any news about the:
1)- Digital compass
2)- FM radio
3)- video call
4)- sms handwriting recog.
were u able to communicate with Nokia about these???
why focusing on portrait mode when u can enjoy the landscape mode much more specialy in n900. Besides , the app. will in in portrait mode.
I don't think it is a big issue.
& when talking about java, why u want it??? it is old game application .Maemo provide much more better than java.
just I am waiting for: mms,video call, fm radio & digital compass to be availble in the new firmware.:)
hope soon Nokia...& thanks 4 such a device..wish u all the best
Didit, 11 Nov 2009A hi-tech phone without Java support? How come?Wait till it's fully availiable to the masses we don't know cause were still talking about the prototype software
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009Do you know if there is a seller out there selling this phone with a rogers capability? Please... moreRogers fails if they picked up the 900/1700/2100 from years ago they would of had a better selection of phones
Get the n900 and wait for DAVE mobile it's supporting 2100 and had HSPA+ as well as Tmobile Roaming
I'm on paygo with rogers and i'm using my 5800 so when DAVE comes out i'm switching
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009Well if you do get this phone I really hope that you still feel this way after using it for a ... moretime will tell. ;)
I'm still looking toward the DROID as well.
Mostly because of the price of the DROID and the awesome Verizon's 3G network.
But it will be a pain in the neck to cancel my AT&T contract and to open a new one with Verizon (plus the cost of doing so)
Plus, even if AT&T network is not as good, at least it uses SIM card, which means each time I go visit my family in France, I can put a french SIM card in my phone for few weeks and then just switch back the SIM card when I come back in USA.
(Which I can't obviously do with a CDMA phone).
Do you know if there is a seller out there selling this phone with a rogers capability? Please let me know as I am highly interested in purchasing this phone
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009Well if you do get this phone I really hope that you still feel this way after using it for a ... moreI find this a bit illogical, it takes no time to take the phone out of your pocket and turn it; besides, the slide out qwerty is in the portrait mode, so the tame you waste turning the phone you save it writing faster with the keyboard. It's just a matter of getting used to really, I don't see the down turn or annoyance at all
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009Well for me that's a deal killer.
I've used a phone with a slide out Landscape qwerty keybo... moreSo true. If people are not informed well, there will be, for sure, a lot of returns...
Generally it's not said (or well said) on the spec sheets...
vinny, 11 Nov 2009I can see that. you definitely got a point here.
In my opinion it's not really a big deal bec... moreWell if you do get this phone I really hope that you still feel this way after using it for a while.
As you said it's a personal choice and for me having to turn the phone on its side to write a quick reply to an SMS is annoying enough. Having to do that to read an SMS too would be too much for me. Same with email or reading/writing a note/list. I have the N810 and I often wish for an accelerometer and automatic portrait mode when reading a lot of text.
For me it's a real pity because I was really looking forward to this device. I guess I'll have to wait for Maemo 6 (which apparently will be portrait/landscape in Nokia apps). Hopefully by the time that comes out Nokia will have re-learned how to make a decent qwerty keyboard.
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009Well for me that's a deal killer.
I've used a phone with a slide out Landscape qwerty keybo... moreI can see that. you definitely got a point here.
In my opinion it's not really a big deal because most people who are looking for this phone are actually looking for the "computer like" experience.
So the landscape mode should feel natural.
For me it's even a plus as you can set the phone to launch the "phone app" just by turning it to "portrait mode".
I actually like that idea of: "phone = portrait" and " landscape = maemo and the computer like desktop"
But I totally understand that its a personal choice and all the points you made are also totally true: a lot of people won't like it for that.
But that's why there is such a diversity of device out there. ;)
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009Erm, this is GSM Arena not CDMA Arena.touché...
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009just confirmed from Nokia, he said N900 will only run in landscape mood apart from the Phone a... moreWell for me that's a deal killer.
I've used a phone with a slide out Landscape qwerty keyboard for two years and I use it in Portrait mode between about 60-75% of the time. If the screen was wide enough for a decent portrait mode software keyboard that percentage would be even higher.
I think that Nokia got it wrong on this one. They allowed themselves to believe that people would want use this phone in exactly the way their marketing people dictated. I don't believe that they will.
I don't know which carriers are going to take this phone but I envisage a number of returns due to this portrait mode/landscape mode issue if buyers are not properly informed before purchase.
just confirmed from Nokia, he said N900 will only run in landscape mood apart from the Phone app. the meamo for N900 is Only Landscape UI and gsmarena said that aswell. But its still a Killer!!!
I can't believe GSMarena doesn't have a review on the N900 or the DROID yet.
I can understand that they don't wanna make a review out of the N900 since they don't have the final release (looks like they didn't even get one of the pre-release, which is surprising for a website this big).
But the DROID has been out since last friday.
Come on GSMarena!