Technology.am (Aug. 28, 2009) — Nokia unveiled the new Nokia N900 portable Internet tablet, which uses Maemo 5, an open source Linux operating system that is the replacement of Symbian operating system.
Nokia has earlier produced tablet PCs with Linux OS, without cellular connectivity. But this is the first time Nokia is launching a device with wireless connectivity sporting the Linux operating system.
The Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on the handy Nokia N900.
The Nokia N 900 Linux phone weighs 181 grams having 800X480 pixel resolution display on a 3.5 inch touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
With the new Maemo 5 software, the Nokia N900 can have dozens of application windows open and running simultaneously while taking full advantage of the cellular features.
The Nokia N900 camera shoots videos in widescreen format, (16:9) and saves the files in MP4 format with MPEG-4 codec.
The Nokia N900 comes with a Maemo powered Mozila browser and it supports a full-fledged multimedia.
The Nokia N 900 has 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, A-GPS and 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 48GB via a microSD card.
The Nokia N900 Linux phone will hit the market in October, at a price of $712 in the US.