Nokia has just announced that the highly-anticipated Nokia N900 has started shipping. This device — the first smartphone running the Linux-based operating system Maemo — has a WVGA screen, sliding keyboard, 3G mobile broadband, and many more features.
Although this product has begun shipping, that doesn’t mean it has begun arriving in stores. Nokia’s own webstores in the U.S. and Europe are still just taking pre-orders, and retailers like Amazon are too.
So far, there has been no confirmation of rumors that the N900 will be offered by T-Mobile USA.
An Overview of the Nokia N900
This soon-to-be-released model will have the same general shape as Nokia’s earlier Internet Tablets: a slider with a large WVGA touchscreen and a landscape-oriented keyboard.
It will run a new version of Nokia’s open-source Linux-based operating system, Maemo 5, on an ARM Cortex-A8 processor. It will have up to 1 GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration.
This Nokia model will include a web browser based on Mozilla technology, and full Adobe Flash 9.4 support.
The Nokia N900 will have 32 GB of storage, which is going to be expandable up to 48 GB via a microSD card.
This mobile Internet device will be a GSM phone with HSPA 3G, but this will only support T-Mobile’s mobile broadband service, not AT&T’s. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
In addition, it is going to have a 5 MPx camera and Carl Zeiss optics
In Europe, it will sell for EUR 500, excluding sales taxes and subsidies.