The Nokia N900 Internet Tablet seems to be one of the greatest devices the Espoo-based Finnish mobile phone maker unveiled to the world during the ongoing year. The handset boasts a 3.5-inch WVGA resistive touchscreen and a 5-megapixel photo snapper with dual-LED flash, and packs an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, while running under the Maemo 5 operating system.
Announced only a few days ago, the Nokia N900 is expected to become available for purchase sometime in October and, until that happens, we can only enjoy a few glimpses at what it is capable of. The new promo video that surfaced on the web recently and which can be seen at the bottom of this article is meant to show some of the goodies the device comes with.
The user interface Maemo 5 comes with on this handset is quite attractive, and it can easily explain why some of the latest rumors on the web stated that Nokia was on its way to get rid of Symbian in favor of this OS. While this won't happen, we should say that Maemo seems to sport now all the goodies that Symbian should include in the future (the Symbian Foundation already unveiled plans to change the OS from top to bottom).
In a nutshell, the UI on N900 seems great enough to attract a lot of users on its side, and it comes as no surprise that some would already like to grab it. And while the handset has been launched with support for 900/1700/2100 MHz networks, which means that only T-Mobile users would be able to enjoy it in the US, rumors about another version of the handset have also emerged, but proved false in the end.
We reported yesterday that Nokia stated it would soon announce a WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz version of its new N900 (which would support AT&T's network), as an email from the company seemed to point towards this idea, yet it seems that it was only the result of a fanboy's mind. “There have been no announcements regarding a version that supports the 850/1900/2100MHz bands,” is what Nokia says, and things will remain this way for now.