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Nokia Announces the Nokia N900 with Linux Maemo 5 Software
      #34266 - 08/27/09 01:41 PM

Nokia today marked the next phase in the evolution of Maemo software with the new Nokia N900. Taking its cues from the world of desktop computing, the open source, Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.

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 desktop computer.

Running on the new Maemo 5 software, the Nokia N900 empowers users to have dozens of application windows open and running simultaneously while taking full advantage of the cellular features, touch screen and QWERTY keyboard.

Designed for computer-grade performance in a compact size, Maemo complements Nokia's other software platforms, such as Symbian, which powers Nokia's smartphones.

More multitasking with Maemo
The Nokia N900 packs a powerful ARM Cortex-A8 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. Switching between applications is simple, as all running content is constantly available through the 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 WVGA touch screen and fast internet connectivity with 10/2 HSPA and WLAN. Thanks to the browser powered by Mozilla technology, websites look the way they would on any computer. Online videos and interactive applications are vivid with full Adobe Flash 9.4 support. Maemo software updates happen automatically over the internet.

Messaging on the N900 is easy and convenient thanks to the full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Setting up email happens with only a few touches and the Nokia Messaging service mobilizes up to 10 personal email accounts. Text message or IM exchanges with friends are shown in one view and all conversations are organized as separate windows.

The Nokia N900 has 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 48GB via a microSD card. For photography, the Maemo software and the N900 come with a new tag cloud user interface that will help users get the most out of the 5MP camera and Carl Zeiss optics.

The Nokia N900 will be available in select markets from October 2009 with an estimated retail price of EUR 500 excluding sales taxes and subsidies. The Nokia N900 will be displayed at Nokia World, Stuttgart, on September 2. More information on Maemo is available at

Detailed specs of the Nokia N900:

* 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
* 800 ? 480 pixel resolution

Language support
British English, American English, Canadian French, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Swedish, Russian

* 3.5mm AV connector
* TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable
* Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0
* Bluetooth v2.1 including support for stereo headsets
* Integrated FM transmitter
* Integrated GPS with A-GPS

BL-5J 1320mAh

Processor and 3D accelerator
TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support

Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)

Size and weight

Approx 113cc
110.9 ? 59.8 ? 18 (19.55 at thickest part) mm
Approx 181g

Mass memory
* 32 GB internal storage
* Store up to 7000 MP3 songs or 40 hours of high-quality video
* Up to 16 GB of additional storage with an external microSD card

Keys and input method
* Full QWERTY tactile keyboard
* Full QWERTY onscreen keyboard


Operating frequency
* Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz

Data network
GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 107/64.2 kbps (DL/UL) EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL) WCDMA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (DL/UL) HSPA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 10/2 Mbps (DL/UL) WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g

Call features
* Integrated hands-free stereo speakers
* Call waiting, call hold, call divert
* Call timer
* Logging of dialed, received and missed calls
* Speed dialing via contact widget
* Virbrating alert (internal)
* Side volume keys
* Mute/unmute
* Contacts with images
* Conference calling with up to 3 participants
* Internet calling

Email & Messaging
* Supported protocols: Mail for Exchange, IMAP, POP3, SMTP
* Support for email attachments
* Support for rich HTML
* SMS and Instant Messages as conversations
* Support for Nokia Messaging service
* Instant messaging and presence enhanced contacts
* Multiple number, email and Instant Messaging details per contact, contacts with images
* Support for assigning images to contacts

Web browsing
* Maemo browser powered by Mozilla technology
* Adobe Flash 9.4 support
* Full screen browsing

GPS and navigation
* Integrated GPS, Assisted-GPS, and Cell-based receivers
* Pre-loaded Ovi Maps application
* Automatic geotagging

* 5 megapixel camera (2584 ? 1938 pixels)
* Image formats: JPEG
* CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens
* 3 ? digital zoom
* Autofocus with assist light and two-stage capture key
* Dual LED flash
* Full-screen viewfinder
* Photo editor on device
* TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or WLAN/UPnP
* Landscape (horizontal) orientation
* Capture modes: Automatic, portrait, video, macro, landscape, action

* Wide aspect ratio 16:9 (WVGA)
* Video recording file format: .mp4; codec: MPEG-4
* Video recording at up to 848 ? 480 pixels (WVGA) and up to 25fps
* Video playback file formats: .mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263

Music and audio playback
* Maemo media player
* Music playback file formats: .wav, .mp3, .AAC, .eAAC, .wma, .m4a
* Built-in FM transmitter
* Ring tones: .wav, .mp3, .AAC, .eAAC, .wma, .m4a
* Digital stereo microphone

* Background pictures
* Widgets on your desktops
* Intelligent contact shortcuts
* Shortcuts to your favourite websites
* Shortcuts to applications
* Themes

Operating system
Maemo 5 software on Linux

* Maemo Browser
* Phone
* Conversations
* Contacts
* Camera
* Photos
* Media player
* Email
* Calendar
* Ovi Maps
* Clock
* Notes
* Calculator
* PDF reader
* File manager
* RSS reader
* Sketch
* Games
* Widgets
* Application manager for downloads

* Bounce
* Chess
* Mahjong

What?s 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


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Re: Nokia Announces the Nokia N900 with Linux Maemo 5 Software [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #34273 - 08/27/09 04:50 PM

Intro video:


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Re: Nokia Announces the Nokia N900 with Linux Maemo 5 Software [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #34274 - 08/27/09 04:51 PM

Nokia N900 demo by Jussi Makinen, marketing manager for Maemo devices at Nokia:


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Re: Nokia Announces the Nokia N900 with Linux Maemo 5 Software [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #34275 - 08/27/09 04:53 PM

Video demo of just Maemo 5 User Interface:


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