Engadget said that the N900 will be the start of the end for symbian. Excellent news, symbian and winmo are the worst smartphone OSes.
Nice specs. Nokia are clearly going in a new direction. They won't be able to persuade Apple users to make the switch due to the iphones excellent UI and App support, but then they never seem to have attempted to make huge steps to challenge Apple. Different market.
So, will this N97 mini and N900 take another 6 months before it is actually released, like N97, or will it take even longer this time around?
ReVan, 26 Aug 2009Yes, these specs are very true. Also, the phone comes with resistive touch which feels very mu... moreThen N900 is for sure my next phone. I've always owned NOKIA, now I got SE W902, and I did want to switch to a nice touch phone, I loved the N97 and was going to buy one, but now I think I'll wait for this one!
oho, 26 Aug 2009If these specs are true, then it's surely more than excellent. It is 30 gram weigher than N97 ... moreYes, these specs are very true. Also, the phone comes with resistive touch which feels very much like capacitive touch. Also the UI + features are more lively than iPhone OS.
The phone comes with the Cortex A8 processor.
esa maquina esta por encima del nivel que nokia n97 eso es lo mejor que pueden lansar al mercadito de cali.
ReVan, 26 Aug 2009Here are the specs and yes this is official and final: Specs-wise, the Nokia N900 Rover shoul... moreIf these specs are true, then it's surely more than excellent. It is 30 gram weigher than N97 .. but OK for other specs :D
Here are the specs and yes this is official and final:
Specs-wise, the Nokia N900 Rover should bring the following:
* 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixels
* Quad band GSM connectivity (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
* Tri band UMTS/HSDPA connectivity (900 / 1700 / 2100 MHz)
* Firefox 3 with support for Flash 9.4
* VoIP support
* 5MP autofocus camera with sliding cover and dual-LED flash
* OMAP 3430 CPU at 500 or 600 MHz
* 1GB of virtual runtime memory
* 32GB of storage space, expandable with MicroSDHC cards of up to 16GB
* 1320 mAh battery
* 111 x 59.7 x 18.2 mm
* 180 grams
On second thought Nokia could use Android for mid-end devices... may be for their E series of phones.
Coming back to the part of market share, this is what I found at DailyTech blog.
"The smartphone market is very hot right now with some of the most popular devices selling very well despite the poor economy. Nokia is struggling to compete in the high-end market and is looking to a new operating system to help it get ahead of the competition.
Reuters reports that Nokia will try to fight Apple and RIM in the high-end market by unveiling a new device that runs on the Maemo flavor of Linux. Nokia is expected to debut its first Maemo-powered device at Nokia World in Germany next week. Nokia isn’t new to Linux as an operating system and has offered versions of Linux on its internet tablets before, but so far, Nokia devices with Linux haven't hit a chord with consumers.
Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Mawston said, "It looks like Maemo, or at least a Linux derivative of some description, will play a key role for Nokia in high-end (products) over the next year or two."
Nokia points out that it will not be abandoning Symbian, its OS of choice for smartphones and other devices. It will be moving Symbian extensively into the lower end of the handset market and high-end devices will presumably rely on Maemo. Maemo will be a direct competitor to Windows Mobile as well. Microsoft and Nokia recently announced an agreement that will see Symbian devices get support for Microsoft Office.
Nokia is fighting to gain its market share back as its hold on the mobile phone market is eroding at faster than the industry average. The firm has seen its share of the handset market for phones over $350 decline to 13% this year from 33% two years ago.
Nokia's Kai Oistamo told Reuters, "Maemo is taking the desktop Linux environment and making it mobile. We have proven it really can be made, you can take desktop Linux and make it work on mobile."
I think Nokia have pleased a lot of people with these devices and silenced those that say "Nokia doesn't innovate anymore" (usually like that but with worse grammar.)
The netbook looks great, but the real surprise is the N97 mini. Some N97 users may feel a little miffed that they have essentially been "Guinnea Pigs" and Beta testers for this new device.
Rip, 26 Aug 2009No offense to anyone... but a three row qwerty keyboard?? How come? Well, Nokia should probabl... moreIt isn't that bad, and besides, the less space the keyboard takes, the more room for better hardware inside the phone. Remember, the N900 has a huge battery, 32GB internal memory, an OMAP3-platform, high-quality Carl Zeiss lens and sensor (numbers isn't everything), a digital compass, an FM transmitter and much more inside. As for the N97 (and N97 mini), it was probably done in favor for the nice-looking slide mechanism, as N97's hardware doesn't require too much room, like the N900 does...
oho, 26 Aug 2009Guys please, this is Nokia phones article, don't start it again, iPhone or any other phone!!*footsteps of iPhone fanboys*
No offense to anyone... but a three row qwerty keyboard?? How come? Well, Nokia should probably take a look at other similar devices (i.e. HTC Touch Pro2 or Samsung Omnia pro...)
ReVan, 26 Aug 2009Nokia's only hopes to come back in this competitive market is to adapt Android and Maemo as th... moreI don't think they need BOTH Maemo and Android, since Maemo IS Linux, and Android is Linux-based (but can't run Linux programs like Maemo can). Anyway, less OS:s is better for everyone (more apps, support, less bugs etc. for a certain platform). And now Nokia already have a nice-looking UI on Maemo. I highly doubt they need more than that.
Hopefully there'll be a 12MPix phone (with 3x optical zoom) as well. Highly unlikely, but maybe it'll be a Maemo (the rumored RX-71, not N900), if Maemo will support that resolution by then.
Hope we get the 12 mega-pixel camera mobile from Nokia as well as these two very good mobiles
Nokia's only hopes to come back in this competitive market is to adapt Android and Maemo as their official OS's for high-end multimedia device and keep Symbian for low-end devices.
Like to hear your thought on this
oho, 26 Aug 2009Guys please, this is Nokia phones article, don't start it again, iPhone or any other phone!!Yeh you are right