N900 is officially launched by Nokia now: http://www.nokia.com/press/press-releases/showpressrelease?newsid=1337594
the nokia n97 mini looks great better then the original but the n900 cud be a little better with more memory or a better but it shudnt look similar then the n97 and it shud ave a flap at the back so the screen of the phone can stand on it
Don't mix up! Nokia
n97 mini should be powered by maemo
n900 should be powered by symbian
n97 design is perfect and damn sexy
im not done posing with my N97 and here comes nokia with the N900?!! not fair..im thinking i might trade it in..funny enough i prefer the N900 style slider to the N97's..
God damn it...
the N900 makes me so angry every time i look at it!! really wish it had the slider from the N97!!!
i love my N97 slider the way i hold it .. everything!!
but the N900 i just want to buy when it gets released!! if it had that slider... not keen on this one...
[deleted post]Man, you should have done your research before you piss on someone.
Maemo 5 aka Fremantle, has been around for quite some time now, and as you DON'T know it's open source, and there's even a build environment with an emulator, where you can see how thing will look on the device, even if the device itself doesn't even exist!
Ethan , 27 Aug 20093 row keyboard = fail. Learn from HTC, Nokia. Touch Pro 2 = 5 rows including a dedicated numbe... moreThat´s exactly what I thought... 3 row qwerty?? Wtf?? Even Samsung's Omnia pro has more than three rows!!!
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2009Engadget said that the N900 will be the start of the end for symbian. Excellent news, symbian ... moreHow about waiting for the official statement from nokia instead of relying from a fanboy-infested site?
op, 27 Aug 2009One can say that it is for gaming but not, due to it's very low processing power and lack of g... moreI agree. The phone only ran on 434Mhz, while the 5630 and 6710 ran on 600 and they were HARDLY made for games (while they could both run N-Gage Gaming Suite). Plus the Mini doesn't have the alleged "gaming D-pad" (mostly because it's smaller, but can run games faster).
Hopefully the N900 will pull it's weight, in terms of Maemo's beautiful interface, at Nokia World.
Nokia man, 27 Aug 2009I don't understand why ppl complaint about 'why the d-pad located on the left'. Last I rememb... moreOne can say that it is for gaming but not, due to it's very low processing power and lack of graphics accelerator. So it isn't safe to say that it is for gaming. N97 isn't made for gaming, only for browsing. And what's with the 32gig mem when it hangs when about 15gig-filled? Just don't get it. I wish Nokia had more, just a bit more effort in N97 to make it a real pleasure to use, transitions are so boring unlike some touch non-smartphones from Samsung or even LG. Probably due to the lack of graphics acceleration and a subpar processor.
and theirs another surprise! a touchscreen E-Series phone coming out next week on Nokia world! wow, this is getting crazier every minute!! i predict it will be a qwerty slider phone with aluminum case among the other trademarks of E-Series devices.
Nokia is damn serious in taking back their market share on smartphones!
whew.. N97 MINI, would you buy a phone similar to a prototype but miniturized (almost same applications)? Just a couple of upgrades would do for the N97 and would have made it the total smart phone package. For me this (N97 mini) product still 2nd only to apple's Iphone 3g and 3gs.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2009Nice specs. Nokia are clearly going in a new direction. They won't be able to persuade Apple u... moreWrong, the N900 will bring a new OS, Maemo, which is Linux, so it will support apps greatly, and the UI is also neat and beautiful.
I don't understand why ppl complaint about 'why the d-pad located on the left'. Last I remember on the PS or Xbox Controller, their Dpad is ALWAY located on the left. D-pad on the left is not made for left hand ppl, it is made for gaming.
nokia is so amazing. their phones constantly change the world and lead the world in development. one day i hope to work for nokia.
Ethan , 27 Aug 20093 row keyboard = fail. Learn from HTC, Nokia. Touch Pro 2 = 5 rows including a dedicated numbe... moreOh boy. If there is no comparison then why bring that up in the first place? If Nokia were to "learn from HTC" and make their own 5-row keyboard phone, I'm pretty sure thousands of SE and Samsung fanboys would ooze out the woodwork saying "Nokia copies again, Nokia copied from another company". The reason why it's a 3-row keyboard on both is because the N97 Mini's purpose is to be...well..MINI. Who the hell puts a big 5-row keyboard on a phone they want to be smaller than their previous work (and don't tell me the TP2 is the same size because I went over the specs of THAT too. The Mini is smaller, and the N97 is bigger)? As for the N900, a 5-way keyboard would be too big for it's size. And btw, both phones are touchscreen (onboard keyboard much?). If you like you like 5-row keyboards, good for you. Don't go bashing Nokia for not having it (it's only a keyboard btw, it's not like people don't know how to use the Sym button on most 3-row keyboards in the first place..)
I knew I heard footsteps, just didn't expect it not to be Apple first...