Nokia has officially announced the Nokia N900, which tries to deliver a PC-like experience in a handset-sized device. This is the first of this company’s Internet Tablet series to offer support for cellular wireless data.
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 have 3G data, with support for HSPA. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
In addition, it is going to have a 5 MPx camera and Carl Zeiss optics
“What we have with Maemo is something that is fusing the power of the computer, the Internet and the mobile phone, and it is great to see that it is evolving in exciting ways,” says Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia.
Coming this Fall
The Nokia N900 is scheduled to be released this October in”select markets”, but nothing more specific was revealed today. There are unconfirmed reports that it will be offered by T-Mobile USA.
In Europe, this mobile Internet device will sell for EUR 500, excluding sales taxes and subsidies.
Nokia has produced a short video showing off the N900 and Maemo 5: