The cat is finally out of the Bag. Nokia have finally unveiled the N900 Smartphone running Maemo 5. In terms of Hardware, it stacks right up with the iPhone 3GS and the Palm Pre with an ARM A8 600MHz processor and 1GB of virtual memory. Read on for more juicy specs and video.
The phone would be released to select markets bearing a price tag of 500 Euros. Nokia are marketing this device along with the latest version of their Maemo OS to power users who want desktop like internet experience on their mobile devices â€“ thanks to a Mozilla based (Firefox Mobile?) browser preinstalled into the device.
Other features of the device include:
- 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
- 800 Ã— 480 pixel resolution
- TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz Processor
- PowerVR SGX graphics with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
- 1 GB of Virtual Memory (256 MB RAM)
- 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 / 181g
- 32GB of Internal Memory (Up to 48GB with MicroSDHC)
- Full QWERTY Keyboard
- Quad-Band GSM
- GPRS/EDGE, HSPA 10.2 Mbps
- WLAN 802.11 b/g
- A-GPS vith Ovi Maps
- 5MP AF Camera with Carl Zeiss â€“ Tessar lens
- Video recording at 848 x 480 pixels @ 25fps
- FM Transmitter
And that isnâ€™t even the complete list yet. This device had already attracted my interest when info about its rumored specs had started leaking around June.
Nokia also made it clear that it wonâ€™t abandon the Symbian OS in favor of Maemo:
â€œJust 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 platformsâ€
Nokia would be unveiling more details about the device along with a production sample at Nokia World 09 on September 2, so better keep watch.
[Via Nokia (Facebook)]