The Nokia N900 'Computer in Your Pocket' Arrives

Nokia's highly anticipated N900 is now available in the U.S.; it's also shipping to customers who preordered the Maemo-powered 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 anywhere."

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 gestures.

The Nokia N900 is available with a black finish for $649 through Nokia Flagship stores in New York and Chicago, and various retailers.