Excerpt: this is an unfinished product. the nokia n900 hardware and spec-wise, is VERY impressive for it's time. when it was released in 2009, 800x480 WVGA resolution, integrated skype, integrated google chat was very impressive. then came the OS. Maemo is ONLY good if you plan on spending hours on it to get any sort of usability out of it. the n900 is like a blank pallette. you do with it as you wish. if you just want it for email and skype and web browsing, then that's fine.
Excerpt: A few years ago, when I heard of the Nokia N900, I pre-ordered it immediately I heard about it. I watched a lot of previews and demos about it, and I knew that it would blow my mind, but when I finally received it, it sadly didn’t deliver. I had owned the N97 very briefly, and I was very disappointed by it, so when I got the N900 and found it similar to the N97, I was a bit apprehensive. For one, I had a lot of problems downloading my mail from the mail server.
Excerpt: Despite some exceptional reviews written across domains, n900 is a pathetic machine from user’s perspective[I] (at times I wonder if reviews are written by Nokia's PR agency to create false impression?)[/I]. Technically, it’s very good in terms of a fast processor, 32GB RAM etc, but realistically, because it uses MAEMO Operating System (All other Nokia phones are on Nokia owned Symbian Operating System), and due to the fact that everything on this device is run by...
Pros: Customizable, Flexible...
Cons: Bulky in size, Weak battery, Very small keys, Everything is software driven and NBokia has no time to offer applications for Maemo as this is perhaps the ONLY Nokia device running Maemo software, Nokia service in India is not capable of handling issues around this, Nokia is releasing updates of firmware half-heartedly! Great hardware completely "murdered" by Nokia's brutalities...
Pros: Well if the poor phone would have booted up maybe I could tell you!!!
Cons: Brand New out the box the phone wouldnt boot up all I got was the NOKIA screen and a Beeping noise! Then found out that you cant use it for MMS! and you cant use it on At&t if you want to use your 3G.
"Great hardware, software not ready for primetime."
8 December 2009
Pros: Quick enough, nice display, good GPS (when you figure out how to use it), good 3G radio
Cons: horrible touchscreen (worst I have used on a smartphone), terrible browser (don't get what people rave about it), generally confusing UI, no integration with google calendar or contacts (I used to care about outlook support, now it's google I want)
Excerpt: Although having 32 GB of memory, I find this phone very slow. Sliding parts wear out fast, sleep button also doesn't function like it should be functioning. Levels of illuminations are good, but on the highest illumination battery drains instantly. As far as the applications go, there are few already installed and there isn't much storage for installing much more or at least ones that you want. Keep in mind that more applications means slower phone.
Pros: Big memory
Cons: Very slow with readers such as PDF, Word, Excel . . . .
If you want a phone get a phone, a tablet get a tablet!
23 September 2011
Summary: I never learn, used to be a Nokia fan until the 6280, moved on to "proper" phones (samsung, HTC, etc..) then got this one after hearing all the hype. worthless brick! Yes you can all sorts of stuff that you can't with other phones, but being the abandoned child from Nokia it doesn't have any decent support or apps. Just lots of pointless and not fun apps from Linux geeks and Atari style games. Such a waste!