Nokia N900 Mobile Phone Review
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The Nokia N900, which we used for a week, runs on Maemo 5, a lightweight version of Debian, one of the major Linux distributions that Nokia chose to Android. An ambitious strategy, even foolhardy for a Nokia is increasingly isolated on the front of the smartphone. But moreover, it was dealing with a telephone, an Internet Tablet or a Pocket PC? The manufacturer of mobile computer speaks and highlights the "extreme speed and unparalleled performance" of its mobile. The camera will be available in early December in The Phone House stores, for about 650 euros, excluding subscription promotion.
What's in the box?
- Nokia N900
- Nokia Battery (BL-5J)
- Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-10)
- Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-205)
- Video out cable (CA-75U)
- Nokia charger adaptor (CA-146C)
- Cleaning cloth
First contact of mobile, we have in hand a pretty plaything of 180 grams. This makes us feel just 40 grams more than an iPhone. The dimensions (see specifications) are very conventional to mobile category, except for the thickness: 1.8 cm, with peaks at 2 inches on the boss of the camera. We understand better what has prompted talk of Nokia mobile computer.
Four offices shortcuts and widgets
The screen, comfortable with a diagonal of 8.9 inches, is the resistive type. We must therefore apply pressure so that you hear. Pressure is also not always well captured and it is not unusual to resume it twice to close a window or even more delicate with resistive slabs to drag an object.
Functionally, Maemo 5 provides the user with four offices which reside shortcuts or widgets with an upper hiding a component to control the noise level, Bluetooth, Internet connection and the clock. In this same area it needs support to get some contextual actions. Another area, not materialized and therefore invisible, is under the left thumb. It helps hand and pushes the N900 to selection text mode whether you are on a browser page or in an email for example.
As for the zoom, it is activated by double clicking a text box or by holding a finger while circling to get the right zoom level. This manipulation is accurate but takes a little longer than the famous finger spread of the iPhone. As for the keyboard, it unfolds as just 2.5 inches which leaves only three rows of keys of six millimeters to one side. It's a fair bit!
All uses of the smartphone
What can you do with it N900? The answer is simple: everything that can be done on a smartphone. Clearly, surf the Web, making his mail, play music and video, install software, use the built-in GPS with Nokia Maps (paid), filming and photographing everything perfectly multitasking mode. Why, in these circumstances, we would prefer a N900? Even looking good, we did not find an answer to this question.
In terms of responsiveness, the N900 does not behave as good as an Android mobile or iPhone, and resistive screen is neither as pleasant nor as reliable as a capacitive slab. Furthermore, if the seizure does not pose any particular problem, do