After days of pondering about the newly announced Nokia N900, I seriously think that it has the potential to take on Nokia’s Nseries line for at least 4 years before the launch of the new Symbian^4.
The hardware specs are top of the line that is unmatchable by most of the devices out there.. 800×480 resolution screen is what Internet devices supposed to have as they can view entire websites without the need to scroll left and right. The processor is also something worth mentioning. TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support. More features you can read about here.
Some Maemo OS features include:
– Live Multitasking: activate the task manager and you can view all running applications in the small LIVE thumbnails.
– Panorama homescreens: from the video below, we can clearly see the multiple homescreens switching by just swiping on the screen.
– Firefox browser: yes I’ve mentioned this before and I am still very excited and would love to try it as soon as I can. It supports full Flash 9.4 (not flash lite like most Nseries) and AJAX.
– Integrated contacts & messaging: with Instant Messengers integrated into your contact list, every text message or IMs will get the threaded conversation look.
The list of features just go on and on.
One drawback though. There isn’t any available applications for Maemo5 yet since its still new. Hope Nokia will be able to engage more developers to come out with exciting apps and games for the N900.
For now, check out this hands on video that shows off its LIVE homescreens and browsing capabilities.