I've had the N900 for about 3 weeks now and it is most definitely the best phone I've ever used. Yes, even better than the N95 in some ways but not in others. The N95 was indisputably the best phone ever made to this day because it was years ahead of its competition if you could call them that and is still ahead of most new, flashy smartphones. This phone has a great camera for all normal purposes, UI and gallery viewing is clean and without break due to the 600 Mhz processor, screen resolution is great, keyboard is nice and tactile (though I'm guessing some people may take longer to get used to it- the offset spacebar did throw me off at first but it's just a matter of habit, it's the missing number key row that kind of slows things down but not terribly), the new Maemo OS is performing well for being the guinea pig OS of the market, and the build quality is excellent! You'll find nothing but steel and strong matte black plastic inside or out. The two major problems I have with this phone are that 1. there are hardly any apps for this phone (due to the recency of Maemo 5's release which will get better over time) and 2. the multimedia player (which encompasses the music player, video player, and internet radio app) doesn't give users the capability of editing details such as album name on the phone! That's iPhone performance right there and not what I was expecting from a top-of-the-line Nokia device! And you can't even view any details about videos other than the length displayed under each video thumbnail and the title! My N95 (and all Symbian S60 phones for that matter were amazing in that way- they were rediculously thorough in file management and allowed for extreme flexibility) could do it and it is 3 years old now! However, when a VLC player app comes out on the N900, it will resolve the issue of limited video format support (which, as far as I know, is a problem seen in all smartphones as of yet). Oh, and I can't forget about the browser! With a good 3G connection (which I haven't used yet) or a fast wi-fi connection like I have, web browsing on this device is truly hard to distinguish from a desktop browser! It is absolutely impeccable and the stylus really helps out here with tiny links or when you're checking email (although there is a good email client on the phone albeit being a little slow to start up. Nothing more than 5 seconds though.)! The browser can render web pages just like on a desktop and the page is fully sized and readable without the need to zoom in due to the high screen resolution. In other words, no more side-scrolling when you're browsing the web! And to finish, get a screen protector for this phone! It's beautiful and you really do want to keep scratches off of it! And trust me, the screen scratches fairly easily!P.S. iPhone fanboys, your phone really is a toy and a joke compared to this behemoth of a phone!
i'm currently having this N900, in fact i like this phone pretty much so far, it's a good phone. but last week at my friend's phone retail store in NYC, i got a chance to put my hand on the new HTC HD2, and i loved it, it's beautiful. unlocked for around $750 US Dollar, should i get it, should i not get it, should, should not ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
just hate that nokia show so little love for symbian flagship
Even Worse That
the only nokia phone with fast processor and big ram is not sold in asiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabaaaaaaaaabaaaaabaaaaaaaaaaabaabaaaaa
TO FIL's google's android.
SO,,, let me guess,, hm,,, ya here to show off your google android? you know what, coz' you can't offer the money to buy a none contract N900, then you paid for $199 with a 2 yrs contract with verizon right? is there really a matter to you about who maemo is or if is stronger? and what do you care right? so go back to your field alright? btw, what makes think your android is better than the 900 in anyway?
Great evolution from the N97 which was/is extremely unstable. Just replaced my n97 with an N900. Brilliant piece
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2010this is good phone but the big lack is no capacitive and multi touching and design
too thic... moreMaemo 6 phone will earn nokia big money
i stick to mini n97 now! Untik there is a nokia phone that is physically attractive like mini n97and that can shut up the nokia haters
this is good phone but the big lack is no capacitive and multi touching and design
too thick like brick
if only they could enable THREADED VIEW SMS.. that would be pretty awesome...
I read that the N900 doesnt have Java. Can I install an app or something so I can run Java?
i guess this phone is released to shut up the people who criticize the sinking ship nokia
but sy mbian ,phone from nokia on the market are so bad
, dont forget they pay almost the same proce as n900.
For example, n97 does not have virtual ram, slow processor
nokia doesnot not love symbian
why keyboard!? It makes it heav and huge.the thinner the better. I have 5800 and works charming without keybord.i never used stylus. Only MY FINGER. very easy one hand use.
I know that this device does not support arabic language till now, but can I open arabic sites on it? will it recognize the arabic letters on the web, or will it need come king of encoding? Please that's important for me as I's going to buy it tomorrow.
Nizam, 11 Jan 2010just now opened the cover and unpacked my n900. superb i should say. donno whether any other p... moreHi nizam am also from kerala.how mch did it cost u??am planning to buy it next month from UK.
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2010its v good device features .i wish next maemo6 device come with the new snapdragon 1.5 process... more"its v good device features .i wish next maemo6 device come with the new snapdragon 1.5 processor and 1gb ram plust flash player 10.1 .the battry must b great and higher cam 8 or12 mp plus multitouch antiscratch 3.5 screen , candybar device.wana get ride of my pc.i need it2b real laptop n play all video formats."
Want some french fries with all that?
Or a make it big for 50c?
its v good device features .i wish next maemo6 device come with the new snapdragon 1.5 processor and 1gb ram plust flash player 10.1 .the battry must b great and higher cam 8 or12 mp plus multitouch antiscratch 3.5 screen , candybar device.wana get ride of my pc.i need it2b real laptop n play all video formats.
just now opened the cover and unpacked my n900. superb i should say. donno whether any other person from kerala is using this set already. othrwise pls give details.