OK, I have had this fone for a few days now and having played around with it over the last few days, here is my feedback. I will try to keep it as unbiased and as honest as I can because I aint a guy who is crazy or a mad fan of Nokia. So these comments are based on my personal experience of this N900 I have been for the last few days.
Simply amazing fone. Absolutely incredible. So far I feel its truly a mobile PC.
1. I just added google and skype accounts and all contacts I had on google and skype automatically got uploaded in my phone book. Quite user friendly. So as long as I am connected just by opening fone book I can call any of my skype or google contacts on voice to wifi or do a text chat.
2. Once I take a picture, I can upload it to picasa or flickr direct from the same screen using the picasa/flickr plug in.
3. Just as I entered by google user ID and password it has configured my email application. I have also configured zoho mail account and the email client has all the features of Microsoft Outlook and more!
-You can attach a file in attachments.
-You can paste an image from your fotos folder in the compose screen itself and all!
So I have got both gmail and zoho mail accounts working perfectly fine on the email client.
3. The Maemo web browser is very nice, very user friendly and brilliantly fast. The option to copy & paste text from the web page to any other application such as email or chat or in the SMS window to send to others is just wicked. As far as I know, so far no other fone, neither Iphone nor HTC phones have the copy&paste option on their web browsers.
4. Amazing multitasking, I can download a file, put the download window minimized and perform other activity such as speak to someone on google/skype voice call or while playing a game etc.
5. While using as many as 10+ or even 20+ applications all at the same time, I did not feel any decrease in speed or performance. It just works smooth and without any problem.
6. Don't know how many of you guys have tried this fone has the feature of Nintendo Wii too. If you download a game called Tuckrace and try it...its a simple racing game but as you tilt the phone on right and left, the penguin character in the game moves to right and left. No key pads to press to change direction.
7. TV Out - No other fone I know so far has TV out and the TV Out option on N900 is simply amazing. If your eyes hurt when you use N900 screen like while browsing a web page or playing a game, simply plug in the TV Out and the whole screen from N900 will be displayed on your TV. Regardless of which ever application you are using on the phone, it all gets transmitted to the TV screen via TV Out. And you can continue to multitask every application via TV out like you can do on N900's screen itself.
Phone book has option of showing the list in online and offline status as well. So if you wanna see your fone book acc to alphabets you can do so. If you wanna see the list of only those whose fone numbers you have stored, you can do so. Or if you wanna see the list whose online IDs you have stored, that is also possible. All features, very user friendly.
So people who are complaining about the phone, then either its too technical for you or you have just not explored all the features that this phone has to offer.
The phone is not designed just for gamers... or those just stick to taking pics, sending sms/mms or chatting. Its designed for professionals who like to do multitasking via different applications at the same time like they do with the laptop and with this fone all those activities are possible while on the go.
The only downside I have seen is its battery which lasts only upto a day... it would be brilliant if nokia can somehow improve the battery to last about 2 or 3 days. However, with the features this phone has to offer I doubt if that would be possible anytime soon.
Barcode, 06 Apr 2010lol you should have done your research. This phone wasnt designed for the average consumer. Th... moreDear Barcode,
With respect, you are grossly mistaken. This phone is NOT designed for testing purposes and people who want to hack the phone. hacking the phone is an option. On the contrary, this is a business orientated phone. If you're looking for the latest slim, fashion statement that can play childish games and video films then there are plenty of phones on the market that do that very well. I finally bought mine after much research and reading the opinions of some of the many sensible people who address this site. I have no complaints, not even about the battery because I don't use it to play stupid games and run down the power.
I can access any website as I do on my laptop. Emails, SMS and bank transactions. Skype for free calls ww. I don't need to take my laptop with me on business trips any more.
The N900 is a masterpiece of engineering for business travellers.
Barcode, 06 Apr 2010lol you should have done your research. This phone wasnt designed for the average consumer. Th... moreNokia suppose in this case to write down on the N900 box "For testing purposes" lol.
I'm working with the N900 for a couple of days now. Great phone so far.
Problem: I'm working with 2 SIM cards with the same number. Means when changing the phone I've to activate the SIM card by dialing *100#. However it doesn't work with the N900. A popup with the message "Incorrect Number" appears, restricting the phone to connect to my local provider to activate the SIM card. I did find out that the N900 does not accept the letter#.
Another problem with the dialing pad is that I can't use the alphabet to send SMS. Only numbers are accepted.
Any ideas how to solve this problem? Thanks
Ammar, 04 Apr 2010plz, may sumone tell me the ACTUAL colour Depth of N900, coz on this page http://www.gsmaren... morenot sure weather 16m or 65k but all i know is the pictures and over all view of the screen is very fine in detail, crisp and clear
i bought this nokia n900 2 weeks ago location australia.
a few things not impressed with would be the mms why in the hell would you design a fully packed full of apps and not include mms sending a pic to a mate what a joke, i know you can e-mail and all that but so many people out there with phones that don't have that feature. so what then take a photo and send it by post.
another one is contacts my mate and his girl friend have both a mobile and a home phone so try and edit that so u know who you are calling all it say's is cell or phone etc you cannot edit this.
the internet is bloody great it fly's along no problems with this with full flash and fire fox well done on this.
kapun364 , 06 Apr 2010I use it last month. Very unfinised product of os. Many kind bug show in pirioud. Plesase NOKI... morelol you should have done your research. This phone wasnt designed for the average consumer. This phone was designed more for testing purposes and people who wanna hack the phone. I havent any problems with the phone and the no portrait mode was mentioned long before the phone was released. If you going to spend that amount of money you should know what your investing in.
ZamM, 06 Apr 2010Have anybody experience the device suddenly off then restart while surfing internet.no own browser is fast with bugy os..............
have one frm last around 15 days or more.it is the boss of all.the ultimate one frm nokia.very good.no problem at all like hang or sonthn.nice.really nice.kool...
I use it last month. Very unfinised product of os. Many kind bug show in pirioud. Plesase NOKIA finishe your product then throw in market. Peaple give his money to buy your product. Rotation is very inisial requirment after give 29000 thousand rupee. Not potrait mood.
Batery drain fast in day use. This handset run with bugy OS. Many kind of devlopment run today for this OS so wait for sometime my opinian.
Another moth and i can buy this techheads device,,got so much to catch up on..
this could be old news but on gsmarena blog they got link to n9oo running at 1ghz and 900mhz..and their is one chap in comments section that has link to picture of n900 running at 1.7ghz but i am wary of that??Any how its warns you not to run n900 at 900mhz level for too long to stop you frying innards..Also that 1.75ghz pic has a huge fan thing under neath it but what i would like to know is it true ,,i will get link to topic
nadeem, 05 Apr 2010wow what a phone? but os is meamo What's wrong with Maemo? Maemo is such a great OS, I wish they would keep it around longer instead of going to meego. doesn't sound too appealing.
The mamory in self phone is just grate 32GB, and it have up to 16GB memory card its fantastic. But this phoen is to expenisve for me, but this phone is like dream for me !!!! yes a wona it =]
Fino, 06 Apr 2010I can't wait; I just bought this phone and I'm really thinking about returning it. Can't even ... morehave you ever been on the maemo website? Go to http://talk.maemo.org and look there for an app called fMMS and you will be able to send mms.
Why don't you research before buying?
This is your biggest problems with this phone? get an S40 and you will be able to send MMS