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Nokia N900 Linux tablet reviewed

Feb 04, 2010, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Smartphone Daily for this link. ]

"Nokia’s N900 is not a phone, OK. Well, it is a phone, in that it has a SIM slot, and you can use it to make voice calls. And it supports HSDPA and has a front facing camera so you can make video calls. But actually it is more a mini computer than a mobile phone.

"The N900 runs a new operating system, Maemo 5, which is based on Linux and so is open to application development by third parties. No, Symbian isn’t going away, and no, it doesn’t look as though Nokia will push out a slew of Maemo-toting devices during 2010, but yes, Nokia does think there is a place for very high end, very capable mini computers with telephony. And the N900 is its way of showing us that.

"At first glance the N900 looks like a fairly large ordinary mobile phone. Chunky (110.9mm x 59.8mm x 18mm) and heavy (181g), all screen, but a phone just the same."

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