The new Nokia N900: Maemo 5 powered device

Best device EVAR!!!!!!! (well to me at least.. lol) Nokia has just announced their new powerhouse device, the Nokia N900. It’s a mobile computer(with phone functionality) that is powered by Maemo5 Operating system. Maemo5 is the evolution of the OS in Nokia’s internet tablets like N800 and N810.

The N900 spots a horizontal slider that reveals a full QWERTY keyboard (like the N97), a 3.5inch WVGA screen (800×480) resistive touch screen, ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz processor with 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory), OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration, 5megapixel Carl Zeiss optics camera, Wifi, aGPS, 3.5mm headphone jack (TV Out too), 32gb of internal memory and supports microSD card expansion.

One thing I really really like about the N900 is the browser. It’s the new Fennec browser powered by Mozilla technology, supports Adobe Flash 9.4 and AJAX. Other features are like customisable ‘panorama’ desktop and multi-window task switcher. Users can now create multiple homescreens for everything! Probably one for music, one for widgets, one for favourite contacts etc. Task switcher allows user to view all open apps in a glace to see everything running in them Live.

Other features:
# Unified communications and address book: voice calls, internet calls, instant messages and SMS. Includes the ability to merge phonebook, Skype contacts and other contacts into a single address book.
# Ability to share status, location with friends, keep multiple IM and SMS converstions going and move between them.
# Nokia Messaging pre-installed, mobilise up to 10 personal email accounts. Includes quasi-push email and rich HTML support.
# Video playback mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263: up to WVGA (800 x 480) at 25 frames per second; WMV: VGA resolution at 30 frames per second; Dual LED Flash.
# Video streaming in the browser.
# Music playback formats include MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, WAV, WMA.

The N900 will be available in selected markets from October 2009 onwards at a cost of €500 before taxes and subsidies. More info on

Nokia N900 promo video

Nokia N900 Hands-on video

What do you think of this device? Leave a comment and let us know.


  • any idea when its coming to Msia? think it will be around RM2.5k – RM3k.

  • love it! surely no stuck between apps. it’s like having a phone with pc speed!

    I want~
    Will u be making a contest like the N97?
    I miss that contest….

  • 500 euro around 2.5k without VAT. Anyway, damn I hate NOKIA. I was planning to buy N97 around next month already. But now, totally wiped off my mood after seeing the interface of new maemo OS. Oh damn!

  • Haq

    I wonder if this device can skype? as in video conference?

  • Wonder what kind of apps are available for this platform. Probably won’t work with all the symbian apps, and a bit curious about java apps or games like ngage.

  • narrowband

    what’s maemo ar?

  • Note, Symbian applications cannot run on Maemo OS devices.

    In the future, all the high-end Nokia mobile phones will be only Maemo-based, and it can compete with iPhone OS, bcos of its technology & features.

    So, Symbian will be running in the middle/lower range of Nokia phones, which is lower price.

  • Cris

    I hate Nokia cause they made the N97 look like crap now. We haven’t even gotten out V12 fw update and they already announced N900.