maxx, 18 Jan 2010The device is great. I constantly using it throughout the day and didn't failed me once. As fo... moreAt first thanx for making this detailed review about the battery life which was kept in dark even y nokia. But can you specify about what do you mean by neavy usage?
And another thing, how long can i use the net on a fully charged battery?
My last question is that, i inow that you can have google talk and sky embeded in the contacts but can you embed yahoo or msn chat in it? I mean can i chat with my friends from home screen in msn and yahoo?
Thanks in advance man, please do reply my questions.
The device is great. I constantly using it throughout the day and didn't failed me once. As for battery life after the latest update it only last me 16hours long with my extreme usage. Of cause it will run out in 4hours if you running GPS and wifi, playing 3D gaming or playing AngryBird the whole time. Only a fool would do that. I tested ot by running up to 10apps (fully optified and optimised) from the repo and some from the extra-devel. The old firmware served me over 36hours. but the new firmware served me from 12 to 24hours long depend on how much i used. As the cpu is 600mhz beast, of cause the bigger faster cpu would consume more power. The OS allowed full multi-tasking just like the desktop computer. The tasks are running live at the background. So every process uses cpu and RAM, which meant using battery as well.
Comparing it to other device other that has better battery life that is because those phones doesn't support multi-tasking or putting all the process to sleep while not using. which meant it cannot do more than one instruction at a time. On the other hand, the N900 can do multiple tasks at once. Full flash support, Mozilla browser and a Nice 32GB internal memory + microSDHC support upto 32GB.
It's a really nice and simple designed device. But there are a few flaws to it as well. OS is not yet at its 100% optimised and so are the features and applications. But it's not the biggest held back for me. I love this device. It completely replaced my Win7 laptop. i have not used my laptop once since i got it.
Reminder to Nokia :::
where is the arabic keyboard???!!!!
NOT fare , all got their keyboards except us...:)
zohal786, 18 Jan 2010No dear, its the phone that can/can't support this.
But this problem was reported before the ... morethe fone is really great i luv it
and bout the pr 1.1 im not sure but i do have this firmware 2.2009.51-1.003_PR_003
if its not the pr 1.1 plz tell me how i can get it
I am saving up for this device. I love the dynamic way it accesses the internet.
On the subject of batteries I recently bought a pack of four AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries for use with my son's remote controlled helicopter. Each of the batteries was rated at 3800mAh. That is about thrice the rating of the N900 battery. Would it be too difficult to reshape one of the AA Batteries to fit inside the phone or is it that Ni-Mh batteries are unsuitable for use with a phone?
Nevertheless it seems as if high capacity batteries are difficult to make for cell phones. It certainly appears that manufacturers - as clever as they are - have not overcome this difficulty.
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2010im using etisalat i tried everythin went to the nokia care center they said its from etisalat ... moreNo dear, its the phone that can/can't support this.
But this problem was reported before the firmware update, and it has been fixed I guess.
did u update yours to PR1.1??
btw hws the phone with you..??..I hope you won't be cribbin as much as other people :)
I jus love Mine!!
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2010the battery is so bad i connect to charger whenever its possible, i always try to do full cycl... morewow..its been ok u r being a heavy user..but then this is just a gadget only..if u r really worried about ur battery issue y dont u use car battery..ur device might hold until 7 days maybe..wakakaka..
the battery is so bad i connect to charger whenever its possible, i always try to do full cycles with the batteries but its useless with n900. i consider myself a heavy user and two times a day charging is guaranteed with this phone, other than that its a good phone, wish the speakers sounded like n95/5800 though
I have the n900 and absolutely love it. I have the iPhone 3gs and love it as well and you can't compare these two devices cause they are truly different and caters to a diffent type of consumer. Both are good at what they do and far as the battery is concern; have you folks condition the battery before heavy usage? I did and it last all day with only ne charge but then again my usages is probaly more or less then yours. Awesome phone and graphics is amazing
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2010battery sucks 3 hours is no good i run about 5 apps and connected to wifi, i charge this brick... morehowz d battery life for dis ph..?do u normally use alot of intnet so battery sucks..?i use internet about an hr a day so does it get flat..?please reply
up to now n900 is still not better after firmware update. Battery the same before, no fring and nimbuzz. I cannot use actionvoip. The best phone are e71 and e72 good battery and voip but still not skype video call . Think n900 do the same it .
dear nokia company, I am suggestion that you should harry up release maemo os that it can skype video call or fring. And produce a new battery which powerfull like 1800AM for replacing if you late the android is the best phone that competition. I am very boring with 3times for charging a day eventhought after latest firmware update it still the same before.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970well, i have an n97 but still, n900 is way better, better in everything, memory, resolution and speed. the only advantage of n97 from n900 is that, n900 does not support java, BUT!!!! n900 has flash player and everything in it is pre-installed, unlike n97, everything is obtained with a paid upgrade.
n900 has minimal crashes and more ram, seriously, you barely encounter app crashes on n900, if you will, just dont do anything, after seconds, the phone gets back to itself. unlike n97, you may need to reboot, or take of the battery, then reboot to get rid of the crash
zohal786, 17 Jan 2010hmm..thats wierd..works fine here btw which operator do you use..ETISALAT or DU??im using etisalat i tried everythin went to the nokia care center they said its from etisalat ,went to etisalat they said its from the phone so now im confused