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    Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    We take a look at Nokia?s first smartphone to use its own Linux-based operating system.
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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    A very thin review of a relativly important piece of technology. This phone is Nokias answer to google android and apple iphone. This is the make or break phone for Nokia if they are to be taken seriously in the new age of smart phones.

    People would be advised to really really read more reviews of this phone if deciding to buy. There are many forums wirh issues on this phone. From software issues to battery issues and even issues with the phone falling apart... (see usb port falling out)

    There alot of people saying this phone would be brilliant... If it has google android on it. But nokias new os is too new, too buggy and programmers arnt interested enough. Also this phone still does not support simple phone MMS.

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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    I have an N900 and whilst it is a good phone there are a few problems, the app store is very limited being the main one... a few times the desktop customisations have gone a bit wrong (lost settings etc) and the OS does lack some options you might find in Symbian, battery life is crap

    On the plus side the applications do work well, it's highly customisable if you know how (runs Debian packages for a start), the screen is brilliant, the keyboard is very good to type on for a small phone keyboard... the web browser is great, Wi-Fi connection is seamless...

    Many things to debate, on balance maybe I'd have preferred the Motorola Milestone (Droid) I was choosing the N900 against, but without using both its hard to tell.

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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    I am currently looking at the Motorola Milestone (Droid), as its the only UK Android phone with a Keyboard ( that I am aware of ) I also love the HTC desire, but I am a firm believer that a true smartphone needs a key pad/board. Touch screens for all the cleverness they are, they are not as responsive as buttons.

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    the review is very brief,
    been using nokia phones for a while now..whatever this new OS has to offer i'd rather take my chances with the new home brewed OS from samsung (BADA) on the soon to be released "Wave" phone,it's estimate to be cheaper, and it's UI has wow factor nokia has failed to deliver.

    plus app store is going to start with 100 app at start and SDK is already been introduced to 3rd party devs,

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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    Problem with Samsung or Sony is their os's (as with Nokia's Mezmo), regardless how good they are now are too late to the show. We don't need 5 different OS's and app stores for each one. When you have brilliant OS's already made and available, with maturing apps there is little room for more and more different OS's - programmers are generally only interested in making apps for popular and powerful OS's not one or the other.

    Samsung and Sony will have to pick a mature os like Android or Windows soon too if they want to be taken seriously in the smartphone world.

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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    i'd have to disagree with whole android push, i don't believe the Bada os is actually aimed at the business users, it is built upon feature phones and been given some additional functionality through applications, i think that's enough for most users,and UI is very good responsive finally something to take on the iphone and beat it,playback at 720p, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1ghz processor it's a good deal IMO
    of cause if you are not happy with that at all, samsung is also making droids 2.1 ( S I9000) which has a 4 inch super AMOLED screen

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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    But nokias new os is too new, too buggy and programmers arnt interested enough.
    I'd hardly call it new when it's Linux based and earlier versions have been shipping since Novemember 2005. Google Android on the other hand has only been shipping since October 2008...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Also this phone still does not support simple phone MMS.
    There's a 3rd party app for MMS so it's really not a big deal that it does come with it out of the box (given that this was never meant to be a mainstream phone). I'd rather Nokia concentrate on other improvements.

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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    its a mini computer with a phone tacked on.

    the big question, now that intel and nokia have jumped in bed and will have mego, is this compatible with that?

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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    Quote Originally Posted by shaffaaf27 View Post
    its a mini computer with a phone tacked on.

    the big question, now that intel and nokia have jumped in bed and will have mego, is this compatible with that?
    nokia has a habit of blowing their trumpets before getting proper results (example touch UI 5th ed and symbian^3) teasing with their products that wont be out for another two quarters or so, if they had plans for meego for n900 they would have bragged it already, wasn't it a part of their April fools joke

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    Re: Reviews - Nokia?s all-rounder: the N900

    well im still very happy with my palm pre as it is. really want to upgrade to the pre plus, but ofc there is no reason.

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