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> N900 Anyone?
post Mar 8 2010, 01:48 PM
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I've just replaced my mobile phone and based on a good experience of the N810 I've bought an n900. Early days, but here are some initial impressions:

The UI is pretty usable and the zooming is very slick and smooth. Lots of RAM seems to keep everything moving along when multitasksing, but the write speed of the memory feels slow. No benchmarks, just gut feel.

Application availability is still poor. Things such as Abiword are starting to appear on extras-dev but overall, way behind the competiton. Come on, Nokia!

Hardware is great. Its fast. FM transmitter, fast GPS, real keyboard - everything you need.

My plan is to do relatively little tinkering on the phone OS itself, in order to keep it working as a phone! but easy Debian is installed and that seems to offer a great sandbox to play in without fear of breaking the phone itself.

More later. Anybody else got one?
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post Apr 22 2010, 08:32 AM
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I'm on day 3 of my N900 impulse buy (needed a gadget fix).

So far I agree with everyone, this is a nice upgrade from the N810 even if all the apps I used have not been ported yet. The keyboard is fine for me, US version has all 4 arrow keys, and I can type on it better then the N810 even though it is smaller. As mentioned the web experience is great, just like a PC. Multitasking is also smooth, never feels laggy or like I have too much going on.

As far as phone features, ugh, not impressed. I understand the learning curve is a little rough so not committing to a solid opinion but compared to iPhone or Android phone it is not an intuitive pick up and use device. I really get the feeling like this started out as a tablet successor and somewhere towards the end of development cycle phone capability was tossed in.

I'm going to give it a few more days before deciding if this is for me, and if not do I want to keep it just as a belt pouch Wi-Fi only device (looking forward to Meego possibilities).
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