You've probably heard of Nokia's upcoming tablet dubbed Nokia N900. A pre-announcement preview revealed that the Maemo-based smart internet device is also a GSM phone. The excellently geared smartphone has obviously impressed our fellow tech journalists and according to them, it's the next big thing in the mobile phones world.
Being the next generation in the natural evolution of the Nokia smart mobile internet devices, the N900 features full telephony and messaging capabilities. The author chose not to disclose its full specifications until the handset is officially announced but the bits revealed are enough to make us drool.
Nokia N900 relies on a 3.5" resistive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels for most of its user interaction. The other features include 32GB internal memory, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB port, TV-out and haptic feedback. A 5 megapixel camera, identical to the one of Nokia N97 is also onboard.
DivX support makes sure that the Nokia N900 can easily play your favorite videos without having to convert them. Coupled with the generously sized screen and the same lens-surround kickstand as on the Nokia N96 it should provide for great video-watching experience.
Also true to its tablet origins the smartphone sport an excellent browser with Flash support and a bunch of other software goodies to keep you in touch with your preferred online social communities.
Nokia N900 is powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU but the reviewer chose not to disclose its clock, but it's an easy guess to say 600Mhz, much like Samsung Omnia HD. We will also have to wait for the official announcement to see what is the amount of available RAM.
The Maemo OS that the Nokia N900 uses is also great looking with excellent performance as the reviewers point out. Although the N900 has pretty different looks and feel, its touch experience is comparable to that of the iPhone, according to the source.
Nokia N900 will start shipping in the last quarter of the current year, its estimated price being in the region of 550 euro. We look forward its official announcement at Nokia World 2009 this September.