Here are some issues of Nokia N900 that have been confirmed:
1. The touchscreen is resistive.
2. Multi-Touch is not implemented.
3. MMS is not supported, because MMS feature is difficult to implemented the development team doesn’t have enough resources to finish it before release date. (This also could be the reason for Apple didn’t include MMS feature in their 1st generation iPhone.) It may be added in later version.
4. USB-OTG is not supported, though Nokia didn’t mention whether it is because of hardware of software. Since the USB-OTG feature on N800/N810 is developed by users community, this could also happen to N900.
5. There is no software for FM radio, though the hardware is ready. Nokia said they expect third party software will support this feature.
6. The battery can last one day according to the official specification. But in worst case, for example, using HSDPA to watch HQ video online will use up the battery with 5 hours. The optimization of power consumption is still ongoing, however the battery should be bigger (BP-5L instead of BP-5J)
7. The media player of N900 can play 720P HD video directly, but it can only capture video up to 800×480, while the Samsung i8910, which is also base on OMAP 3430, can capture video up to 1280×720.
8. The web browser has full support for flash, but no support for Java. It looks really powerful, there is still fine tuning necessary.
In general, most known issues is software related. It means they be solved by firmware upgrade. However, there for sure will be more issues popped out after Nokia N900 comes to end users’ hands.
I think rather than taking about 8 MegaP. & other unnecessarily staff, why dony we focus on the main issues like, MMS,digital Compass & Video call features.
if we rise our comments, Nokia might do something before launching the N900 officially in October 2009.
please, lets sound Nokia so, we will have full feature N900
I don't wanna complain, but I really don't understand why they didn't put MMS and rradio, especially when they have the hardware for it inside. I mean, radios go in phones for 5-6 years, was it such a poblem to put one in N900?
Captin BOB, 18 Sep 2009I just cant understand why ppl always have to say something negative about nokia's products no... moreWell said Captin BOB :D
I also don't understand why all this negative attitude. What on earth people think they achieve when blaming almost everything and everyone?
N900 is surely heavy but that is what you get when trying to implement all this hardware on one device. Also just the batteries like Nokia BL-5J (used on N900) and BP-4L (used on N97) weights 80 grams. I wonder how come BST-41 battery used on Sony Ericsson Xperia phones weights only 31 grams? So, there's 50 gram difference explained for you, and the Xperia devices are not that lightweight either. Xperia X2 weights 124 grams without battery and N900 is 101 grams without battery. So, it is actually the performance and weight of batteries where Nokia should try to improve.
Nevertheless, I personally think N900 includes everything that I have wished for. 5 MP camera is enough for me, because I only publish photos on electronic media. I use real camera if I need better quality for print media. MMS and FM radio are not my priorities, but it is said that Maemo community is already working on these. Hardware for MMS and FM radio already exists on N900, only the software is missing at the moment. Resistive touch screen is good choice because it gives a possibility for more accurate pointing with all kinds of sharp things. LED flash is excellent compromise because it works also for taking videos.
Of course there are small things that could been made better even on N900. However, it is good enough for me, and I certainly hope this device opens a promising new line for mobile devices. Especialy it's good to have some competition for Android.
resistive is good but it loses sensitivity after a while. if you constantly keep pressing the same area, it wears out over time and it kind of sucks. but i do like it because i use my finger tips and finger nail to push on the screen.
no portrait mode, that really sucks. it should have came out with it out of the factory. why would we have to wait for some user forum and developers to do it.
I just cant understand why ppl always have to say something negative about nokia's products no matter how powerful and good they are, and compare them with Iphone
- you are complaining about the 5MP camera, Iphone used to have a 2MP camera and no one complained about it.
- you said " why not a xenon flash ", ok, Iphone has no flash at all.
- you want capaptive, last time i checked more than %90 of smartphones are using resistive and they still selling well and people are doing fine using them.
- people if you read around the web you will find that N900 uses the latest technology in mobile phones industry such as ARM Cortex A8 processor and the PowerVR SGX GPU, lots of RAM, a very promising, open, powerful OS.
IMAO, I see nothing negative in this phone and i thing it will be the most successful phone nokia have made since the mighty N95.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2009Hi, anyone can help here??!1 Which is better than another, Omnia 2-i8000 or Nokia N900???better is nokia n 900 as in color display and also has a digital compass and also hich res. video rec and video light and many more
people complaining about the camera... haven't you heard that the larger the MP count the greater the noise?... this also goes for actual cameras, imagin ow crapy the pictures will be in a phone.... it is better to have a 5MP camera with a higher quality sensor and lens alignment than an 8 or 12MP camera.
imo, manufacturers should stop with the mp race and start improving the 3 and 5mp cameras
QUALITY, NOT SIZE
very good phone this is what one could expect from a company like nokia waiting to buy this one
So, in future will we get the MMS & Video Call feature by firmware update or we have to wait for a new device??
anyone can help here??!1
Which is better than another, Omnia 2-i8000 or Nokia N900???
U guys are still on Symbian! That's pathetic. Where are the apps that actually work and also look great?? I've check, and they are no where close to me anyhow...
This phone still suck because it's gonna be stupid slow. And no, I did not tried it and I don't need to. It's just the way NOKIA works!