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Nokia N900 Mobile Tablet Review

Posted: March 15, 2010
Nokia N900 Mobile Tablet Review
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Weighing in at only 6 ounces, the Nokia N900 offers a 3.5" touch screen, full keyboard, flash support and wi-fi connectivity. Chris Hardwick and Alison Haislip review this latest and most powerful tablet to see if its worth $465.

What You Need To Know

  • Our first impression is a lot bigger than most smart phones out there.
  • It's about 75% thicker and heavier than an iPhone.
  • It might be a little big to have in your pocket all the time.
  • The screen looks great with an 800x480 resolution.
  • The touch capability isn't on par with what we're used to.
  • It's a resistive touch screen, which means you have to press a little harder than on a Droid or iPhone.
  • Once you get used to the handling, the touch screen is pretty responsive.
  • It works even better with a stylus.
  • There is no multi-touch and not the best we've reviewed but still a big step for Nokia.
  • The N900 uses their own operating system called the Maemo, which has been vastly improved.
  • New features include customizable home screens and large icons, making it easier to use and nicer to look at.
  • There's also a full keyboard but some of the keys are weirdly placed, like the space bar.
  • Setting up the Wi-fi connection can be confusing, since you have to go through a bunch of different menus.
  • Multi-tasking is also a new feature, but it requires some learning when you're within an app. You have to tap on the top left of the screen to use the other apps you have running.
  • Overall, you have to get used to the Maemo OS but it's very powerful once you do.
  • All the features work pretty well: the browser is solid and will load practically anything, including flash.
  • Web browsing is easy to navigate but there's no pinch and zoom.
  • The 5 megapixel camera with flash takes good outdoor photos but anything in low light will blur.
  • The Ovi store is open with thousands of apps to chose from.
  • Exchange 2007 support is provided for corporate email, but nothing available for Exchange 2003, which is more widely used.
  • There are 32 gigs of storage, and a micro SDHC slot.
  • The Sim card slow allows it to work as a phone on AT&T or T-Mobile.

Price

  • $465 unlocked

Rating

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  • kainen28

    I have decided to buy Nokia mobile phone but i was so confused in selecting one model because every model of Nokia mobile phone is different from each other. That's why i was searching in internet where i found your site for a Nokia N900. I have read your review which is very interesting showing full information about these mobile. Thanks for a great review. You can also get more information from these site: http://www.gsmcellulars.com/no kia-n900-a-power-full-multi-me dia-device.html . It is also amazing site.

    Posted: June 19, 2011 11:13 PM
  • kainen28

    I have decided to buy Nokia mobile phone but i was so confused in selecting one model because every model of Nokia mobile phone is different from each other. That's why i was searching in internet where i found your site for a Nokia N900. I have read your review which is very interesting showing full information about these mobile. Thanks for a great review. You can also get more information from these site: http://www.gsmcellulars.com/no kia-n900-a-power-full-multi-me dia-device.html . It is also amazing site.

    Posted: June 19, 2011 11:12 PM
  • kainen28

    I have decided to buy Nokia mobile phone but i was so confused in selecting one model because every model of Nokia mobile phone is different from each other. That's why i was searching in internet where i found your site for a Nokia N900. I have read your review which is very interesting showing full information about these mobile. Thanks for a great review. You can also get more information from these site: http://www.gsmcellulars.com/no kia-n900-a-power-full-multi-me dia-device.html . It is also amazing site.

    Posted: June 19, 2011 11:11 PM
  • clubf00t

    ^^ya shes hot, actually i think shes cuter then Olivia. i would do dirty/unforgivable things to her...sry Allison ur just that hot.

    Posted: March 20, 2010 1:33 PM
    clubf00t
  • maruhan2

    cute clothes, Allison!

    Posted: March 18, 2010 2:30 AM
    maruhan2
  • nvserg

    I got the Touch Pro 2 and very happy with it. i rather wait for touch pro 3 in summer or the HD3. well, the HD3 is a ruomore but i got my fingers crossed =o)

    Posted: March 17, 2010 12:28 AM
    nvserg
  • sysu3peat

    I agree.....this phone is really great and they were way too harsh on it!

    Posted: March 16, 2010 4:52 PM
    sysu3peat
  • kryptoniankid17

    It was like two monkeys beating a rock trying to get a sandwich out. Love the show but this was terrible. I use the n900 and in no way is it that bad.

    Posted: March 16, 2010 4:11 PM
    kryptoniankid17
  • imisshalo3

    Eh, this is what I call the Crysis review... T'was an amazing game, one of the best I've ever played, but G4's review of it... sucked.
    The phone is great! I swear this things a freaking mobile computer and I love it! It makes Android and iPhone seem like a toy rather than a "smart phone". It has a welcoming community to the computer friendly, maybe not so much the everyday consumer but that doesn't interest me. ^ Props to Thriceberg for pointing out that connecting to Wi-Fi, takes literally 2 clicks... Maybe that would be found, if more than 20 minutes were spent with the phone... The stylus is when you need precise clicking (like when browsing), otherwise, you can simply use your nail (much preferred to accidentally hitting 3 links with your actual finger with capacitive touch screen).
    Overrall, this is a big boy's phone, and I'm glad i chose this over the Nexus. Oh, and the web browsing is simply kick ass! It'd be at least a 4 for me. :)

    Posted: March 16, 2010 3:45 PM
    imisshalo3
  • Thriceberg

    Don't think the stylus is there because the phone isn't finger-friendly. I've had the N900 for a few months now and haven't needed the stylus once. It's there for the same reason the screen is resistive: Because they do a lot of business in Asian markets and it's easier to enter symbols with a stylus than it would be with fingers on a capacitive screen.

    The difference has never been so great to me that I'd trade the ability to ink with a stylus for the slightly better sensitivity of a capacitive screen. Maybe someday they'll come out with a decent capacitive stylus.

    There are so many complaints you could lodge against this phone but to critique it's design and interface kind of makes me think you didn't give it the amount of consideration it deserves.

    Posted: March 15, 2010 8:47 PM
    Thriceberg
  • alexreed88

    lmao..this review seems to be done by tech illiterates. to connect to wifi is two simple clicks from almost anywhere in the OS. the touch interface is fine. the n900 does have problems but none seem to be brought to light in this highly inaccurate review.

    Posted: March 15, 2010 7:13 PM
    alexreed88
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