We received an N900, courtesy WOM World Nokia a week back, and we’ve been putting it through its paces since then. The N900 is the first Nokia Smartphone that uses the Maemo OS, which has been used so far on their tablets. It is still more of a tablet, with a phone thrown in.
In case you didn’t already know, here are some of the specifications of the N900:
- Display – 3.5 inch resistive touch-screen,800 × 480 pixel resolution
- Processor – TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
- Memory – Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory), 32 GB internal storage
- Connectivity – Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA 900/1700/2100, WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g
- Positioning – Integrated GPS, Assisted-GPS, and Cell-based receivers, Pre-loaded Ovi Maps application , Automatic geotagging
- Imaging – 5 megapixel camera (2584 × 1938 pixels) with Autofocus, CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens
- Video – Video recording at up to 848 × 480 pixels (WVGA) and up to 25fps
The box is a plain, matte black box, with silver inscription, and as such, you wouldn’t expect a high-end device to come with it! It does have all you need though, and comes with the following in the box.
- Nokia N900
- Nokia Battery (BL-5J)
- Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-10)
- Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-205)
- Video out cable (CA-75U)
- Nokia charger adaptor (CA-146C)
- Cleaning cloth (A MUST have!)
The display comes covered, but as soon as you take the screen cover off, you will realize why Nokia bundled the cleaning cloth with the phone. The display is a fingerprint magnet! Another thing that must be said is Nokia has finally upped their game, and the bundled headset is a pretty decent, in ear piece.
Booting up the phone takes very little time. The initial boot-up and set up screens give you an example of the UI and experience that you will have when using the device, it’s pretty brilliant! The time setting involves you moving the hands of the clock, setting the date requires you to flick the scrolling numbers, but the best part is setting the region, all you have to do is point on the world map!
The phone is pretty big, but fits about right in your hand while you’re using it. It does require you to use it with both hands though, and at 181 grams, it’s quite heavy. Then again, you do get a lot of functionality!