N900 will send MMS and it will work vertically. Prototype versions can't be counted.
Android on the other hand streches on so many low end phones that ever seeing quality multimedia apps and even games on it will never happen.
It's just as smbian where developers create apps that run on ALL available devices so it's useless that i8910 omnia hd or satio have the same hardware as iphone or n900 since developers will have to ensure a lame compatibility with the not-so-bright devices that run android.
As for apps, have you checked a FEW maemo repositories? the apps are hundreds that were already ported from older maemo versions.
This time google messed it. Wait for the next android, and ofcourse buy the new devices it will come on, maybe by breaking some of the compatibility some decent apps will finally show up:)
cant wait for actual user reviews and not brand loyaltly blah blah blah.
Android has more applications than Maemo, document editors for one thing, you don't have to use it sideways most of the time AND it WILL send MMS.
Another half finished Nokia experiment to be lapped up by the beta testing Nokia sheep...
"The N900 is the baa-aaest!"
Check this out! Xperia = Brick. It's that BIG and it can't even play videos without crappy conversion & loss of quality.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2009Yeah right, at least they have some cool trademarks and their designs are way more funkier tha... more"It's like comparing a car to a truck". Both have their own purpose and a truck certainly has more hp... N900's size is justified and or much bigger than ex. n97.
As for moto I don't see them catching up by releasing a phone funded by google + verizon... Since when was a carrier sponsored phone a good phone? never seen one yet. As for android... that "OS" is years behind, it should be rather called firmware than "OS". As with symbian due the number of devices it already runs on, all the apps will be built according to the one with the lowest spec; don't expect to see much entertainment there. Such a new "OS" and already so old... sooo sad :))
And there again we have open source vs you get what google & verizon want's you to get, so really fanboys of any kind posting same HW specs, are. quite. boring.
The key behind N900 is the OS and not even if a device with better specs would show up, would it be interesting.
If your car has a speed limiter it's pointless for you if it says 200 and only reaches 100.
That's where other devices stand against N900.
And to shortly blow your mind, if that battery has that much mAh it probably has a really low C-rating thus having a long standby and practically no real life usability. Wouldn't be the first crappy mistake seen from moto.
DRO, 02 Oct 2009Two words for this NOKIA N900 Brick. MOTO DROID!!!!!!
- 3.7" (854x480 16mil) vs 3.5 (800x48... moreComparing Maemo with Android is like comparing N97 with Omnia HD...
It's good to hear that Moto has catched up a bit though :)
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Yeah right, at least they have some cool trademarks and their designs are way more funkier than this bricks! Yuck! And by disgusting keyboard formation you were talking about this piece of brick, right? Cause those tiny plastic keypads with only three rows looks ridiculous! And you saying "soon expired fans" is really really getting old and so corny. Get a new act!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I was just saying how the phone has no real upgrades and suddenly you blab something about the X2. WTF? And why compare this to an X2, that's just really st*p*d. And no matter what you say, this phone still has a weak camera, weak, battery, and it will always be heavy!! And that is a fact! And about the X2, that was just an opinion of yours and is not a fact!
Two words for this NOKIA N900 Brick. MOTO DROID!!!!!!
- 3.7" (854x480 16mil) vs 3.5 (800x480 16mil) screen
- 13.7mm thick vs 18mm thick (ouchhhh)
- both have arm cortex 600mhz processor (even)
- moto 1420 mah battery vs nokia 1320 mah battery
- 16gb mem expandable to 32 vs 32gb mem expandable to 16 (even)
- 5mp af camera with led flash vs 5mp af with dual led (slight edge)
- Android 2 Eclair vs Maemo or more like (Finding Nemo) lol!!
- Face Detection vs ...... errrr Waste Detection? lmao!!
Nice comfy qwerty keyboard vs 3 rows of cramped up hell
MOTOROLA vs nokia
It's a landslide.
Wtf when will nokia learn?
I loved my HTC phones. they have lovly big space for the qwerty keyboards but i dont lik how they had a lot of finger actions for touch screen and that they were powered by windows so i went to nokia for the 5800, it had great music playa and speakers and cool texting modes. but i wasnt really sure since it was the first touch screen nokia has made, there might be bugs. so i waited then
Ta Da!! here comes the nokia N97.
i loved the quality of how it looked, nice slide action sadly not change-able and only 3 rows of qwerty board not 5 or just 4 like how most of complaints and tips nokia was getting.
So nokia got a lot about that and well i bought the nokia n97.
it was fine i liked the good battery it like plays music for like more than the hours it says, it was LOUD!! and i like its class. camera 7/10, calling etc 8/10.
Anyway i dont really lik the 3 rows
So now nokia still makes a 3 rowed fone and still it has harded and smaller keys, that as a fone tester said ″The qwerty buttons just dont feel safe and they dont bring comfort.~
But wen ur texting with the n97 and ur in the market or wateva and you have to text and walk, u have to put the fone at an angle so u can see the screen and qwerty keys since the screen so angled I hate how its not change-able. its so frustrating.
So this fone looks lik it could possibly be an improvment but only 1 way 2 find out!
Nokia man 5
If u have any Questions.
Well after spending the whole day on N900/Maemo... here are some things i would like to share...
Maemo 5 (Fremantle/2009) Debian (Linux) based OS with Hildon (touch optimized) UI (GNOME Framework/Ubuntu Mobile). Linux is well known from plently of software being free and open sourced, so access to existing projects to port is virtually unlimited. With 800x480 resolution it doesnt even need re-optimization for mobile device, only porting to maemo is needed.
Though it should be worth mentioning that Maemo is still not up-to-the-mark and is growing pretty fast.
Some of the -ves of the N900 are as below:
- It doesn't have an onboard FM-radio (3rd party??) even though it offers an FM-transmitter
- lacks support for MMS :-o
- The display needs a protective screen as resistive screen is prone to scratches
- surprisingly it does not have a digital campass...???
- no software for office documents
The N900 positives:
+ quad band GSM/3.5G (10/2 Mbps)/WiFi (54Mbps)/VoIP/IM
+ 3.5"/800x480/TFT 16M screen
+ great sunlight legibility
+ full-blown support for multiple home screens
+ task manager supports live multitasking (vista-like)
+ kinetic scrolling all around, gesture support
+ Maemo5 offers a very feature-rich phonebook
+ phonebook integrates live online services - skype/gTalk/Ovi
+ DivX/XviD support right out of the box
+ charges over USB
+ browser supports Flash/AJAX/JS
+ Maemo supports various languages packages right out of the box
+ user can pick two input languages and switch between them while typing
+ user can make use of two predictive input dictionaries respectively
+ SMS messages are arranged in the form of a chat (gmail-like threads)
+ fully functional email client (HTML/Rich Text) on the go
+ PDF Reader/ RSS Reader on the go
The N900 hardware:
+ TI OMAP3430 Core (ARM Cortex-A8 CPU@600MHz, PowerVR SGX530 GPU@430MHz, TMS320C64x DSP/ISP)
+ 256MB RAM, 768MB NAND VM
+ 256MB (root) + 2GB (/home/opt) storage for apps
+ 32GB (default storage) + 16GB (eMMc)
+ sports DAC33 audio chipset
+ 5MP f/2.8 (Autofocus/Carl Zeiss) Cam, WVGA (848x480, 16:9 @25fps) video
+ Java acceleration and OpenGL ES2.0 Support
+ pixel shader/vertex shader hardware
+ A-GPS (using TI/OMAP Navilink)
+ bluetooth 2.1 (+EDR/A2DP/AVRCP/FTP)
+ has an IR port... hmm... remote control?? eh?
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2009there is no digital compass, no voice guide, no turn-by-turn navigation. just RoutingLol dumb sh*t it does have a digital compass,turn by turn is through the ovi maps service everyone knows that's
It's 80.00CAD for a year term ....so stop being a nub
And go bac, to your iphone forum
there is no digital compass, no voice guide, no turn-by-turn navigation. just Routing
This IZ Nokia Mobile's
You can be Poor Nokia give all what you needs.
Nokia N900 and The Next!! i cant just wait...
go go go fight with your boring firmware 3.1(open and close)
Hope n97 price drop a lot after n900 is launched
i want n97 despite it has poor CPU!!!
N97 and n900 are good phones
n97 symbian flagship with mature os but poor CPU
n900 maemo flagship with immature os but advanced CPU
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2009Who wants to use a phone sideways all the time with a rubbish keyboard with keys missing and n... moreCan't wait man and since nokia has a better OS with OpenGL and can enable BT controllers like Wiimote and Ps3 dualshock3 i can make my games :)
And it's called options my friend
T9,Virtua. Keypad,hardware keypad,handwritting rec and there is gonna be voice to text for sure on this
What a complete waste of money this piece of garbage is! There's a weak battery, cheap looking design, very tiny keys, freakishly heavy!!, very weak camera, no MMS which is a very very very basic feature and i guess Nokia is just really st*p*d cause they can't even put MMS!! Yuck!