"Everything I was looking for"4.0 starson by thoughtsforu
Pros: I pretty much think that (excepting the cons) it is superior to any other options.
Cons: Not enough for me to really mention.
Summary: If you are going for an unlocked phone (i.e., going to pay a lot for a phone) and want something that will provide an array of functions that other phones don't provide or only provide poorly, get the N900. This phone is really too advanced for me, but I've been able to get it to do all the things I was really looking for a phone to do: replace my work blackberry by letting me use exchange server to get my work email on my n900, tether for internet access on my laptop while traveling (it actually works really well and was fast), and full internet access with everything the internet has to offer (admittedly there is still a way to go with the networks and the phone to fully take advantage of everything, but this does better than any other phone I've seen out there). As for areas of improvement, the battery life could be better and is just a little less than what would be ideal for my normal daily use. There have been a couple instances where I have accidentally deleted widgets and shortcuts or moved them to different screens while it was jostling around in my pocket, so making the modification and deletion process for this more deliberate might be good. Limited to T-Mobile in the U.S., which undercuts the point of an unlocked phone. And it would be nice if the computer would let me win at chess once in a while, but other than that I really don't have any complaints.After reading a couple of the negative reviews, I would like to change my stars to five stars and add that I think the resistive screen is an asset over the capacitive. Yes, this may be a phone that is more complicated to use than what some are used to and you may have to spend a little more time figuring out how to configure it the way you want it, but that is part of the point of an open source customizable phone like the n900. It is just whether you see it as a "feature" to be excited about or a "limitation" to be dealt with by improving the "ease of use." I use quotation marks because those words are merely subjective and not really a comment on the phone at all, but of the who the phone is best suited for.
Updated on Dec 30, 2009