im writing this review using the phone itself...
lets begin with the speed...
speed is great... i never encounter lagging yet... changing from one apps to another is fast and smooth... it can also handle lots of apps in the same time as it can do multi tasking....
touch screen is very nice... good resolution.. with resistive touchscreen.. u cant even tell if its if really resistive.. the responsiveness of the screen is good..
apps... well its a open source os.. and when you setup the download section of the phone.. u have hundreds and going to thuosand free apps... very nice phone.. i tried to down load irreco for n900.. and ur phone can be a UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL on tv.. and other appliances...
web browser is the best feature... theres nothing i can say with it.. very useful for me.. coz i can even do my homework online using this.. or even making document files and presentation...
camera and video.. not very impressed with the camera... for me n97 has better camera quality than this.. but its almost the same..
maemo os.. well if your new on it.. ull find it hard to set up some stuffs... but it will give you a real computer experience... with the panorama desktop.. it a nice place to put all ur apps...
tv out is nice feature of this while ur surfing the internet or watching a movie.. it shows a nice picture resolution on a 50 inch hdtv... very clear...
there are some issue with os.. but i have no worries on that because with just an update it will bw fixed... when ur using the browser the use of the volume button is zoom in and out.. so u need to go on the desktop and adjust the volume... on some items.. that need to be tapped twice to openn.. with just one tap its opening... theres only two prfile and its general and silent...
keyboard is very nice.. its easy to type on it.. well i dont want to waste time typing here if it is not... stylus is long enough....
i used t own an iphone and still having my n97.. well this a better phone than both.. but still there are some feature that this phone behind on the two..
so if ur planning to buy this phone... i recommend this to all of you... and just clear things up.. this is not a phone, smartphone, this is a internet tablet that just happen to make call and sms.. but for me its not a internet tablet either.. its a pocket size computer...
Julius, 07 Dec 2009I was afraid it would happen, but it did. Point is, I still didn't bite, but my friend did ... moreTell your friend to take it back and exchange it for a proper retail version. He obviously has a pre release model. I had exactly the same issue, I took it back for afull refund and bought my N900 from a completely different retailer. Problem solved. My N900 is absolutly fault free!
I was afraid it would happen, but it did.
Point is, I still didn't bite, but my friend did (probably after I told him I would be getting it).
The phone is now rebooting. I managed to talk to him and could see that he, too, is having the "wd32_to" problem, which seems like a hardware fault.
Unfortunately, this seems to be a common problem on the N900, as there is a bug filled. Did anyone get this problem already?
I will wait until this get sorted out before buying.
i kept the cam shutle closed and i went to cam in the menu and it asked me to open shutle to open cam , secondary did not open, so did any one try it?
elli, 07 Dec 2009Does anyone know if this phone is going to be available on contract in the UK? and when? :....... morehiya
yes it is on contract.
mobile phone direct(nokia's retail) is giving this phone on contract but you have to pay some money for the phone if you want a 12month contract. i have ordered mine from here and will recieve it on thursday :)
also vadafone will have it in january 2010. i rang them and asked them.
to be honest am on the phone with a phone sales man talking about the n900 right now as i want a second contact for my son.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970- No need BT file transfer bcos you have laptop
- No need flash, you are not going to take picture at dark anyway
- No need secondary camera, you already have webcam.
- no need stereo speaker, you are not listening anyway
and the list will go on and that is how I-love convince themselves
Hello, I'm thinking about buying a Nokia N900, and someone can tell me if it is compatible with microsoft outlok and creates files for office? How exel and word.
Another question, the phone has multimedia messages? Thank you all.
medhat, 07 Dec 2009dear all, any one knows how to use the secondary cam in n900? Thank youTo use the secondary camera i would imagine it's the same as other nokias. leave the camera shutter closed. then go to the camera and it will automatically use secondary camera.
Does anyone know if this phone is going to be available on contract in the UK? and when? :....( I cant wait much longer.
"The Nokia N900 is a 3G, Linux smartphone with XTerm built in. If the idea of hacking your phone down to the command line with the manufacturer's full approval sends you into paroxysms of joy, forget reading the rest of this review and just buy one now. This is the ultimate Linux geek phone."
That post has gone again.
Must remember nothing negative about iPhone. Is this site owned or sponsored by Apple?
any one knows how to use the secondary cam in n900?
i've got mine for 3days now,to be honest the phone i have 2 problem at the moment 1st you can't use the screen itself for typing(usable for portrait mode) 2nd the battery life im just using it for internet no calling..the rest is awesome phone just like this im using it for this opinion..uk user call 02074623580
medhat, 07 Dec 2009hi
how to use the secondary cam, can anyone tell me
thnxIf you can't figure that out in a phone's settings you're probably better off using one of these:
TMT, 05 Dec 2009I am really confused.
whether i should buy n900 or htc hd2 or satio.
i really use the ca... moreTough one. Let's see what we have here...
N900 is about £500 (in the UK at least).
Buy a digital cam, a netbook, and an old 6310.
digi cam = £100
Netbook = £200+?
6310 = ~£30
Total is £330+. You're 170 better off ;-)
waqi, 05 Dec 2009can any one tell me which phone is better n900 or iphone 3gs
If you want to hear 3GS is better go to that phone's page ;-)