Just three days after getting geeks drooling with the announcement of its great looking, high spec netbook, Nokia has officially announced its N900 mobile phone.
Running Maemo, the Linux-based OS used by its existing MID devices, it’s due to launch in October for €500.
The specs are pretty jaw-dropping – a 3.5-inch 800×480 pixel resistive touchscreen, sliding QWERTY keyboard, 32GB of on-board storage expandable to 48GB via MicroSD, GPS/A-GPS, FM transmitter, TV-out, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, a 1320mAh battery, and a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash.
With Flash 9.4 support, an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, up to 1GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration this thing is a powerhouse of a mobile device. While there’s an active app development scene around Maemo, there’s nothing approaching the choice of apps there is on the Symbian platform used by Nokia’s other smartphones.
If Nokia pumps out more handsets like this, that’s bound to change. Nokia will be revealing more about the N900 at the Nokia World event next week.
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