The Nokia N900 runs on open source, Linux-based Maemo software to delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device. Running on the new Maemo 5 software, the handset lets users have dozens of application windows open and running simultaneously while taking full advantage of the calling features, touch screen and QWERTY keyboard. Maemo complements Nokia's other software platforms, such as Symbian, which powers Nokia's smartphones. The N900 has a powerful ARM Cortex-A8 processor, up to 1GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration for PC-like multitasking. Switching between apps is simple. The panoramic homescreen can be fully personalized with favorite shortcuts, widgets and applications. The N900 features a high-resolution WVGA touch screen and fast Internet connectivity. Thanks to the browser powered by Mozilla technology, Web sites look the way they would on any computer. Online videos and interactive applications are vivid with full Adobe Flash 9.4 support. Messaging is easy thanks to the full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It has 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 48GB with a microSD card. For photography, the smartphone has a 5.0-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
The screen is bigger and higher resolution. And it replaces a point-and-shoot camera and a radio.
I wasn't happy with my T-Mobile G1 and was intrigued by the Nokia N900. I took the plunge and now have the G1 back, and now appreciate it even more.
Writing on the Nokia N900 is horrible. I thought the keyboard was small G1 -- N900 makes the G1 feel like a classic Northstar. If you want a keyboard with the N900, go with something else. Also applications are not there yet.
For a programmer, it is not so bad. But combined with poor keyboard is a deal-breaker.Was this review helpful to you?
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