Dissapointed, 05 Jan 2011The specs are great and at first the phone seems amazing. I was quite impressed with the camer... moreLong and interesting post u have there.
My N900 has never had issues, and that seems to be the case for most users. Its a solid and reliable little brick, mostly... That brings me to the size issue, its not realy so bulky, but its very thick. My HTC is bigger and same weight, but a bit slimmer, feels less bulky, yes..
About the maps, thats for sure, N900 is slow and unresponsive when using OVI maps for Maemo, seriously bad, scrolling a map is a pain. It was better before they updated the maps application.
So many good things about the N900 but the few disadvantages are severe, all in all it doesnt cut it for me anymore. I can add that i loved the N900 more than any other phone i had, debian based linux on a phone was a dream come through (i been a big fan of Debian since 2004), it was reliable and efficient, and is still the best for internet usage, better than Froyo units.
Oh, the keyboard, mine kept the paint through around 2 millon keypresses (which is way more typing than average users), some keys on the mid right side lost some paint from one point in time forwards but this was related to one day when i was eating chicken in soy sauce while texting a lot, was my own fault. The only keys affected were the ones that was frequently pressed by the right hand thumb. I guess keyboard life is individual and depending on the fat/sweat/salt in the persons fingerskin, or typing while eating =)
The things u mention abt apps and so on, i think Nokia has made a mistake by throwing too much programming resources into Symbian, some focus on with Maemo for one more generation while waiting for meego would have been a smart move i think, N9 is too long time after N900, a "N900-2" would have kept our interest for linux nokias alive.
I also dont recommend N900, but for geeks it is a good buy if getting a used one, they are already quite cheap. Im not selling mine, the prices are too low already, and i still have an affection for it even thought its not in use. Maybe the most remarkable cellfone of all times, but now outdated.
thetruth, 05 Jan 2011it must be there..or,u can try another way..surf the OVI store,choose applications,then u can ... moreok I will try that. But I keep on getting a notification on my phone that "cellular data not available", do u think it has got anything to do with that?
drax, 05 Jan 2011I do not own n900 (buying it soon :) ), but as a Linux user I can tell that:
1) you don't hav... moreHello Drex,
Thanks a lot for ur guidence..
I managed to install .deb files after typing "sudo gainroot".
However, for the command apt-get install, i faced the following warning :
Command : apt-get install wget
msg from X_term :Package wget is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsolated or is only available from another source.
Command : apt-get install i2c-tools python_2.5 python_2.5-qt4
Msg from X_term : same message as of "wget"
I am running apt-get command in offline mode. i.e. i am not connected to internet while running these commands. Will i have to be online to run the command successfully??
Thanks a lot again for ur help..
Hardik, 05 Jan 2011Hey Guys,
I have a question regarding X_terminal.
When I used "wget" command t... moreI do not own n900 (buying it soon :) ), but as a Linux user I can tell that:
1) you don't have "wget" installed, try this "apt-get install wget" and then run "wget"
2) For superuser mode I think that you need to type this first: "sudo gainroot".
I hope it helps
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The specs are great and at first the phone seems amazing. I was quite impressed with the camera, for what it is it takes great photos, better than my 5mp olympus digital camera, I am quite happy with the camera (not so great in low light though). Unfortunately this does not redeem it for it's bugs and defects. After having the phone for just six months, it has returned to the repairers twice. My first n900 rebooted automatically, randomly and without warning about ten times a day, erasing all my unsaved data, very annoying. After putting up with this annoyance for three months I had it sent off. The customer service was much better than the phone and they replaced it with a refurbished n900, which worked well until the sharing feature wouldn't work and day light savings arrived, causing all my events to move backward an hour as well as the clock. This meant I spent hours changing the times on all my events (standard for all n900s). I had gotten over this and dealt with it until recently when I plugged it in to charge, the metal inside the slot dislodged, so I couldn't recharge the phone or back it up to a computer. Currently I find myself without a phone as I wait for my second replacement.
But wait, I'm not done, don't be misguided by their statement of 'Ovi Store with more than 1000 apps' for the n900 they only have 100 or so (this is gradually increasing however). Third party apps are handy, but often don't function correctly so you can find yourself uninstalling them just after you've downloaded them.
The phone is extremely bulky, I prefer this as it is harder to lose and makes it feel less fragile, but for some this is a negative.
Ovi maps is awful, it has been beneficial a times, but it is slow and has to download, so if you use it a lot you could find yourself out of pocket in download fees.
A friend of mine also bought the phone and within two weeks the paint had worn off the keys.
Nearly done... overall the n900 has the potential to be a great phone if they designed more apps, improved the maps, sorted out the bugs and fixed cosmetic issues. I still believe the n900 has potential and is better than anything apple has to offer, but I won't be recommending the product to any of my friends.
I have a question regarding X_terminal.
When I used "wget" command to download some stuff with complete web address, i got the reply from X_terminal that "wget command is not supported".
Then I downloaded the same .deb files from PC & copied it to my N900.
then I ran the command "dpkg -i " to install those files. I got the reply from X_terminal that "requested operation requires superuser privilege"..
Can Anyone, who is expert in operating X_terminal, tell me what is the meaning of the above message??
Please guide me also to install .deb files on my N900.
Any help will be appriciated..
i have lost my security key code can any one tell me how to get master key ??or any other preferred solution
nida, 04 Jan 2011thank your for your reply but i am already using wh205 headphonesHello Nida,
If this is the case & since u said that ur current headphones are working fine with other handsets, u can do following:
insert any other WH-205 headphones to Nokia N900. If that doesn't work fine, it will be confirmed then that the jack of ur handset is faulty. If ur handset is in warranty, u can replace it with the new one.. Don't forget to take the back up of files from Phone to PC before submitting it to Nokia care.. :)
no problems anyways thanks a lot for all ur help.. plz educate me about some applications which are good and useful to use on my n900..
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2011no dear.. in latest version it goes even more than 1000mhz.. thats y asked u...is it true..i also dun know about it,bcause i used the old one,,so it got the latest version now huh?so,i know nothin about it.so sorry...
thetruth, 05 Jan 2011im not so sure about that...but ive tried it for 3 days..n the phone runs normally..but the ba... morejust wanted to ask u one more thing "what about the temperory files which r created in the phone just as there is in our computer which we go on clicking run and then %temp%.. how to delete temp files from our n900"???
thetruth, 05 Jan 2011im not so sure about that...but ive tried it for 3 days..n the phone runs normally..but the ba... moreno dear.. in latest version it goes even more than 1000mhz.. thats y asked u...
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2011thanks dear, i knw my question might seem stupid as i m repeating myself again that, what if i... moreim not so sure about that...but ive tried it for 3 days..n the phone runs normally..but the battery is really life shorted...but using qcpufreq only can slide till 600mhz only right..how can you going to slide it till 1000mhz?
thetruth, 05 Jan 2011welcome.n you dun have to worry if u r using qcpufreq..im sure its safe..actually x-terminal i... morethanks dear, i knw my question might seem stupid as i m repeating myself again that, what if i use it sliding more than 1000mhz. doesnt that affect hardware of the phone. r u shure?