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The high-performance Nokia N900 mobile computer phone

Updated on July 1, 2017

Nokia has launched its latest high performance Nokia N900 mobile computer phone with Maemo technology.

Maemo has been introduced by Nokia as “an advanced Linux-based operating system designed to run on high-end Nokia mobile computers. As this is an open-source platform, it enables the Maemo community to freely modify and continually develop software as part of a shared goal: to bring added value to all Maemo users.”

Maemo is an open platform that runs on open devices. It has Linux at its core, but Maemo also has plenty of other software components maintained by communities of open-source developers. The platform is based on well-known technologies that are widely used in the free software community. Best of all, you can benefit from the work done by other developers as soon as you take your Maemo device out of the box.”

The principle guiding the development of Maemo is that it will always remain a truly collaborative effort. Maemo was not simply created by a small group of Nokia engineers. Instead it has required the creative talents of the wider developer community over many years. The Maemo creative team is bigger than you might think: over 19,000 members working on more than 800 projects. And this number is growing all the time. In the future, the aim is to make a creative hub that enables users, developers, and designers to openly collaborate on all things Maemo.”

The concept behind the N900 has been to enable the user to experience a proper desktop-like experience in a pocket-size device.

The N900 is geared up to let the user browse the web just like on a PC, with a browser based on Mozilla technology. This means that websites look exactly as they would appear on a desktop computer. With Adobe Flash 9.4 support, watching online video and enjoying online apps is also made possible. Nokia promises that N900 will deliver the best pocket-friendly online experience to date with speedy internet access, via HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity.

José-Luis Martinez who is the Vice President of Nokia for N Series says “the Nokia N900 has generated a lot of interest since its public launch in August, which has been reflected in the device preorders. What’s exciting is the Maemo software, which takes its cues from the desktop computer and offers a full browsing experience like no other handset. We believe the Nokia N900 will be a very compelling device for people who are passionate about technology.”

Explaining about the browser technology with Maemo, Mr. Anssi Vanjoki, the Executive Vice President of Nokia says “with Linux software, Mozilla-based browser technology and now also with cellular connectivity, the Nokia N900 delivers a powerful mobile experience. 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.”

Given below are the main features and technical details of Nokia N900 published by Nokia with the theme “Experience the speed and raw power of the high-performance Nokia N900 mobile computer.”

At the heart of this mobile computer is its powerful 600 MHz processor and up to 1GB of application memory. The superscalar ARM processor delivers exceptional power and enables you to run all your applications quickly, smoothly, and simultaneously.

  • 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

The built-in 32 GB storage is big enough to store up to 7,000 of your favourite songs or 40 hours of DVD-quality video. And with an external microSD card you can expand the storage to up to 48 GB.

  • 32 GB internal storage
  • Expandable to up to 48 GB with an external microSD card

For the first time get high-speed broadband that’s as fast as an internet connection at home. Enjoy rich interactive content across the web and view pages the way they should be seen with stunning full-screen browsing.

  • 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

Capture vivid images and DVD-quality widescreen video with the integrated 5-megapixel camera. The Carl Zeiss optical lens brings added clarity, while the dual LED flash lets you take great pictures day or night.

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

Powerful hardware packed into a sleek, compact design. The Nokia N900 mobile computer features a sharp 800 x 480 touch-screen display and a fully integrated QWERTY keyboard.

  • Touch-sensitive screen
  • 3.5” WVGA display
  • 800 × 480 resolution
  • Tactile and onscreen QWERTY keyboards
  • Removable battery

Find your position quickly and accurately with the built-in Assisted-GPS receiver. The Nokia N900 works seamlessly with Ovi Maps to give you the quickest available route as you make your way from A to B.

  • Assisted-GPS receiver
  • Ovi Maps pre-installed

3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
800 × 480 pixel resolution
Web browsing
Maemo browser powered by Mozilla technology
Adobe Flash™ 9.4 support
Full screen browsing
5 megapixel camera (2584 × 1938 pixels)
Image formats: JPEG
CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens
3 × digital zoom
Autofocus with assist light and two-stage capture key
Dual LED flash
Full-screen viewfinder
TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or WLAN/UPnP
Landscape (horizontal) orientation
Capture modes: Automatic, portrait, video, macro, landscape, action
Wide aspect ratio 16:9 (WVGA)
Video recording at up to 848 × 480 pixels (WVGA) and up to 25fps
Video recording at up to 848 × 480 pixels (WVGA) and up to 25fps
Video playback file formats: .mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263
Music and audio playback
Maemo media player
Music playback file formats: .wav, .mp3, .AAC, .eAAC, .wma, .m4a
Built-in FM transmitter
Ring tones: .wav, .mp3, .AAC, .eAAC, .wma, .m4a


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      Tanjim 4 years ago

      The Cell is good,

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      Sverige 6 years ago

      The N900 is pretty good. What I don't like about it is that some pretty basic things you would expect for a phone these days to do, it doesn't do right off the bat.

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      Lasantha Wijesekera 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Thanks Big Brother for your comments. Well, personally I too prefer Sony Ericsson and currently I use Xperia X10 phone.

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      Alex Valis 6 years ago from Earth

      Thanks for this hub. I prefer Sony Ericsson mobiles phones but this Nokia is really beauty. Alexander the Macedon

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      Lasantha Wijesekera 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Thank you for your detailed comments.

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      Tech Updates 6 years ago

      When processing power comes to mind, this mobile is the epiphany or raw power. Equipped with a 600 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, and 768 MB of virtual memory, multitasking is taken to whole new level. You can run simultaneous mobile applications and the phone will never leave you hanging.