Summary: Excluding it's lower speed HSPA (closest you can get to 4G without LTE) this device is very fast by cellular. Publicly available is a community driven update which I grabbed too early to comment on (my review would be flawed compared to others for CSSU -you can search for this and look for the word Maemo). The built in FM Transmitter works extremely well. The built in WiFi is very early so it does not include the more recent 5.8Ghz frequency, only 2.4Ghz.
Summary: Nokia was years ahead of the rest with this device and anybody who uses Debian would love it. It may not have many of the modern features and development is slower since this device has been discontinued but you will never find another device like it unless the upcoming Ubuntu phones gain traction. This phone takes a bit of know-how to tweak to perfection and if you have the ability then it is very much worth it.
Summary: i have never been so satisfied with any nokia phones and i had several before i bought this one. 4 years i have it and i am still using it. it has great camera that shoots nice photos, touch screen is flawless, i don't even calibrate it. it is durable (dropped it several times no scratch). i have seen people install windows xp on this device somehow, not mentioning meego. but this matters if you like to tease your phone a bit.
Excerpt: ive been using this phone for 3 years, and believe me if nokia bring another meamo os, i'd but it without any hesitation, but it went for WP.. and there no phone in the market that tempts me enough to leave this amazing phone, espescially the android os phones for the UI its the best, and multi-tasking is real cool it should have got better specifications, like CPU, Touch Screen, Screen Resolution, RAM...
Pros: qwerty keyboard, multi-tasking, good camera but not that excellent
Cons: battery life, usb port is fragile, low processor
Excerpt: I love my phone .!!! Nowadays mobile world has gone crazy literally !!! Evryday u get to c a new thing in the market, but Im really satisfied with my phone ..It has all the things possesed by mobile phones nowadays ...Its fast and most importantly customisable ..U can convert this phone into whatever u like ...If im ever going to upgrade its gona be the nokia n9... ONly thing is the battery which I dunt like ..
Excerpt: N900 is excllent "nobile computer". the very best thing of N900 is its browser.. enjoyment to the core. i have seen many android users getting bored after using it.. but i have my N900 for about 2years and i am not at all bored of using this phone. music is excellent with in-built 32GB memory. camera is awesome. excellent connectivity to IR devices.. enjoyment to the core..
Pros: qwerty, camera shutter, excellent connectivity with IR devices, excellent touch responsivness, camera shutter key, kick stand
Cons: bit bulky, battery is decent(7hrs on continuous usage), usb port is fragile(to be handled with care)
nokia you are bad to igonre a phone and OS like that
RamyAbdelbadea, Phone Arena
26 November 2011
Excerpt: this phone is great really .. you could use it for everything .. i was having 3 os in the same time on this phone !! really amazing... NOKIA BaAAD :( .. they ignore this phone and the maemo OS.. it could be one of the best phones in the histroy ..
Pros: real multitasking, The BEST Browser You Could Find On A Phone, could install multi OS in the same time
Cons: no support now from the bad nokia, no video call
Summary: First of all, I should start out by saying that I am a software developer, and all of my personal computers run linux. I wanted a phone that matches my status as a total geek, and the N900 is exactly that. It runs ARM Debian as the operating system, making it simple to program applications for. Unlike Android, which just uses the linux kernel, the N900 can run a full linux desktop with any program you can imagine!
Excerpt: I found everything which i expected from it. It has a great camera with crispy picture quality and sharp and vivid video quality. The internet browser and the IM feature made me to use this device still today. I know the battery life is less but for me it is nice. Moreover it depends on the uses of the mobile. It's processor is ARM Cortex A8 (600 MHz) which provide fast performance. Overall the phone is awesome.