Nokia N900 Runs Linux

nokia-n900-linuxNokia have revealed details of their latest phone. It is called the Nokia N900 and rather than the traditional Symbian OS that they always run they have made a smart move and installed Linux on to this one. By switching to something decent like Nokia, they now have come up with a worthy contender to other smartphones.

The phone runs the Mameo version of Linux and due to this it can offer a closer to desktop type operating system that’s easier to work, more compatible with daily used applications and a good all-rounder.

Included on the N900 is a mouse cursor that allows you to literally use it like a desktop. The only thing preventing good sales of this phone is the Ovi store. If Nokia can get some decent apps in the store and get many developers on board it should be a serious contender.

On to the technical specs. The Nokia N900 runs an ARM Cortex-A8 processor and has up to 1GB of application memory as well as OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration. This power allows it to multitask which should be standard on phones these days. The screen is in WVGA format and is high-resolution allowing comfortable web browsing. You can connect to the web by either the 3G network or wireless LAN.

Full Adobe Flash 9.4 support is included in this phone and updates to software are done over the air like most new phones these days.

The N900 has an on-screen keyboard as well as a full physical slide out QWERTY keyboard. 32GB of memory is included that can be expanded by another 16GB by using the microSD card slot. Images are captured on a 5 megapixel camera that uses Carl Zeiss optics.

The good news is that the phone should be available in October this year. Off contract it will cost $712. I suspect that it will run a lot cheaper on an 18 or 24 month contract although these details are not officially available. Check out the video below to see it in action.

Via: I4U


  1. It good moving for Nokia. Try to use Linux on the Operating system. It more cheaper maybe.

  2. The N900 is even more focused on this aspect. In fact, Nokia has hardly anything about his potential as a phone, which obviously does, but focuses mainly on the possibilities of Internet access, in the execution of applications and storage.

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