Nokia N900: Rivals Beware!

Bells And Whistles

The internal storage is 32 GB, more than enough for current needs, and it also has a memory card slot for additional storage capacity (there's no such thing as "future-proof"). Other features worth mentioning are 3.5G, WLAN connectivity, a 5 megapixel camera, accelerometer (so now you can record your timings in all those illegal drag races), TV-out capability, and an FM transmitter. The latter has been around from the time of the N78. It's a wonderful feature which lets you beam the music from your mobile to the nearest FM receiver. Good for playing your mobile playlist on a car FM, without having to deal with the hassle of finding a way to plug it in, or dealing with messy wires. The default media player supports the MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, and H.263 video formats\codecs. This is great -- it bypasses the hassles of finding third-party media players.

Overall, the N900 seems to be very promising. Symbian OS is great; it has a loyal fanbase and an innovative developer community. Regardless, it had certain limitations that needed to be overcome, and Maemo is definitely the way to go. Did I forget anything important? Oh yes, it has a removable battery. And it lets you copy and paste text across various applications.

Steve, did you hear that?!

Source: India Syndicate