Topics Mobile Tech News Thursday, April 24

Headlines

Contact us


Site search:
complete archives list




Site Sponsors:


Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at Sidepon.com to save money.


The new Nokia N900
Posted: 27-Aug-2009 [Source: Nokia]

[Nokia N900 runs on the new Maemo 5 Linux open source software. The N900 lets users open multiple application windows and run simultaneously while taking advantage of its cellular features. The N900 offers a high-res WVGA touch screen, QWERTY keyboard and a Mozilla powered browser. Sale price $499.00 Euro.]

Espoo, Finland -- Nokia today marked the next phase in the evolution of Maemo software with the new Nokia N900. Taking its cues from the world of desktop computing, the open source, Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.

The Nokia N900 has evolved from Nokia's previous generation of Internet Tablets and broadens the choice for technology enthusiasts who appreciate the ability to multitask and browse the internet like they would on their desktop computer.

Running on the new Maemo 5 software, the Nokia N900 empowers users to have dozens of application windows open and running simultaneously while taking full advantage of the cellular features, touch screen and QWERTY keyboard.

"With Linux software, Mozilla-based browser technology and now also with cellular connectivity, the Nokia N900 delivers a powerful mobile experience," says Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia. "The Nokia N900 shows where we are going with Maemo and we'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."

Designed for computer-grade performance in a compact size, Maemo complements Nokia's other software platforms, such as Symbian, which powers Nokia's smartphones.

"Just as Nokia continues to expand and diversify its device portfolio, so it is deploying multiple platforms to allow it to serve different purposes and address different markets. While we have seen continued growth in Symbian as a smartphone platform, Maemo enables Nokia to deliver new mobile computing experiences based on open-source technology that has strong ties with desktop platforms," says Jonathan Arber, Senior Research Analyst in Consumer Mobile at IDC.

More multitasking with Maemo

The Nokia N900 packs a powerful ARM Cortex-A8 processor, up to 1GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration. The result is PC-like multitasking, allowing many applications to run simultaneously. Switching between applications is simple, as all running content is constantly available through the dashboard. The panoramic homescreen can be fully personalized with favorite shortcuts, widgets and applications.

To make web browsing more enjoyable, the Nokia N900 features a high-resolution WVGA touch screen and fast internet connectivity with 10/2 HSPA and WLAN. Thanks to the browser powered by Mozilla technology, websites look the way they would on any computer. Online videos and interactive applications are vivid with full Adobe Flash(TM) 9.4 support. Maemo software updates happen automatically over the internet.

Messaging on the N900 is easy and convenient thanks to the full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Setting up email happens with only a few touches and the Nokia Messaging service mobilizes up to 10 personal email accounts. Text message or IM exchanges with friends are shown in one view and all conversations are organized as separate windows.

The Nokia N900 has 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 48GB via a microSD card. For photography, the Maemo software and the N900 come with a new tag cloud user interface that will help users get the most out of the 5MP camera and Carl Zeiss optics.

The Nokia N900 will be available in select markets from October 2009 with an estimated retail price of EUR 500 excluding sales taxes and subsidies. The Nokia N900 will be displayed at Nokia World, Stuttgart, on September 2. More information on Maemo is available at http://maemo.nokia.com.

More...

Back to Headlines...

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

HTC One HTC One

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z

iPhone 5 iPhone 5

Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire HD

Nokia N920 Nokia N920

Sony Xperia Sony Xperia

LG Optimus Quad-core LG Optimus Quad-core

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Droid Incredible 4G LTE Droid Incredible 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy S III Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC EVO 4G LTE HTC EVO 4G LTE

New iPad New iPad

Huawei Ascend D Quad Huawei Ascend D Quad

Nokia 808 PureView Nokia 808 PureView

Huawei Ascend P1 Huawei Ascend P1

Nokia 900 Nokia 900



 

Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2014 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC
webmaster@MobileTechNews.com