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Nokia N900 review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, February 7th 2010                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Nokia N900 review

M obile operating systems play an increasingly more important role when choosing a new mobile phone. Besides the design and the speed, many of its functionalities strongly depend on the phone’s operating system. Especially since the introduction of the Apple iPhone, it has become virtually impossible to do without easy to install applications when personalizing a mobile phone. With the arrival of Google Android, which has rapidly become a standard within mobile telephony, and which is now used by various smartphone manufacturers, the competition has also increased. Nokia always uses the Symbian OS for high-end mobile phones. Symbian enables installing applications, and also managing your agenda and email account is easy and straightforward. Besides Symbian, Nokia also uses a further developed Open Source operating system, the Linux-based Maemo. The Nokia N900 is the first phone to make use of this operating system, where it is called Maemo 5. This is a totally new experience for the user.

Nokia N900 N-Series mobile computer review

Nokia N900 N-Series mobile computer review

 

Nokia N900 mobile computer review

Nokia N900 mobile computer review

First impression of the Nokia N900

The packaging of the Nokia N900 is similar to that of the Nokia N97. The matte black packaging shows the new Nokia smartphone, cloqué like. There are no further pictures besides the type name. Upon opening, we find the Nokia N900 straight away. Furthermore, various different standard accessories are included, such as a headset, a data cable, a charger, a video-out cable and the manuals.

Nokia N900 phone test

Nokia N900 phone test

Nokia N900 phone design

The Nokia N900 mobile computer is fairly large and has a significant weight to it. The clean front stands out. There are only a few buttons, except for the sliding full QWERTY keyboard of course. Although it doesn't slide out too far and the keys are densely packed. The back is neatly finished, showing a nicely integrated 5 megapixel digital camera.

 

Nokia N900 battery

Nokia N900 battery

Nokia N900 ear phones

Nokia N900 ear phones

Nokia N900 manual

Nokia N900 manual

 
 
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