by Chuong Nguyen | January 13, 2010 7:27 AM
The Nokia N900 is one of the most powerful mobile smartphone on the market right now--so powerful that Nokia has even dubbed it a mobile computer--but thus far the device has found itself with less apps than more established platforms like Windows Mobile, Android, webOS, and BlackBerry. That's all about to change as Nokia has recently unleashed its Ovi Store to carry applications compatible for the open Maemo-Linux platform. Users with the N900 can get the software store loaded by performing a software update to get the latest revision of Maemo 5 on their devices--just go to Application ...
by Chuong Nguyen | December 28, 2009 1:07 PM
One of the chief complaints about AMOLED and OLED display technologies is that they do not perform as well under direct sunlight as their LCD counterpart, with the former two having washed out, unreadable screens. We have witnessed that to a certain degree with the GSM Omnia II when the Samsung device initially launched. However, it seems that this may not be case anymore as the Omnia II is pitted against the LCD of the Nokia N900 and the AMOLED display performs quite well, besting the N900 under the bright sun. I had found both to be quite usable under examination under the cloudy skies ...
by Chuong Nguyen | December 17, 2009 11:11 AM
The Nokia N900 is a powerful machine running a Linux core with Maemo Linux as its operating system, and more specifically Maemo 5. Nokia gave us a tour of the device at CTIA in October, and now the device is shipping in unlocked form for $570, quite the drop from its intended $650 MSRP when the device initially was slated for shipment in November. Like Google Android, Maemo 5 is based on Linux; however, unlike Android, Nokia has promised to retain the power of Linux by keeping Maemo relatively open and accessible to users and developers. Unlike many other Nokia phones, this one does not ...
by Chuong Nguyen | November 17, 2009 12:44 AM
The Nokia N900, with its Linux Maemo operating system at its heart, is a multitasking beast! We saw the device handle a few programs with a visual task manager at CTIA, but it looks like reviewers are getting a handle on how well juggling several opened items at the same time works on the device. The device can manage 12 apps opened at the same time and the music player running in the background without much slow down! Try juggling that many opened cards on the webOS Palm Pre or the Android HTC Hero! (via: MobileTechWorld)