Nokia Announces N900 Tablet Running Maemo 5
Today Nokia announced its latest internet tablet, the N900. Similar to its predecessors, the N900 is a handheld computing device that has a 3.5-inch high-resolution 800x480 WVGA touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to ease messaging tasks. Unlike its predecessors, the N900 has quad-band GSM/EDGE and 900/1700/2100MHz WCDMA/HSPA cellular radios on board. It also has Wi-Fi, GPS/aGPS, an FM transmitter and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. The N900 has 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics with dual LED flash and video capture. Other specs include 1GB of application memory and 32GB of built-in storage with support for 48GB. The N900 runs the latest version of Nokia's mobile Linux platform, Maemo 5. With the large amount of available memory, the N900 can run multiple applications at once, and it has a dashboard that allows for easy switching between applications. The home screen is completely user customizable with widgets and applications. The N900 comes with a Mozilla-based browser and full Adobe Flash 9.4 support for a richer browsing experience. It will be able to update its system softeware directly over the internet. The N900 will be available in select markets starting in October for about $710.
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That's more like it!
Now I just need to wait for my E63 to wear out... ☹️ But on the plus side, by next year (at the earliest, realistically), there should be an even more improved model available!
So this thing doubles as a phone also? I thought it was just an web browsing device? I like that it has Adobe Flash! Really the only thing Nokia messed up on is the lack of 850/1900 3G.
?IF? Tmo were to pick this up I'll leave ATT for this. I just hope somebody comes up with an app for Maemo 5 that lets me use the built-in wif...
http://d3blather.blogspot.com/2009/08/nokias-2-horse ... »
And in this corner.
On a side note, supposedly it will be possible to compile apps for 3 platforms from one codebase.
now wait a just a minute...
If this is correct, shouldn't this mean that it will run off the T-Mobile 3G network?
I've been told by a Nokia representative to expect an increase in higher end Nokia's soon, but this is more than an increase. This is a leap!
Has anyone see any other sources for this or have any confirmation?
It looks like T-Mo will be the first North American carrier for this. I would expect an 850/1900/2100 version out relatively soon. Whether AT&T will carry it is another story.
N900 or N97
If there some cools apps for the Maemo 5 or not, like game emulators.
If anyone than knowns Maemo like the back of their hand can please tell if there at least game emulators, I will really appreciate it.
BOTH keyboards are messed up!
I'm new to these products...
There are pics and videos at Engadget Mobile:
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/08/27/nokia-n900- ... »