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Nokia N900

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Your personal take on the N900's look and feel depends almost entirely on how you approach it. As a phone, it can only be described as beastly -- but as a dedicated internet device, it's one of the smaller, sexier, and more practical devices in this tweener category to come to market.

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The outside of the phone houses the buttons (and we feel that a few of these may be in the wrong place). The top of the phone (when held in the landscape format, which you'll be doing 99 per cent of the time) has, from left to right, the up/down volume key, the centrally placed square power button and the camera shutter too. And - we know you're going to love this - there's an infrared port on the N900 as well. Infrared! We haven't seen that in years, and we're not even sure if it was ever really needed on any phone, but couple that with the old charger adaptor in the box and the N900 has a very old-school feel to it. But dig a little deeper and you'll see why. We've pointed out before how this is an 'enthusiasts' device, according to Nokia, and while the manual says that this port doesn't control any pre-installed applications, it can be used by third-party developers. This means the N900 has the capability to do things like become a universal remote, which is pretty cool indeed. Scoot round to the right-hand side and you'll find the lock key, which is a little square slider button. This is where we have the biggest issue - finding this button with your finger requires you to shuffle the phone in the hand a little bit. Below that there's the headphone socket, which is raised slightly to allow flush connections with the jack. Given the amount of phones these days that have a curved socket, leaving the headphone connection exposed, this is a welcome change. However this did bring up one problem in that when holding the phone with the headphones plugged in, it was very uncomfoOn both the right- and left-hand side sit the stereo speakers, which offer some pretty decent sound for such a device. Also on the left-hand side is the microUSB slot, which has no cover and will likely get easily filled with bits (we have no idea what bits are, but we know they live in your pocket). Below the headphone jack is where the stylus sits, easily pulled out using a fingernail. We don't like its presence on the N900, and don't really see a need for it, but if you've got a resistive screen you might as well use it on the odd occasion you can't hit some icon or other. On the back of the phone is the camera and stand. We'd prefer to see said stand (like that seen on the N86 and N96) more central, as the weight of the N900 always makes the phone seem unstable. However, the sliding lens cover for the camera is sturdy enough, and the camera itself well packaged and nicely flush to the chassis.rtable, with the plug right in the way of where you would naturally want to hold it. But in the hand, it somehow feels right. If you're a smartphone connoisseur (and we assume you probably are given that you're looking at the chunky-yet-powerful N900) then you're probably adept at using a touchscreen - and we're so used to such as well that we often forgot to slide open the keyboard. But when you do it simply feels right in the hand, both in one- and two-handed operation, although the pressure to use it in landscape mode for nearly everything is annoying as there are times when you want to scroll through a list or something with just a single digit, and it's not easy to do so. While the depth might not be best suited to iPhone- or Hero-like singl- hand operation, it's no problem to use the phone in day-to-day life, even if it leaves a more than unsightly bulge in the trousers. But if you want to put a positive spin on things, think of it as safety - at least you'll know you haven't lost the phone. In the box The Nokia boxes are fast becoming fun-filled arenas of gadget extras, and the N900 is no exception. There's the now rudimentary microUSB connection lead, a similar charger (no environmental saving here for Nokia) and the so-so bundled in-ear headphones. We say so-so as they don't match up to 'proper' in-ear buds, but compared to most others available in the box with a phone they're much, much better, with a range of tips for different ear shapes as well. n keeping with the new Nokia high-end phone tradition, there's also a TV-out cable, allowing you to pump whatever you've got on the phone onto a bigger screen to share with your friends. And last but not least, a convertor for not only the newer single-pin Nokia charger, but also the older one from donkey's years ago. Whoever would have a Nokia from five years ago and then decide to move to an N900 is beyond us, but it's always useful to cover your bases.

Additional Information

Launch Date 2009, August
Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
4G Network No
Weight(gm) 181.0000
Dimensions 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm, 113 cc
Colour Black
Display Size 800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors
Display Protection No
Display Multitouch No
3.5 mm jack yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Sound Alert Type Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
Edge class32
GPRS Class 32
Speed HSDPA, 10Mbps; HSUPA, 2Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
Memory Internal 32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 16GB
Messaging SMS (threaded view), Email, Push Email, IM
Browser xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash
GPU PowerVR SGX530
CPU 600 MHz Cortex-A8
Chipset TI OMAP 3430
Operating Systems Maemo 5
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Radio Stereo FM radio (via third party software); FM transmitter
Java no
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2576x1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, check quality
Secondary Camera Yes, VGA
Camera Features Geo-tagging
Camera Video Yes, WVGA(848 x 480)@25fps
Battery Type Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J)
Battery Talk Time Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 4 h 30 min (3G)
Battery Stand By Up to 278 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)

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