highly anticipated N900 is now available in the U.S.; it's also shipping to
customers who preordered the Maemo
mobile computer. The N900 has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, and
four customizable home screens. This handheld also offers a 5 megapixel camera
with Carl Zeiss optics and a dual LED flash.
Operating on the Linux-based Maemo platform with 32GB of
storage and multiple connectivity options, the N900 gives users multiple ways
to connect to the Internet, access their email, files, and much more. The N900
is also capable of multitasking.
"Consumers from every segment of the population are
looking for more out of their mobile device - more power, more ability, more
connectivity. The Nokia N900 ushers in a new era with a very powerful mobile
computer," said Alessandro Lamanna, Vice President, Retail Sales, Nokia.
"With an open source operating system, incorporated technology like an
OMAP processor, and real time web widgets, the Nokia N900 delivers the
experience of a pocketable computer that has the information you're looking for
right there waiting for you thanks to the ability to be connected just about
As you may recall, Maemo software is based on an open source
platform. The N900's web browser is based on Mozilla technology, providing a
computer-like browsing experience with support for Adobe Flash 9.4 and
The Nokia N900 is available with a black finish for $649
through Nokia Flagship stores in New York and Chicago, nokiausa.com
and various retailers.