Nokia has begun shipping its first Maemo-based smartphone to customers in the U.S. who pre-ordered it. The Nokia N900 is not yet available for those who put in an order for this model now, though.
This company began taking pre-orders for its latest high-end device back in September, and those who were brave enough to commit back then are being rewarded by being the first to get their hands on the N900.
Orders placed now apparently won’t ship for more than a week; Newegg say it won’t have the N900 until Nov. 30.
An Overview of the Nokia N900
This new smartphone has the same general shape as Nokia’s earlier Internet Tablets: a slider with a large WVGA touchscreen and a landscape-oriented keyboard.
It runs a new version of Nokia’s open-source Linux-based operating system, Maemo 5, on an ARM Cortex-A8 processor. It has 1 GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration.
This Nokia model includes a web browser based on Mozilla technology, and full Adobe Flash 9.4 support. A version of Flash 10.1 will be released next year.
This mobile Internet device is a GSM phone with HSPA 3G on T-Mobile’s networks. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
In addition, it has a 5 MPx camera and Carl Zeiss optics.