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: The N900 is sort of an odd creature. Owing to its Internet tablet heritage, it's more like a MID that makes calls than a smart phone. The Maemo 5 operating system is unique (if somewhat challenging), and this device has all the right stuff under the hood. But until the Ovi Store fills up with apps, this device is best reserved for those who have the time and patience for Linux.
Pros: Fast processor, 32GB of memory, Very good browser with Flash support, Multiple customizable home screens, Sharp 5-MP camera,
Cons: Bulky, Expensive, Maemo 5 Linux may be confusing for some, Limited number of apps,
Conclusion: The N900 is what we'd hoped the Nokia N97 would have been: seriously impressive hardware matched with a fresh touch-based operating system. I'll stop just short of saying that the N900 puts the N97 and N97 Mini to shame because the N97 line has stronger phone features and these are phones, after all.
Pros: Best web browser on a mobile phone, elegant multi-tasking.
Cons: Portrait orientation not available in most apps, WiFi kills battery life.
Excerpt: Product: Nokia N900 Website: www.nokia.com/n900 System Specifications: Linux Maemo 5 OS, TI OMAP3 CPU, 256MB RAM, 32GB Storage, 3.5-inch touch display, 3.5mm audio jack, 5 megapixels camera, 3G, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, Li-ion battery, microSD Price: £499 NOKIA'S LATEST Internet tablet or Mobile Internet Device (MID) arrives almost two years after its previous version, the N810, and an additional failed model that came inbetween, the N810 WiMax edition.
Pros: Phone ability finally in the series, fast processor, plenty of storage, much better software than previous model.
Cons: Not a multi-touch screen, could have done with a bigger battery., Not very well marketed and therefore might be hard to sell - despite its great qualities.
Excerpt: Product: Nokia N900 Website: http://maemo.nokia.com/n900/ Price: £499 SIM-free FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's N900 is a Linux-based mobile device with a number of advanced features, including application multi-tasking, built-in VoIP support, stereo speakers, graphics acceleration, video output to a TV, and more.
Pros: Decent web browser, Qwerty keyboard, multi-tasking OS lets user keep multiple apps open.
Cons: Relatively short battery life., High SIM-free price.
Nokia's first Linux-based smartphone is impressive but lacks polish
Good Gear Guide.au
3 September 2010
Summary: The Nokia N900 is best classified as an interesting but ultimately incomplete device. The Linux-based Maemo 5 OS does some things superbly and others poorly. This smartphone offers one of the best mobile Web experiences available but there is plenty of room for improvement elsewhere. Watch this space.
Excerpt: Running an advanced, Linux-based operating system called Maemo 5, the Nokia N900 is an interesting device. Foremost an internet tablet and capable of full multitasking, the Nokia N900 smartphone will impress early adopters and gadget gurus, but for others the experience will feel incomplete and uncomfortable.