It has the power of a desktop but it fits in the pocket -- or, at least, that's what I get from watching the interface video.
Nokia has just officially announced probably its most powerful mobile phone yet. Some of us are fine with working on laptops or desktops running on 512 MB of RAM but this baby, small as it is - mind you, runs on 1 GB of Random Access Memory -- enough to run a quite demanding Operating System! Meet Nokia N900:
It's sleek. It's elegant. But above all, it's powerful. I mean, check out the specs:
600 Mhz ARM Cortex A-8 Processor
PowerVR SGX graphics
1 GM of RAM
32 GB of Storage
3.5-inch WVGA resistive touchscreen
Maemo 5 Operating System (Linux derivative) supporting Desktop-style Multitasking
5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Auto Focus, Flash
3G / 3.5G
“With Linux software, Mozilla-based browser technology and now also with cellular connectivity, the Nokia N900 delivers a powerful mobile experience,” says Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia. “The Nokia N900 shows where we are going with Maemo and we’ll continue to work with the community to push the software forward. What we have with Maemo is something that is fusing the power of the computer, the internet and the mobile phone, and it is great to see that it is evolving in exciting ways.”
Designed for computer-grade performance in a compact size, Maemo complements Nokia’s other software platforms, such as Symbian, which powers Nokia’s smartphones.
“Just as Nokia continues to expand and diversify its device portfolio, so it is deploying multiple platforms to allow it to serve different purposes and address different markets. While we have seen continued growth in Symbian as a smartphone platform, Maemo enables Nokia to deliver new mobile computing experiences based on open-source technology that has strong ties with desktop platforms,” says Jonathan Arber, Senior Research Analyst in Consumer Mobile at IDC.
Nokia N900 is set for global release in October and will sell for around $712 a unit or P35,000 (CCTB).
Here's the promo video:
And the user interface demo video: