For those of you looking for a new form factor or just another device to compliment your E71 you might find it interesting that Amazon.com is taking preorders for the Nokia N900 right now. Surprisingly the device is selling for under $600, I thought it would go for over $650 given it’s great specs and popularity. Amazon currently has the N900 priced at $588.99 as shown in the link below, but that price can change at any time.
- 800 × 480 pixel resolution
- TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
- Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
- Full QWERTY onscreen keyboard
- Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz
- Maximum speed PS 10/2 Mbps (DL/UL)
- Adobe Flash™ 9.4 support
- Video recording at up to 848 × 480 pixels (WVGA) and up to 25fps
- Video playback file formats: .mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263
As you can see it does not feature the Symbian S60 operating system. Instead it runs Maemo, which is what Nokia has used in it’s internet tablets such as the N810. The N900 is a beast considering my home PC only has 512mb RAM and a 40gb hardrive. Add a 16gb microSD card in the N900 and you have yourself 48gb. Yikes!
AT&T Users Beware: The N900 has 3g bands for North America – but they only work with T-Mobile. No clue why Nokia chose to go this route after so many of it’s unlocked smartphone fans switched to AT&T.
I’m curious to know how many of you are interested in the Nokia N900 as your next smartphone.
Visit the Nokia N900 preorder page for more details.