Friday, 29 October 2010

Nokia N900 Preview,Review,Disassembly & Specification

Product Features

    1. Powerful ARM Cortex 600 MHZ processor for exceptional power and fast, smooth performance
    2. 32 GB memory - enough to store up to 7,000 songs or 40 hours of DVD-quality video
    3. High speed broadband that’s as fast as an internet connection at home with stunning full-screen browsing
    4. Capture vivid images and DVD-quality widescreen video with the 5-megapixel digital camera
    5. Other features include - sleek and compact design, touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard and built-in Assisted-GPS receiver.

    Nokia N900 Sim Free Mobile Computer with Maemo 5 Software

    Technical Details

    Display: 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display, 800 × 480 pixel resolution
    Language support:British English, American English, Canadian French, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Swedish, Russian
    Connectivity:3.5mm AV connector, TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable, micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0, Bluetooth v2.1 including support for stereo headsets, integrated FM transmitter, integrated GPS with A-GPS
    Battery: BL-5J 1320mAh
    Processor and 3D accelerator: TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
    Memory: Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
    Volume: Approx 113cc
    Dimensions: 110.9 × 59.8 × 18 (19.55 at thickest part) mm
    Weight: Approx 181g
    Mass memory: 32 GB internal storage, store up to 7000 MP3 songs or 40 hours of high-quality video, up to 16 GB of additional storage with an external microSD card
    Keys and input method: Full QWERTY tactile keyboard and full QWERTY onscreen keyboard
    Colour: Black
    Operating frequency: Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz
    Data network: GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 107/64.2 kbps (DL/UL) EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL) WCDMA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (DL/UL) HSPA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS 10/2 Mbps (DL/UL) WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g
    Call features: Integrated hands-free stereo speakers, call waiting, call hold, call divert, call timer, logging of dialed, received and missed calls, speed dialing via contact widget, virbrating alert (internal),side volume keys, mute/unmute, contacts with images, conference calling with up to 3 participants, internet calling
    Email & Messaging: Supported protocols: Mail for Exchange, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, support for email attachments, support for rich HTML, SMS and Instant Messages as conversations, support for Nokia Messaging service, instant messaging and presence enhanced contacts, multiple number, email and Instant Messaging details per contact, contacts with images, support for assigning images to contacts
    Web browsing: Maemo browser powered by Mozilla technology, Adobe Flash™ 9.4 support, full screen browsing
    GPS: Integrated GPS, Assisted-GPS, and Cell-based receivers, pre-loaded Ovi Maps application, automatic geotagging
    Camera: 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, Photo editor on device, 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
    Video: Wide aspect ratio 16:9 (WVGA),video recording file format mp4, 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
    Personalisation: Background pictures, widgets on your desktops, intelligent contact shortcuts, shortcuts to your favourite websites, shortcuts to applications, themes
    Operating system: Maemo 5 software on Linux
    Applications: Maemo Browser, phone, conversations, contacts, camera, photos, media player, email, calendar, Ovi Maps, clock, notes, calculator, PDF reader, file manager, RSS reader, sketch, games, widgets, application manager for downloads
    Gaming: Bounce, Chess, Mahjong
    How To Dissassenble the Nokia N900? 
    Nokia N900 Review
    Review 1:I finally had mine delivered today after a 2 month pre-order wait direct from Nokia. I have to say this phone is like no other I have ever used (and I've had many phones from all manufacturers over the years). Firstly it is stunning to look at and the pictures do not do it justice. It is extremely well made, feels solid with all aspects of the hardware feeling very impressive. The keypad is one of the best I've used (miles better than any HTC attempt). Its reactive and intuitive and this coming from someone with big hands. Excellent camera also which is a bonus.

    I haven't even got to the software yet, the new Maemo 5 operating system. All I can say is wow. It gives you an unprecedented amount of flexibility (even more than Windows Mobile) It also looks good and in my humble opinion finally we have a genuine advancement over the current iphone which seems to have been leading the way....until now.

    I could go on for pages about this phone mainly with positives but would like to quickly address some of the negatives that have been touted around. Firstly the touch screen is very impressive whether you use your finger, nail or stylus. I find it just works as it should and do not feel there is any problem here. Secondly, battery life. I got a full day from the first charge, and that was with heavy usage while I customised it with all my info and with the WIFI on.

    If I have to pick one negative it is that at the time of writing the app store 'Ovi' is not up and running. However bare in mind Nokia have delayed the launch date for bricks and mortar shops until 3 December so I expect it will be live by then.

    In summary this is without doubt the smartest Smartphone now available with the 'key' feature in my opinion being the 'computer' like web browsing, which is about as close to a full browsing experience as I've come across. The potential for this phone and more importantly the OS, Maemo is high and I think Nokia may have finally found their way again after a few 'flops'
    Review 2:This Maemo powered Nokia N900 is excellent. The web browser is superb, a proper web browser that does flash, so you can watch youtube. The browser works well on the screen with gestures to zoom in, like double tap. The camera is cool, 5 megapixels and it geotags the location you took your photo using the builtin GPS. Video is good quality too, I've since download Qik and can send videos live to the web. Mediaplayer is good, very good quality watching films, the builtin in speakers are loud and it has TV out to watch on a larger screen. Neat thing is that it has a built in FM transmitter, so listening to music in the car is easy using FM, the N900 even makes your car radio say Nokia on the radio!

    It is has an application manager to download more apps, with Ovi shop to follow soon. All applications can be run at the same time, with proper multitasking. Plus as it is a computer, it comes with the x-terminal, so you can do geeky stuff. And of course it is a phone so not only can your get connected over WiFi, you can use 3g and make phone calls. The contact manager groups contacts for phone calls, Skype calls, SMS, instant messages, with a conversations application to view all conversations by contact, making it easy to track conversations, or start new ones.

    In all in all, I highly recommend this smart phone.
    Review 3:I do agree on all accounts given here... but no one really talks about battery life...

    I have been using this phone since last 4 days... a call or two during the day but the battery drains very rapidly... By afternoon I have one fourth of it left... come evening there is about one bar euivalent left...! I do have the AP news and the Facebook widget on... but nothing else...!!!

    Is anyone else here having similar problems?