Nokia N900 with Maemo 5 officially announced

Well, it was inevitable. With all the leaks and detailed previews of Nokia N900 Maemo 5 internet tablet, all the surprise has been lost long before the start of Nokia World 09.

So today Nokia decided to make Nokia N900 and the new Maemo 5 OS official. Along with all the details  we’ve been eagerly waiting for. Including official press pics, specs, price and even approximate launch date.

Here’s how Nokia N900 will look like:

Nokia N900 official

The official Nokia N900 specs include:

  • Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA/HSPA 900/1700/2100 MHz
  • Mameo 5 OS
  • TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
  • Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
  • 3.5” 800×480 WVGA touchscreen display
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera (2584 × 1938 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens
  • Integrated GPS, Assisted-GPS, and Cell-based receivers
  • Wi-Fi b/g, Integrated FM transmitter
  • Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0, Bluetooth v2.1
  • TV-Out
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot, up to 16GB
  • Full QWERTY tactile keyboard, full QWERTY onscreen keyboard
  • Mozilla based browser with full Adobe Flash 9.4 support
  • Video playback file formats: .mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263
  • Battery: BL-5J 1320mAh
  • Dimensions: 110.9 × 59.8 × 18mm
  • Weight: 181g

Well, I have to say I’m impressed. Just looking at the specs I’m almost starting to drool. That  new Maemo 5 interface, true multitasking, full flash support, unconverted video playback…

If they managed to make N900 work at least half as well as it looks on paper, they better have some tight security at Nokia World 09. Because if I have a chance for some hands on time with Nokia N900, I just might be tempted enough to run away with it, and the rest of the show be damned… 😉

Nokia N900 should start shipping in select markets in October, 2009 withestimated  retail price of 500 EUR before taxes and subsidies.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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