New Nokia N900 based on Linux!

Here’s some great news that the new Nokia N900 is based on Linux, similar to the new Palm Pre.

The new Nokia N900 comes with ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 1GB of application memory, 32GB of storage (expandable to 48GB with a MicroSD card), and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

That’s very similar to the Palm Pre, same processor but 4X more memory and 4X more storage.  Plus, I have to say having a Mozilla browser is a definite plus.  If it’s available anytime soon in the U.S., I will definitely be one of the first get this cool new phone.

FINALLY, Nokia gets on the bandwagon and implements Linux.  This might be THE Nokia phone to get.  I have to say though, I don’t like the keyboard coming out sideways, I rather have it vertically so I can type one-handed.

I don’t think this will ultimately compete with iPhone and Palm Pre but it’s a good start for Nokia, who has been forgotten for the last couple years.

Running the open-source Maemo 5 software, it can provide more of a PC-like experience on a small device, according to Nokia. The Maemo OS lets people juggle several applications at the same time.

“The Nokia N900 shows where we are going with Maemo, and we’ll continue to work with the community to push the software forward,” Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s executive vice president for markets, said in a statement. “What we have with Maemo is something that is fusing the power of the computer, the Internet and the mobile phone.”

via cnet


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