i remember how much i was looking for someone sharing some experience about the phone, so now thta i have it for a few hours, here's my input to others looking for information.
for the record: i've changed from a BB Bold 900.
indeed on the heavy side, but absolutelhy nothing to worry about.
the bold has a sharp screen, but the n900 beats that
it is extremely responsive to touches, but to be mentioned that it is more responsive in the cdentre of the screen than on the edges.
still, i would really doubt there is much difference in user experience between this resistive and a capacitive one
i'm coming from a Bold, which i must say has THE BEST keyboard around.
the keys of the n900 are very responsive to touch.
the keyboard is a bit too wide for my likings if i type with my thumbs, but it is perfect if you lay the phone on the table.
what this phone does not have (and the Bold does) is an indicator for when the function or the caps are locked, so you are not always sure in what mode you are if you had to type some symbols.
for the rest i think it is all about getting used to it. love the arrow keys
actually quite surprised - quite enough apps out there, including fm radio
quite easy to set up.
my problem was that all my emails in all my accounts show as unread. that would be ok if i could select all and mark open, but i can't. still have to figure out what the least time-intensive solution would be
(btw, ctrl+a and the likes work almost everywhere. even ctrl+z for umdo!!)
and anotther thimg, no push emails
are you kidding? this is a beast!! i seriously did not expect browsing could be such a breeze. and it can handle absolutely huge pages without a problem at all!! just magic
this is a pretty cool os, but you can see it's a newly born.
i am used and like to have as manh options for customizations as possible, and with this os they are quite limited (so far that i noticed)
for speed - it's ultra fast. no laggings whatsoever!
was expecting a bit better quality, so don't expect to do poster photos
looks like daim good quality, one issue though: if you focus one metre in front of you when you start shooting, it will stay with that focus seng for the full length of the video, with all objects a bit further away beimg blurry
what i would take from my Bold?
the keyboard and the push technology, the resgt can be dumped ;-)
overall, very happy i have it
zeferino, 18 Mar 2010Oh yes, the touch screen is horrible. U spend a lot of time just pressing twice or three times... moreHaha you so far off from everything. The touch screen is one of the best resistive touch screens ive ever used. This phone was mainly designed as an internet tablet so net would of been the first thing you should have looked on this phone. if you want a basic phone then get one. now when people get smartphones its more for apps and internet related things and phone second lol you should have done your research. lol sounds like the phone is confusing because you are ignorant and if you had done your research first you wouldnt have %35 on what you paid lol thats what you get.
Oh yes, the touch screen is horrible. U spend a lot of time just pressing twice or three times to do one thing. SMS is a nightmare, not as fast due to touch screen. Pitch black screen makes it more unattractive when on standby. Th new Maemo 5 is a myth, completely non-sensical if you ask me. Those who have it, admit all my views and be honest to your self and others here, any one can make mistakes, and this a a " You made a mistake Phone "
I used the phone all of one day , exactly 3 hours. First I never had a " No Clue " why I bought this phone. The OS was not recognizable, the phone was large, so you would be hard pressed to carry it around. I found trying to really justify it as impossible. Music, I can tell you lots of devices that do it easier and better. Net, Come on, how many of us really use our phone as Net first and everything next. It should be Phone first and everything else next. This I could not feel, I felt silly, just carrying it around. I " Traded it to a Dealer " ( It was not officially launched ) who said he had two units and the price I wanted to sell him was his selling price as he wanted to get rid of them. I finally settled for a loss of 35%, but I escaped by selling it. Had I waited , well I would have it in my collection unused, like my N800 tablet, completely useless. TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT> SPEND AT LEAST 10 MINS or MORE.
Arcanus, 18 Mar 2010does any one now how to jailbreak a n900???Dude you dont jailbreak the N900 thats what you do with an iphone
I totally want this phone..I'm waiting to sell my HTC Touch HD in order to get the money and buy this one!!Someone please buy the HTC :P taking tooooo long!! :@
sharan, 18 Mar 2010Dear, from where did you purchased this n900 and how much for.
and did you try GPS in you mo... morei bought my device from u.s. through online. only about 12 hrs shipping (frm u.s to canada).
having fun with it so far. having a data cable and charger of spare battery might be needed for heavy users, but still, this is a powerfull device, and expected to consume much power. for full heavy use and with wifi + movies, about 10-12 hrs in a fully charge battery is guaranteed.
always online for about 20-24 hrs gsm and/or 3g connection.
cmaera settings is more customizable. speakers are not as good as the 5800 and n97 but okay.
gabby131, 18 Mar 2010i've been quite busy with my n900 and i have it for almost 3 months. this device really suits ... moreDear, from where did you purchased this n900 and how much for.
and did you try GPS in you mobile phone. If how its working, can you just share your well experiance in this. It could be a very useful to get a new one for me too.
i've been quite busy with my n900 and i have it for almost 3 months. this device really suits my needs for business, work and entertainment.
in my case, battery life is not an issue, though havin' questions why nokia did not install at least a 1500mah battery. but still, its okay for me coz it can handle 1.5 to 2 days of my normal use, and the battery is replaceable.
my device oftenly runs slow, but it is expected due to my routine running more than 5 apps at the same time. this is my first device that can handle multi-tasking without havinf any problems.
flash that is installed is the best. i can say that its an overkill due to thinking that nokia almost put everything in the n900, well except for the telephony features.
its not the heaviest smartphone i had but its the bulkiest.
the n900 is not as nice to look at as the n97 but the n97 had more faults than the british government.
the battery life or should we say battery death is rubbish,i can take a picture but dont get the option to send as multimedia via text only email,heeeeeeelp
am selling it 1 week old amy offers on voda
The hardware specs make it comparabale to a netbook and more. Otherwise it's a bulky, ugly and unusable phone mostly suffering from software issues and a sub-par touch-screen. Avoid by any means.
Hardware issues: Battery life in reality measures to around 10 hours (as much as my nokia booklet 3g). It's like having a brick in your pocket. The touch screen feels circa '98 (to an iphone user).
Only works in landscape mode, although it has the hardware to support autorotation. Slow, and not very responsive. Contacts shows all your contacts together with the contacts from your IM accounts without the ability to filter only the contacts from your phone. Skype, gtalk etc. chats get in your way all the time. The default browser is only good if you have eagle-eye vision (not recommended for people suffering myopia).
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2010oh my good it awesome touch phone that have Accelerometer sensor for manual-rotate.No other ph... morelol huh? maybe im not understanding what you put but im pretty sure alot of phones have that.
oh my good it awesome touch phone that have Accelerometer sensor for manual-rotate.No other phone company have technology like NOKIA.by this spec(Accelerometer sensor for manual-rotate) make it so expensive cos NO LIKE OTHER.......