Mobile Review came through with a very early preview of the Nokia N900, an upcoming device running the new Maemo 5 OS. I wrote that Nokia needed a facelift and they responded with the N900. I think this is the freshness that Nokia’s high-end users like me are looking for.
Eldar Murtazin’s preview of Noka N900 is worth reading entirely but I’ve broke it down for a shorter read.
- Side-slider form factor similar to the Nokia N810.
- 5MP camera with lens cover similar to Nokia N97.
- 1320mAh battery
- 32GB internal memory + microSDHC slot for extra storage.
- Responsive 800×480 pixel resistive screen
There are lots of UI screenshots provided by Mobile-Review, but here are some of my favorites.
Customizable Home Screen
Here are some of the stand-out impressions from Mr. Murtazin.
- For simplicity sake, it runs the next version of Maemo and it differs dramatically from the Nokia N810.
- Variety of visual effects, smooth transitions and decent reaction time of the touch screen which is a significant improvement over the Nokia N97.
- Browser is pretty stable, and it supports flash, video and applets.
- Phone’s GPS department seemed well-tuned.
- Context menus are made in the form of pop-ups which are easy to dismiss. All you need to do is press on any area of the screen outside the menu and it’ll be closed in an instant.
- True mobile powerhouse… that comes wrapped in a very eye-candy and functional UI at that
- Available late in 2009 for 550 Euro (subject to change).
Are you excited as I am about this device?