I owned a N900 for about 2 months, before that I had a Nokia 5800. The 5800 was a great phone, I sold it to buy a N900, and regret the decision...
My experience with N900 was like a love-hate thing. The first 1-2 weeks was torturing. After that, things seems to be working fine and I thought it was the best phone ever. Alas, finally it dawned upon me that N900 is actually the WORST PHONE EVER, and here are the reasons to avoid this phone:
- requires A LOT of tweaking and third party mods, which means A LOT of time wasted, and A LOT of headaches
- NO MMS. (i know about fMMS, but it is buggy and doesnt support sound and videos..)
- fails as a phone. drops calls for no reason, lags when receiving calls, DOESN'T SUPPORT VIDEO CALLING OVER 3G NETWORK (not skype over 3G)
- FRIKKEN HEAVY AND THICK
- EARPIECE SPEAKER IS BARELY AUDIBLE DUE TO DESIGN FLAW, the speaker is actually not located under the speaker hole, but like 2cm to the left of it. WOW SO STUPID. plus, pressing the phone to your ear can cause the speaker to malfunction, also due to a design flaw with the speaker's connectors. the N900 design team should burn in a fire.
- it looks like a brick, but is actually very fragile. a single drop from waist level can cause the internal memory module to dislodge, turning the phone into a real brick (HAHA... ). the frame around the screen will bend even from a
A request to my fellow N900 users.
My N900's USB port broke due to some rough handling by me of course *sad. But luckily everything else works fine and since I had an extra battery and charger with me, it cam in handy. So my only issue is that I will not be able to flash my N900 again. As a work around it is possible to backup and restore the entire rootfs and optfs using backup menu which I have installed.
What i require now is a vanilla untouched backup archieve of both rootfs and optfs. So if anyone has flashed their phone recently or is planning to do so, it would be very helpful if you could do a full backup of the newly flashed device and upload it on some file sharing site. that way i will always have a vanilla backup to work with in case i need to start all over. it will benefit others as well as restoring using backup menu seems to be much easier than flashing the entire phone.
Tas72 , 02 Feb 2012Good day sir,pls,my N900 got an internal memory problem,the phone doesn't see the internal mem... moreHello, you say you flashed your telephone, how? FIASCO aka *COMBINED* or eMMC aka *VANILLA*? I had a problem with the 27Gb internal memory that didn't let me to use it (It came after trying to copy about 8-9Gb of data via WiFi while on overclocking mode and receiving a call). But after *VANILLA* flashing all went right and with the help of the backup, I was able to have a working telephone in no time!
hello guys... i would like to get a first hand experience answer about this phone:
- how does it handle the PDF documents? does it open and scroll them fast and smooth or is it having problems like other nokia phones?
Good day sir,pls,my N900 got an internal memory problem,the phone doesn't see the internal memory again and i had to flash it twince yet nothin changes,pls,help me out bcos i cant install anything again,is anything i could do or it ll jst remain like that forver.
nokia n900 is very true phone that u cant if loss one please im sorry for u, n900 is a good phone it never gets old
AnonD-2037, 31 Jan 2012dont buy, because it is old phone and now its very difficult to have support for this phone. o... morewhy you say the people dont buy nokia n900.this is most wonderful phone that has done in evry time.and this phone has support .last update that i have its november 2011 .
crazy about n900, 31 Jan 2012praneeth put a memory card in your n900 and then go to camera options! Now you will be able to... moreThanks a lot....placing memory card and then enabling internal storage as default space to store photos worked for me...Thanks again...Just got myself saved from reflashing the device.
Thanks & Regards,
Praneeth, 30 Jan 2012Hi Guys,
Kindly require your help. Now in my n900, when trying to click a snap, it says "... moreHi Praneeth, Few months ago i got same problem since I installed some applications but I do know which one create the problem then I re install the OS, and solve.
Do not forget to back up before you reinstall the OS.
AnonD-39261, 26 Jan 2012thinking of buying this phone!! should i buy it? or i'll face prbs after buying?dont buy, because it is old phone and now its very difficult to have support for this phone. otherwise its awesome phone.
Praneeth, 30 Jan 2012Hi Guys, Kindly require your help. Now in my n900, when trying to click a snap, it says "... morepraneeth put a memory card in your n900 and then go to camera options! Now you will be able to change location of photos captured from memory to internal!
Kindly require your help. Now in my n900, when trying to click a snap, it says "Memory full, Unable to save content" I am not able to change the memory in use option to internal as it is in disabled state. Kindly require your help.
Thanks & Regards,
AnonD-39261, 26 Jan 2012thinking of buying this phone!! should i buy it? or i'll face prbs after buying?Good choice. I have one and its like a computer! Go for it
something's wrong here.
i can't find Nokia N900 on Nokia' official website anymore.
is Nokia trying to remove N900 from their portfolio?
thinking of buying this phone!!
should i buy it?
or i'll face prbs after buying?
ebol barker, 25 Jan 2012My N900 is restarting it self again and again what could be the reason, should I change my bat... morecorrupted software, maybe it can be fixed with a PC with Nokia softwareupdater. Maybe you can reinstall it that way. All data could be lost.
Naushad, 26 Jan 20121. It is not equipped with Microsoft office.
2. It is not equipped with mini Autocad.
3. It ... moreMMS works great on N900. No problems, install fMMS
No it doesnt have mobile microsoft office, but it has full OpenOffice! Its unique, the most powerful office ever on a handheld. I got screenshots of my N900 running OO Write and OO Calc at the same time, multitasking them. You cant do that one any other device, not even close, N900 will forever be the only one.
Cad? Thats a professional thing, most ppl dont need, im guessing you dont need it also but you saw an ad on Facebook about the new CAD app fro android right? So you wanna pretend you need that one.