I’ve been using the Nokia N900 since unboxing it 5 days ago, and I’m still blown away!
I wrote “the N900 is brilliant”, and it’s true – I have not been this excited about a Nokia device since the N95, and that was pre iPhone.
For better or for worse, the iPhone changed people’s expectations. Suddenly, having the best hardware was secondary to having the best software, services, and user experience…
Although others disagree, I think that with the N900, Nokia can finally compete with the iPhone – not only is the hardware great, but the software, services and user experience are fantastic.
- Fast and mean :)
- Power of linux
- Seamless multitasking
- OS-level integrated services (Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google talk, OVI, Pixelpipe, Jabber, SIP, Skype, Twitter)
- Intuitive UI
- Fantastic web browser (with Flash 9)
- Usable keyboard
- Great camera
- DVD-quality video recording
- Beautiful display (3.5″, 800×480 resolution)
- AWS (1700 MHz) 3G support
- Resistive touchscreen
- No portrait mode (except phone and image viewer apps)
- No MMS support
- No built-in Twitter support (Mauku not pre-installed)
- No Bluetooth DUN (but USB DUN)
- No iSync support (but vCard support)
- Small battery (same as the 5800)