Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sexy Stats Make Nokia N900 Look Mobilicious For Content...But Is It?

Hasn't Nokia spent the last 9mos trying to convince us...and kinda failing...that the N97 was the sweet new hotness that was going to kick the iPhone's ass? Well apparently they were just kidding, because now they're trotting out a new top filly in the smartphone derby called the N900. I must say the stats (below) look compelling on paper and it sure is perty...but the same can be said for the N97, which is a cool handset, but no iPhone killer. Nokia needs to realize that they can throw all the technology and features at a device that their Finnish engineering minds can conjure, but until they make the content acquisition process slick, simple and innate to that device they'll continue to lose the mindshare of mobile content influence leaders to "that fruit company from Cupertino." Oh, and by the way, if it retails for $700 because no carrier will support/subsidize it, the entire US customer base for this device is reading this blog.
  • Dimensions: 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm
  • Weight: 181grams
  • Keyboard: Tactile & touchscreen QWERTY
  • Screen: 3.5 in touch sensitive widescreen (16:9) w/ 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • Processor: TI OMAP 3430:ARM Cortex - A8 600MHz
  • 3D Graphics accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
  • Memory: 1GB application memory (256MB RAM)
  • 32GB internal storage expandable to 48GB with microSD
  • Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA & HSPA 900/1700/2100 MHz
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g
  • OS: Maemo 5 on Linux
  • Adobe Flash 9.4 support
  • 5 megapixel camera w/ Carl Zeiss lens w/ 3x digital zoom
  • Duel LED flash
  • On device photo editor
  • 800x480 resolution video recording
  • TV Out
  • GPS with Ovi Maps


  1. And you may be exaggerating the size of the US customer base.

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