Nokia N900 Linux tablet reviewed
Feb 04, 2010, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."