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Nokia N900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1411 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and camera. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but the features and portability get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Nokia N900 Review

 

In many ways, Nokia's oddball device matches every other phone in this story, feature for feature. It's kind of like a Swiss Army Phone made by Finns. Front-facing camera? Check. Rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens? Check. Touch screen and a...

The N900 provides desktop widgets and a physical keyboard—two features we love

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Nokia N900 MID

 

Nokia's N900 has plenty of potential, but for right now comes off as a work in progress.

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Nokia N900 Review

 

Nokia is facing a tide of ferocious competitors in the lucrative high-end smartphone market, but the company is on the [...]

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Nokia N900 review

 

Today, Nokia stands at a fascinating fork in the road. Let's consider the facts: first, and most unavoidably, the company is the largest manufacturer of cellphones in the world by a truly sobering margin. At every end of the spectrum, in every market...

Best-in-class browsing experience ; Unlocked AWS 3G, a rarity ; Extremely hacker-friendly

UI and UX inconsistencies throughout ; Resistive touchscreen ; Keyboard isn't very roomy

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Nokia N900

 

Nokia's latest flagship device packs in plenty of power and a first-rate browser, but its design and app selection leave something to be desired.

The N900 is sort of an odd creature. Owing to its Internet tablet heritage, it's more like a MID that makes calls than a smart phone. The Maemo 5 operating system is unique (if somewhat challenging), and this device has all the right stuff under the...

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Nokia N900

 

Nokia fans disappointed by last summer's N97 smartphone, get excited: The Nokia N900 ($570, unlocked; price as of December 18, 2009) delivers on its promises of fast performance and excellent Web browsing. It also offers solid multimedia features, as...

Excellent browsing experience ; Superb camera

Interface can be tricky to navigate ; No MMS support

The Nokia N900 is ideal for techies who want a lot of customization and power; anyone looking for apps and aesthetics may want to go with a more mainstream smartphone.

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Nokia N900 (unlocked)

 

The Nokia N900 is the next evolution of the company's Internet Table, and don't let its smaller size fool you. It delivers more power, adds phone capabilities, and has one of most robust mobile Web browsers on the market today. It also runs on the...

The Nokia N900 offers a powerful mobile Web browser, plenty of storage, a 5-megapixel camera, and an ultrasharp display. It's also fast, multitasks well, and has excellent call quality. Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and GPS are all onboard

The user interface isn't very intuitive. Ovi Store for the N900 isn't live yet, limiting the number of available apps, and it doesn't sync with Exchanger Server 2003. The phone is a bit bulky and not all apps work in portrait mode

While it has yet to reach its full potential, the Nokia N900 is a powerful mobile device with excellent browsing capabilities and vast customization options. However, its unintuitive interface and other limitations make this a smartphone for tech...

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Nokia N900 review: A new hope

 

It's crystal clear by now that the Nokia N900 has almost nothing to do with the traditional Nseries values. The full QWERTY side-slider may look similar to its double-digit mates but the Maemo experience is completely different...

The internet tablet genes are strong in the Nokia N900 so connectivity and web-browsing are its greatest virtues. The large high-res display and great typing skills are the right kind of backup but we've seen plenty of similar packages already. We told...

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Nokia N900

 

Slide up the screen to reveal a beautiful backlit keyboard of clicky keys. The layout is a little off—the space bar is too far to the right—but the keys feel great.

Linux-based OS. Powerful processor. High-resolution screen. Excellent voice quality. Eminently hackable

Elegant-looking interface can be confusing. Few apps, unless you're a Linux hacker

A perfect gift for the Linux lover in your life, the Nokia N900 is powerful and utterly hacker-friendly. But more casual users should pass it by.

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Nokia N900 Review

 

Cell phones have been an indispensable part of our daily lives for a long time. Their popularity and influence are enormous and growing rapidly. People use the global network for virtually anything, from watching videos, listening to music, chatting,...

Product Specifications

Experience the speed and raw power of the Nokia N900 mobile computer. This highly compact device features a sharp touch-sensitive display, full QWERTY keyboard, and comes with Linux-based Maemo software to take us into a new era of mobile computing. Switch between your open apps using the dashboard, personalise multiple desktops any way you like, and quickly access rich interactive content with the powerful Maemo Browser. With the Nokia N900 it’s easy to capture, view, and share your photos and video clips. The built-in 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics lets you take stunning photos and record DVD-quality video. Add description and location tags to bring extra context to your images, and post your favourites directly to Ovi Share for your friends to enjoy. The Nokia N900 mobile computer can also be used as a phone. From the dashboard or desktop, all it takes is a twist of your wrist to instantly access the phone app. Make a call, or choose another way to get your message across. With Maemo on your device you can start multiple chats with your Ovi, Gtalk, Skype, and other IM contacts – then from the dashboard jump between your ongoing chats in the time it takes to tap the screen.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen / QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Integrated Components:Digital camera / 2nd camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b

Communicator Features

Operating System:Maemo 5

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.4in
Weight:6.4oz
Width:2.4in

Display

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:Micro SDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:N900
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes
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