Phonedog, 06 Sep 2009first of all let me just start by saying that this phone sux, the screen is small and the keyb... morehttp://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone2=2926&idPhone1=2917
Just a correction on your statements about the specifications of the Nokia N900 and SE X2.
Nokia N900 3.5"
TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches
SE X2 3.2"
TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors
800 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
The N900 has a bigger screen than the X2, and also is capable of displaying 16M colors versus the X2's 65K colors.
ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX graphics
Qualcomm MSM 7200 528 MHz processor
Maemo (GNOME based Linux OS)
The largest drawback to the SE X2 is the operating system; it is running on a very outdated operating system: Windows Mobile Professional.
The reason is that, in history, Microsoft's venture into the mobile industry did not amass the success required to compensate for the large development costs. It is a widely known fact that Microsoft does not have any plans to invest further into Windows Mobile, due to development costs and competition. This is why WinMO is so unoptimized for touch and has an extremely plain and outdated UI design.
This is especially evident, since Sony Ericsson, Samsung, HTC and other mobile phone developers have to create third party software such as the X2 Panel, TouchWiz, TouchFlo, etc. to update it's user interface. However, the transitions between the added 3rd party UI and the native WinMO interface isn't always smooth, and is limited by the fact that at the end of the day, it is not a native part of WinMO, but rather just an application that runs on top of WinMO to make it look prettier.
Maemo, however, has been around since 2005; and with each iteration, additional functionality and development is produced. Maemo 5 is not the first build ever to exist, but it is more like Windows 7 is to Vista, and therefore has the support of both the Maemo community, and linux community. Also, Maemo was already capable of running SNES emulators while running on obsolete TI OMAP 400 mhz processor (which is slower per mhz than the ARM Cortex A8), imagine the possibilities with the N900's powerful hardware. As can be seen, there has been alot more development in Maemo than with WinMo, simply because Maemo is open-sourced, and therefore has little to no development costs: that is the advantages of open-sourced OS as opposed to a closed-source OS.
- Faster more reliable ARM Cortex A8 600 mhz processor (which is also more power / mhz than the Qualcomm); PowerVR SGX graphics (enabling full 3D effects).
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2
- 8.1 MP Camera
hey, nokia also got 8megapixal ok! don't think SE have doog camera.Nokia got good video OK!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970The Nokia N900 is only about 10-45 grams more than phones of it's class (and that's including phones without qwerty keyboards).
That's like 40 grains of rice. :S
And only 5 mm thicker than an iPhone.
I don't think 5 mm makes much of a difference; atleast if you consider it has a full qwerty keyboard.
Mo, 06 Sep 2009And by the way they both have the exact same processor. I doubt that psp etc emulators will wo... moreI think there's a possibility for PS1 emulation on the N900. PS1 is emulated on the iPhone, and both the iPhone and N900 run on the same hardware. In addition, the N900 and iPhone are based on desktop enviroments Linux and UNIX respectively.
The restricting factor in PS1 emulation in the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD is the OS. Symbian OS is built more on security features, and memory leakage prevention for stability. It was designed for hardware that lacked memory and power.
The N900 linux operating system already has had a history of emulation; there were people playing SNES9X on the older MAEMO builds running on N810 and it's old out-dated TI OMAP 400 mhz processor. Imagine the possibilities with the N900's ARM Cortex A8 600 mhz (faster per mhz than the old TI OMAP), and the PowerVR SGX graphics.
Look at the Satio's demo of OpenGL ES 2.0 on the PowerVR SGX as an example:
Again !!!, 07 Sep 2009I will not buy another N97 because it has lunix OS !!!
where is the upgrade here ? where are ... moreThis is a serious upgrade from N97 hardware wise:
- ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz
- PowerVR SGX graphics
- 1GB virtual runtime memory, 256MB RAM
- WVGA screen resolution and video recording
- Faster 3G
Why are people getting mad over this device? As to clear off people, this device is not considered a smartphone/phone but a MID, why do you guys/ladies think that the N900 has a browser based on the Mozilla engine, was not announed in Nokia World, and has a three digit number as the Nokia Tablets (ie N800, N810...). As to the camera being weak, there are no more than 5 devices with a camera higher than 5 megapixels and that's also including the unofficial/not out yet phones. If you like Sony Ericsson phones go out and spend $800+ dollars (for those of us living in the US) like the Xperia X1.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2009Well of course this will beat the x2 as it uses an ARM cortex processor.. The phone that will ... morekeep dreaming , support nHD gaming , PS gaming
i bet u still thinking that satio got 12MP camera and it is better than N900 with 5MP
megapixels race is slowly over , but i think se fans still counting the megapixels, no doubt they are soon expire fans
se fans still donno the key to success is the UI
Again !!!, 07 Sep 2009I will not buy another N97 because it has lunix OS !!! where is the upgrade here ? where are ... moreN97 has a prehistoric unattractive UI and very slow, I bet you will enjoy the N900 experience
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2009This has terrible specs with tiny screen,just about you can see the icons on the screen. It h... moreWhat are you trying to compare it to? a Desktop PC? its a just a phone.. and anyone who thinks linux os is a bad thing has no idea what they are speaking about in the first place ..
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2009Well of course this will beat the x2 as it uses an ARM cortex processor.. The phone that will ... moreLol, you do realize that nHD is useless compared to WVGA right? That's like saying 640 x 360 is better than 800 x 480, and that it shows more pixels. The processor is the same for both of these devices, that means that all of the technologies that the Satio can have so can the N900, the only thing that will be needed is for Maemo 5 to support it and then drivers can be written. Also, it would be way easier for the developer community to port emulators to the maemo 5 platform as it is Linux based, on contrast to the s60 5th Ed platform, which by the way has very few games that are playable. The only main difference between the Satio and N900 is the camera, screen resolution, and of course the os. Saying that the Satio will beat this phone is quite funny. Just because Sony Ericsson (NOT Sony) is bringing the Satio out does not mean that it will have support from Sony, so saying that PSP/PSX games will be easily playable on the Satio is not cmpletely true. Remember that the underlying os is still s60; take a look at the games/emulators for the os.
I can't wait to get this Monster on my hand.
This IZ Nokia Mobile's
Well of course this will beat the x2 as it uses an ARM cortex processor.. The phone that will beat this is the SE Satio, it supports nHD gaming, PS gaming, and OPEN GL with it's amazing processor with amazing graphical technologies.. This phone doesn't even support any of these! But I'd rather have the X2 as it is way more stylish than this! This looks so plastic! And the design is horrible and it isn't sleek at all. And 181 grams for a phone is crazy!!
What a cheap looking phone!! And that freakishly heavy 181 grams is st*p*d! The camera is so basic with only 5mp without any cool features, like smile detection, face detection or whatsoever.. Only 1320 mAH LI-ION battery instead of LI-PO, this phones battery life must really s*ck! No xenon, no Open GL!! I thought this was powerful? And no, this phone will most definitely not support PSP or PSX games.. Only SE Satio has the capabilities to do that at it has a powerful graphics technology with smart pixel! This phone is just pathetic!
This is geat phone, multitasking OS, god screen int.browser and camera vdeo, but one thing bothers me is, the zooming procedure is jerk, it looks like i em drilling holl on screen, it could have been imagined more simple way to do that.
Nokia N900 on pre-order in the USA for $649
I will not buy another N97 because it has lunix OS !!!
where is the upgrade here ? where are the new features ? Only different OS !!! then what !
I was hoping to have at least AMOLED screen with camera that has HD video recording !! none of them exists in this phone !!!
I cant see any true upgrade here
I cant believe that nokia still making 5 mega pixel camera with VGA video recording,and you know what shame means ? when people saying nokia has made the best 5 mega pixel camera of all time. WAAW , are you serious ? yes really I am serious, because back in year 2007 they made nokia n82 that has very good camera !!
back in year 2007 !!! we are now in the end of year 2009 !! what about nokia new phones !! they also have 5 mega pixels camera!. yes they have 5 MP camera but with crap sensor that has high level of noise during night shots !!
I am really disappointed with this new N900. there is nothing to mention about this phone
i didn't know that all SE fanboys were so geeks c", all they keep on chanting about in this forum is specs, haha! get losts, you know that X2 will be eaten alive by this phone thats why youre attacking it!
Look at the X1 sales figure pited against iPhone, Blackberry and N97, Big Failure! Specs doesn't matter to normal people SE fanboys!
X2 is Xpected to FAIL!