Nokia N900- The Maemo and Linux Based Mobile

Nokia marked the next phase in the evolution of Maemo software with the new Nokia N900. Taking its cues from the world of desktop computing, the open source, Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.

The Nokia N900 has evolved from Nokia’s previous generation of Internet Tablets and broadens the choice for technology enthusiasts who appreciate the ability to multitask and browse the internet like they would on their desktop computer.

“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.”

The Nokia N900 packs a powerful ARM Cortex-A8 processor, up to 1GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration. The result is PC-like multitasking, allowing many applications to run simultaneously. Switching between applications is simple, as all running content is constantly available through the dashboard. The panoramic homescreen can be fully personalized with favorite shortcuts, widgets and applications.

The Nokia N900 has 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 48GB via a microSD card. For photography, the Maemo software and the N900 come with a new tag cloud user interface that will help users get the most out of the 5MP camera and Carl Zeiss optics.

Features of Nokia N900:

  • Raw Computer Power
  • ARM Cortex – A8 superscalar microprocessor core running at 600 MHz
  • Up to 1 GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
  • Linux-based operating system
  • 3D graphics accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • Expandable to up to 48 GB with an external microSD card
  • 3.5G and WLAN connectivity
  • Quadband GSM with GPRS and EDGE
  • Data transfers over a cellular network 10/2Mbps
  • Data transfers over Wi-Fi 54Mbps
  • Flash 9.4 support
  • Full-screen browsing
  • 5-megapixel digital camera
  • Carl Zeiss optical lens
  • Dual LED flash
  • 800 × 480 resolution video recording
  • Touch-sensitive screen
  • 3.5” WVGA display
  • 800 × 480 resolution
  • Tactile and onscreen QWERTY keyboards
  • Removable battery
  • Assisted-GPS receiver
  • Ovi Maps pre-installed
  • Maemo browser powered by Mozilla technology
  • Adobe Flash™ 9.4 support
  • BL-5J 1320mAh Battery

For Detailed Specifications


The Nokia N900 will be available in select markets from October 2009 with an estimated retail price of EUR 500 excluding sales taxes and subsidies. The Nokia N900 will be displayed at Nokia World, Stuttgart, on September 2. More information on Maemo is available at http://maemo.nokia.com.

Source: Nokia Press Release

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