"Pretty steep learning curve but once you´re over.."4.5 starson by bills2north
Pros: fm transmitter, internet radio, super smooth internet, flash, excellent video playback, video codecs, 4 home screens for icons and widgets of your choice, etc. Just too much great stuff to get into..
Cons: os took a couple of days to get a grip of and I mean the basics. Fishing for Apps= fun or not?? Will upcoming MeeGo os leave maemo os behind?
Summary: CNET is normally fair but not in this case. To put it bluntly I disagree completely. So, I´m a 52 yrs-old guy. I don´t pretend to like ps3 except to watch blue-ray movies ok? So I´m not a nerd or a techie but usually I can use any phone I get a hold of.. at least after a while.Just like to add that n900 is still working well after 7 months overclocked to 1 ghz making it as fast as anything!
I´ve had the n900 for only 3 days and I´m sold!! This excellent tablet is a really good phone! That´s right. This is a tablet which has a phone "option"- heh,heh. I´m even learning from it. Maemo- freemante- linux.. whatever you wanna call it- is a powerful os. Combined with 600 mhz, 3d graphics and enough memory (48 gigs with sd card!) to back it up- it´s simply awesome! 1 gigahertz iphone 4 with 32gb of memory can´t handle 15 open apps at the same time but this can. Well ok you may not need such a killer phone. I do like it though. Kinda like comparing safety in cars. Do you feel safer passing with more airbags or hp? Yes, there´s a risk when downloading and using beta-ware. Just use a little common sense. However, I´m concerned about Maemo´s future. NOKIA has retired good phones and platforms like Symbian S80- old communicators before. And many high-end phones will use MeeGo os umm.. THIS X-MAS! Hope n900 can upgrade to MeeGo when Maemo 5 (and 6?) runs its course. What do you techies think??? Ok, gotta walk the dog.. good night! Ps I checked out the iphone 4 and chose n900. -Later!
Updated on Mar 19, 2011
Updated on Mar 19, 2011Oh btw, I won´t go back to the communicator line (now E7) for a while. E7 all-in-all still doesn´t beat n900. Strange isn´t it?