Excerpt: Nokia’s N900 is, like I said before, more of a mobile computing device or an MID (Mobile Internet Device). It could be misconstrued as a miniature tablet PC as even the ones on their way will comply with most ‘mobile phone’ standards like taking and making calls and messages, but it’s really not.
Conclusion: All in all, the N900 is probably a grower, but you'll have to put in a lot of effort to fully appreciate it. Its size is a really prohibitive factor and one that might put a lot of people off, not to mention the keyboard which makes typing emails and text messages a bit of a pain. It incorporates an impressive range of features and its high speed processing is a real boon, so once you get used to the size and are familiar with the navigation, we can imagine the N900...
Summary: Coming from someone who doesn't like Symbian and hasn't been very impressed with the company's lineup to date, I'm very excited about the Nokia N900. I think there's a great deal of potential behind the device, and more importantly, behind Maemo as an OS. In today's competitive market, a functional OS (coupled with a good device) is crucial for long-term success, and while Maemo is a huge breath of fresh air, Nokia has a lot of work to do before the device and OS will be...
Excerpt: When thinking about video calling phones and their capabilities, a Nokia device will probably not be the first to pop into one’s mind. However, Nokia was ahead of the game long before phones such as the iPhone 4 and HTC EVO 4 were released. Our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner, the Nokia N900 was one of those phones that made a breakthrough with video calling technology.
Conclusion: Nokia’s N900 bills itself not as a smartphone, but as an internet tablet or even a “mobile computer”. This is very obvious throughout your usage experience, and I think it’s a shame because they have included phone capability in it, and it’s a pocket-able size so it is only logical that one would use it as their day-to-day smartphone.
Excerpt: Many people know Nokia to be the biggest handset manufacturer in the world. They also sell more smart phones than everyone else as well. We now take a look at Nokia’s best offering in the smartphone arena, the Nokia N900 , and evaluate how smart of a phone it really is and whether or not it’s really a phone that can help Nokia retake their crowning title.
Excerpt: What’s Good: Large 3.5-inch touchscreen, OS has a great deal of potential, good battery life for a smartphone. What’s Bad: Earpiece volume is low and user interface needs work before it reaches mainstream appeal.