Nokia has officially released the new Nokia N900 Mobile Computer just days before Nokia World 2009. The Nokia N900 has evolved from Nokia’s previous generation of Internet Tablets and broadens the choice for technology enthusiasts who appreciate the ability to multitask and browse the internet like they would on their PC. The Nokia N900 is what many people have been waiting for and may just be exactly what Nokia need to come up to par with the likes of the Apple’s iPhone.
Nokia’s Internet Tablets have been around for quite some time, with the most recent being the Nokia N810. They provided users to browse the internet and communicate over Wi-Fi and cellular pairing via bluetooth. However as newer smartphones began allowing similar experiences via 3G, the limitation became a huge drawback and the Internet Tablets quietly faded out of the limelight.
The release of the Nokia N900 sees the Internet Tablet range receive the facelift it needed and the specs are just incredible. Running on the new Linux based Maemo 5, the Nokia N900 empowers users to have dozens of application windows open and running simultaneously while taking full advantage of the telephony features, 3.5″resistive touch screen and slide out QWERTY keyboard. Designed for computer-grade performance in a compact size, Maemo complements Nokia’s Symbian OS, which currently powers Nokia’s smartphones.
The Nokia N900 packs a powerful ARM Cortex-A8 600MHz processor, up to 1GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration. The result is PC-like multitasking, allowing many applications to run simultaneously with ease. Switching between applications is simple, as all running content is constantly available through the active dashboard. The panoramic homescreen can be fully personalized with favorite shortcuts, widgets and applications.
To make web browsing more enjoyable, the Nokia N900 features a high-resolution, 800 x 480 WVGA widescreen display and fast internet connectivity with WLAN and 10/2.0 Mbps HSPA. Thanks to the Mozilla powered browser, websites look the way they would on desktop computers. Online videos and interactive applications are vivid and accessible as the N900 features full Adobe Flash 9.4 support. Other features include 32GB of storage, expandable up to 48GB, a 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, GPS, Compass, FM Transmitter, 3.5mm AV port, a high speed microUSB connector and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. The Maemo media player supports DivX/XviD video playback and is DLNA certified.
The Nokia N900 will be available in select markets from October 2009 with an estimated retail price of €500 before taxes and subsidies. The Nokia N900 will be showcased at Nokia World 2009 in Stuttgart on 2nd September.
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