Nokia N900, Maemo 5-Powered Phone Annoucned
The other day only I was taking about Nokia should now finally announce the Maemo 5-powered phone, the Nokia N900, and voila! It’s finally here!
We have seen a number of its photo leaks over the past few days, but an official announcement is all we wanted with the confirmed specifications sheet and more information about Maemo 5.
Nokia N900 follows the steps of its predecessor N810 by having a slide-out keyboard and brings a revolution to its operating system, Maemo 5, a Linux-based mobile computing OS. It takes the level of mobile-computing to a whole new level.
This device will be the first of Nokia’s tablets to have 3G and WiFi connectivity. It is powered by a ARM-based 600MHz Cortex-A8 processor, 1GB application memory (including 256MB of RAM), supports OpenGL 3D graphics acceleration,Â a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and has 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 48GB with a 16GB microSD card.
Features of Nokia N900
- ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz processor
- 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
- OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration
- 3.5-inch touchscreen display (800Ã—480 pixel resolution)
- 32GB of storage, expandable up to 48GB via a microSD card
- 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics
- Video recording at 25FPS on 840×480 pixels (WVGA)
- 1320mAh battery
- 110.9 Ã— 59.8 Ã— 18mm dimension and 181g weight
- Maemo browser powered by Mozilla
- Full slide-out and on-screen QWERTY keyboard
- MicroUSB connector, high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, integrated GPS and a lot more!
Anssi Vanjoki is the Executive Vice President of Markets at Nokia, and had this to say about the new N900:
â€œWith Linux software, Mozilla-based browser technology and now also with cellular connectivity, the Nokia N900 delivers a powerful mobile experience. The Nokia N900 shows where we are going with Maemo and weâ€™ll continue to work with the community to push the software forward. What we have with Maemo is something that is fusing the power of the computer, the internet and the mobile phone, and it is great to see that it is evolving in exciting ways.â€
The Nokia N900 is scheduled to release in October this year in selected markets at a price of approximately 500 Euros ($718).