Fascinating Nokia N900

Nokia has been facing tough competition from Apple and google in the high end mobile phone market. Nokia launched N900 to take this competition to new level.

N900 is slightly thicker, and heavier than expected but will fit into your pocket comfortably.  N900 is having ARM Cortex – A8 microprocessor running at 600 MHz with 1GB (256MB RAM + 768MB virtual memory). It’s the same CPU as the iPhone 3GS. Opening, scrolling, and switching through multiple applications is really fast. The N900’s Maemo Browser is the first mobile browser that I have tried that has Flash 9.4 support.

Nokia N900 features a large 3.5-inch TFT resistive touchscreen, which supports 16 million colors and 800×480 pixels resolution. It also includes features like proximity sensor for auto turn-off and accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate. Perfectly visible in the sunlight, the display is also surprisingly responsive for a resistive touchscreen.

N900 also includes a 5-megapixels camera, but this is not just a usual camera. Nokia has put in some effort into this and managed to embed a nice camera with autofocus, dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss optics.

Nokia N900 features all the possible connectivity techs that are available: HSDPA (10 Mbps) and HSUPA (2 Mbps), GPRS and EDGE class 32 High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (57.6 kbps) and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support, microUSB 2.0 and Infrared.

The N900 can transmit all audio output on an FM channel (user selectable). That allows you to listen to music (or games) wireless on a better audio system, without the hassle associated to cables and Bluetooth. It works in cars of course.