Madam Geek…

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Is the N900 a phone? May 9, 2010

Filed under: apple,Nokia,Review — madamgeek @ 11:28 pm

If I had to describe the N900 in just under 10 words it would read: “Cutting-edge technology packed into a sleek, compact design”.

After using the N900 for a full 3 days I have come to the conclusion that everyone has their own style, preference and needs. I could carry on and on about all the features like:

Display

  • 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
  • 800 × 480 pixel resolution

Language support

  • British English, American English, Canadian French, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Swedish, Russian

Connectivity

  • 3.5mm AV connector
  • TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity
  • Cable
  • Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v2.1 including support for stereo headsets
  • Integrated FM transmitter
  • Integrated GPS with A-GPS

Battery

  • BL-5J 1320mAh

Processor and 3D accelerator

  • TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support

Memory

  • Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)

Size and weight

  • Volume: Approx 113cc
  • Dimensions: 110.9 × 59.8 × 18 (19.55 at thickest part) mm
  • Weight: Approx 181g

Mass memory

  • 32 GB internal storage
  • Store up to 7000 MP3 songs or 40 hours of high-quality video
  • Up to 16 GB of additional storage with an external microSD card

Keys and input method

  • Full QWERTY tactile keyboard
  • Full QWERTY onscreen keyboard

Colour

  • Black

Operating frequency

  • Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz

Data network

GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 107/64.2 kbps (DL/UL) EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL) WCDMA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (DL/UL) HSPA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 10/2 Mbps (DL/UL) WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g

Call features

  • Integrated hands-free stereo speakers
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert
  • Call timer
  • Logging of dialed, received and missed calls
  • Speed dialing via contact widget
  • Virbrating alert (internal)
  • Side volume keys
  • Mute/unmute
  • Contacts with images
  • Conference calling with up to 3 participants
  • Internet calling

Email & Messaging

  • Supported protocols: Mail for Exchange, IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Support for email attachments
  • Support for rich HTML
  • SMS and Instant Messages as conversations
  • Support for Nokia Messaging service
  • Instant messaging and presence enhanced contacts
  • Multiple number, email and Instant Messaging details per contact, contacts with images
  • Support for assigning images to contacts

Web browsing

  • Maemo browser powered by Mozilla technology
  • Adobe Flash™ 9.4 support
  • Full screen browsing

Camera

  • 5-megapixel digital camera
  • Carl Zeiss optical lens
  • Dual LED flash
  • 800 × 480 resolution video recording

The main focus of the N900 is the simple to use screen. A wide home screen (three home pages and a separate extra screen for further customisation) with a wide variety of places to put your favoured icons. There’s a choice between widgets and simple icons, with the former offering larger icons for applications like the calendar and RSS reader so you can interact with the phone’s core functionality without having to open up the program.

But the thing I liked the most is the multi-tasking screen. Not only is it nearly always accessible through the double-rectangle symbol in the top right-hand corner, but it also allows you to see thumbnail panes of each of your open applications. Shutting them down is as simple as hitting the cross on the window in its top right-hand corner, and the whole system works very, very smoothly. If you decide to open more than 9 screens it does slow down.

So to answer the question above: Is the N900 a phone?  My answer would have to be no it is not. It is so much more.

And then to comment on my earlier blog post titled: Apples are not the only fruit… Apple might not be the only fruit out there but for me it sure is. I’m still an iPhone gal

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5 Responses to “Is the N900 a phone?”

  1. Great post Madam Geek! I prefer a variety of fruit and would not know which is my favorite. Good job with cracking N900 🙂

  2. madamgeek Says:

    Thank you for the comment. Maybe you do have a favourite but don’t want to share your favourite with the rest of the world?

  3. Great Post 🙂 Exploring is fun glad I got an opportunity to take a bite on the Apple. The experience was everything and more 🙂

  4. Michael Says:

    Hey Madam Geek, very nice post. I’m a huge Nokia fan and I think that they have outdone themselves with this model phone.


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