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Price $191.99-$245.00

Nokia N900 is probably the best in the market right now, if you want to overlook the ongoing competence between iPhone, Blackberry and now Nexus One. It really feels as more than a smartphone. Plus, Linux and UNIX enthusiasts find their niche here as they can incorporate it into the Maeme 5 OS shell.

Nokia N900The screen has a 16 million color, 800×480 resolution, transflective display that makes it easier to see, even in direct light. The touch screen is very responsive and I still have to find any issues there. The keyboard is a sliding type with rubberized key surfaces, really well-thought in ergonomics. You could easily write 35 words per minute and not get tired or annoyed at all.

Nokia N900 phone features

The N900 model has a tv output that allows for a 480i resolution, so you can actually watch videos and movies without a sweat. The VGA camera is a 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss, so not much change from the Nokia N97. It has a surprisingly good quality and you will rarely see grainy, obscure, blurred images.

You can take pics in Automatic, Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Action, and Video mode. As for the latter, you can take 848×480 resolution videos at 25 frames-per-second. There’s a problem with the audio quality, though. If you force it too much, i.e: take long shots, the audio will become distorted and metallic. The stereo speakers are acceptable but they lack in bass.

Other features include a handy GPS navigation system, with a data fix rate of 10-40 seconds, a FM transmitter. The web browser, MicroB, is amazing and fast. It supports Adobe Flash and applets that enhance the overall web experience, especially on the use of Twitter and Facebook.

Nokia N900 phone issues

The main problem comes from the lack of portrait mode software, but if you are comfortable with it and don’t care too much, then it’s just a minor issue. The scrolling is the only awkward thing about the interface. The battery can last about 5 to 9 hours of talk time and 5 hours of music, which is not bad at all. The codec support of the media player is tacky at best, but you can still use community media players like VLC, so you can avoid the problem.

Nokia N900 advantages

This model is versatile and user-friendly regarding the memory ships and available slots. There are two main memory chips: a 32GB eMMC in which you can store anything you want, from mp3s to .doc files, but not software (aside from an assigned 2GB). The second chip is 256 MB of RAM memory for bootloader, kernel and rootfs, the heart of the OS.

And speaking of the OS, the Maemo 5’s interface fluids smoothly as you can easily manage four desktops with your choice of widgets, zooming in and out of open applications, or taskswitching if you prefer. That’s why the multitasking feature is great, as this is one of the few models in which you can run every application comfortably with no sign of slowing.

All in all, it’s a great option for the price of $542 if you look for something more, despite the issues mentioned.

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