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Ten Minutes Long Hands On Video Of Nokia's First Linux Based Smartphone

Saturday, 12 September 2009 15:05

Written by Apocalypso.

n900_superThere isn't much I can say about this phone that hasn't been said already, so instead of repeating myself over and over again and to save myself some typing I thought it will be better to post a high quality hands on.

Lucky bastards from Italian Cellulare Magazine mobile blog have managed to get their hands on the hottest Nokia's phone and to publish 10 minutes long video preview of the company's first Linux based smartphone. Video is available in high-quality in English and it definitely worth checking out!

Just to recap in case you have forgotten, N900 is designed to bring specifications beyond your wildest imaginations and is based on the new, fresh and eye-catching Maemo 5 software, fully open source operating system hailing from the computing world with revamped UI relying on graphics acceleration.

Unlike with Nokia N97, there is nothing to hide this time and Nokia is proud to reveal that its latest baby is powered with the great Texas’ OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz chipset and up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)!

With such a powerful processor, PowerVR SGX GPU and 1GB of application memory, the Nokia N900 is a multitasking monster that will allow you to have dozens of windows, services and apps open and running at the same time in the background.

First look Nokia N900

The device has a WVGA touch screen supports 10/2 HSPA and Wi-Fi. It looks like browser is based on Mozilla technology, so the websites should look like they would look on your desktop computer. Even better, flash videos and interactive applications are vivid with full Adobe Flash 9.4 support!

The N900 support up to 10 email accounts and Nokia also claims that you’ll not need more than four touches to set up email account. The homescreen is interactive and can be fully personalized with shortcuts, widgets, applications and games and the only question how strong is Memo developers scene because even the best Smartphone platform isn’t as strong and smart without support of the 3rd party games and applications!?

The best of all, phone is supposed to be available in selected markets from October 2009 with an estimated retail price of EUR500 before taxes and subsidies!



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