for a very very very long time, but this time around I think Nokia may have got something going for themselves.

The N900 looks a lot like the HTC Touch Pro2 but there are some important differences that can give the N900 the upper hand this time around.

Lets looks at some of the key stats for the Nokia N900.

Processing Power

At the heart of this mobile computer is its powerful 600 MHz processor and up to 1GB of application memory. The superscalar ARM processor delivers exceptional power and enables you to run all your applications quickly, smoothly, and simultaneously.

  • ARM Cortex – A8 superscalar microprocessor core running at 600 MHz
  • Up to 1 GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
  • Linux-based operating system
  • 3D graphics accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 support

Large Internal Storage

The built-in 32 GB storage is big enough to store up to 7,000 of your favourite songs or 40 hours of DVD-quality video. And with an external microSD card you can expand the storage to up to 48 GB.

  • 32 GB internal storage
  • Expandable to up to 48 GB with an external microSD card

Fast Wireless Broadband

For the first time get high-speed broadband that’s as fast as an internet connection at home. Enjoy rich interactive content across the web and view pages the way they should be seen with stunning full-screen browsing.

  • 3.5G and WLAN connectivity
  • Quadband GSM with GPRS and EDGE
  • Data transfers over a cellular network 10/2Mbps
  • Data transfers over Wi-Fi 54Mbps
  • Flash 9.4 support
  • Full-screen browsing

Digital Camera

Capture vivid images and DVD-quality widescreen video with the integrated 5-megapixel camera. The Carl Zeiss optical lens brings added clarity, while the dual LED flash lets you take great pictures day or night.

  • 5-megapixel digital camera
  • Carl Zeiss optical lens
  • Dual LED flash
  • 800 × 480 resolution video recording

Innovative Design

Powerful hardware packed into a sleek, compact design. The Nokia N900 mobile computer features a sharp 800 x 480 touch-screen display and a fully integrated QWERTY keyboard.

  • Touch-sensitive screen
  • 3.5” WVGA display
  • 800 × 480 resolution
  • Tactile and onscreen QWERTY keyboards
  • Removable battery

Integrated A-GPS

Find your position quickly and accurately with the built-in Assisted-GPS receiver. The Nokia N900 works seamlessly with Ovi Maps to give you the quickest available route as you make your way from A to B.

  • Assisted-GPS receiver
  • Ovi Maps pre-installed

So, what do you guys think? I think this sounds like a really promising phone with a lot of nifty features. What really caught my interest is the qwerty keyboard, the 32Gb internal memory and the operating system. I am a little tired of the good old Windows Mobile interface, even with the TouchFlo integration by HTC. Don’t even get me started on Windows Mobile 6.5. I’ve played around with 6.5 on some of the most recent HTC models (Touch2 is one of them) and I think the whole operating system is a complete disaster. Microsoft should have waited with the release and until they’re ready with a much improved Windows Mobile 7.0.

I have not tried Maemo myself, but based on some of the reviews I’ve seen on youtube and some of the most trusted websites, the new Maemo 5 is hopefully just as good as the Android operating system. Maemo is an open source development platform for Internet Tablets. It means the collection of software that is used to develop and test software for the Internet Tablet-class devices, the first of which was the Nokia 770. It was later followed by the Nokia N800 and the Nokia N810. You can read more about it on the official Maemo website.

One of the main drawbacks (if there really are any) of the N900 is the A-GPS. I don’t understand why Nokia can’t put a decent GPS antenna/receiver into their flagships. If Samsung, HTC and all the other leading brands can do it, so should they. I don’t really care much about the GPS issue because I don’t use the GPS feature on my phone, but it’s one of those “it-would-be-nice-to-have” kind of things.

Nokia N900 looks to be a great phone with a lot of great features and I can’t wait to give it a try. Lets hope the functionality is just as great as the specifications and looks :)

Comments and Opinions1 Comment
  • On January 26, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Duncan wrote:

    I tried the N900 last week. In all honesty I wasn’t very impressed with the interface or the level of usability.

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