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After days of pondering about the newly announced Nokia N900, I seriously think that it has the potential to take on Nokia’s Nseries line for at least 4 years before the launch of the new Symbian^4.

The hardware specs are top of the line that is unmatchable by most of the devices out there.. 800×480 resolution screen is what Internet devices supposed to have as they can view entire websites without the need to scroll left and right. The processor is also something worth mentioning. TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support. More features you can read about here.

Some Maemo OS features include:
- Live Multitasking: activate the task manager and you can view all running applications in the small LIVE thumbnails.
- Panorama homescreens: from the video below, we can clearly see the multiple homescreens switching by just swiping on the screen.
- Firefox browser: yes I’ve mentioned this before and I am still very excited and would love to try it as soon as I can. It supports full Flash 9.4 (not flash lite like most Nseries) and AJAX.
- Integrated contacts & messaging: with Instant Messengers integrated into your contact list, every text message or IMs will get the threaded conversation look.

The list of features just go on and on.

One drawback though. There isn’t any available applications for Maemo5 yet since its still new. Hope Nokia will be able to engage more developers to come out with exciting apps and games for the N900.

For now, check out this hands on video that shows off its LIVE homescreens and browsing capabilities.

Full details on Maemo5 and Nokia N900 here.

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I am kinda speechless when I see things like this. On one side, people who were trying the N900 carelessly uploaded photos to flickr and twitpic. On the other side, there are people who can actually find out these photos even though the photo exifs does not state N900.

Apparently Mark from TheNokiaBlog has used this Flickr search trick to find unreleased photo samples of pre-release Nokia phones on the net. This time around, he tried to search for N900 but did not find anything. All he found was photos taken by devices labeled “007 001″.

This photo was located in the N900 folder and the photo exif says that it was taken using a device labeled “007 001″

@chansearrington posted this photo on Twitpic with a caption “test”. He also explained that it was shot with an N900 but wasn’t the final hardware or firmware.

More photos.

Note that these photos are taken using early pre-production firmware. The photo quality may improve in months to come.

Source: The Nokia Blog

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Best device EVAR!!!!!!! (well to me at least.. lol) Nokia has just announced their new powerhouse device, the Nokia N900. It’s a mobile computer(with phone functionality) that is powered by Maemo5 Operating system. Maemo5 is the evolution of the OS in Nokia’s internet tablets like N800 and N810.

The N900 spots a horizontal slider that reveals a full QWERTY keyboard (like the N97), a 3.5inch WVGA screen (800×480) resistive touch screen, ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz processor with 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory), OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration, 5megapixel Carl Zeiss optics camera, Wifi, aGPS, 3.5mm headphone jack (TV Out too), 32gb of internal memory and supports microSD card expansion.

One thing I really really like about the N900 is the browser. It’s the new Fennec browser powered by Mozilla technology, supports Adobe Flash 9.4 and AJAX. Other features are like customisable ‘panorama’ desktop and multi-window task switcher. Users can now create multiple homescreens for everything! Probably one for music, one for widgets, one for favourite contacts etc. Task switcher allows user to view all open apps in a glace to see everything running in them Live.

Other features:
# Unified communications and address book: voice calls, internet calls, instant messages and SMS. Includes the ability to merge phonebook, Skype contacts and other contacts into a single address book.
# Ability to share status, location with friends, keep multiple IM and SMS converstions going and move between them.
# Nokia Messaging pre-installed, mobilise up to 10 personal email accounts. Includes quasi-push email and rich HTML support.
# Video playback mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263: up to WVGA (800 x 480) at 25 frames per second; WMV: VGA resolution at 30 frames per second; Dual LED Flash.
# Video streaming in the browser.
# Music playback formats include MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, WAV, WMA.

The N900 will be available in selected markets from October 2009 onwards at a cost of €500 before taxes and subsidies. More info on http://maemo.nokia.com

Nokia N900 promo video

Nokia N900 Hands-on video

What do you think of this device? Leave a comment and let us know.

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