Gift Tip 72: Nokia N900 Linux Phone

Posted: Dec 8 2009, 7:48am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:08pm CDT , in Holiday Gift Guide


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The Nokia N900 is Nokia’s first smartphone possessing a Desktop operating system. It is using the Maemo 5 Linux based operating system. With the Nokia N900’s powerful features such as ARM Cortex-A8 processor, up to 1GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration, it allows you to deal with multiple application windows at the same while being able to get maximum utility from its touch screen, cellular features and QWERTY keyboard.

The fact that every application window can be accessed through the dashboard at any time means that you can easily switch between applications. You can enjoy great personalization with the N900 homescreen, which empowers you to include widgets, preferred shortcuts, and applications in your homescreen. The Nokia N900 comes to you with a high-resolution WVGA touch screen and HSPA and WLAN, which makes web browsing more exciting and convenient. The web browser from Mozilla technology gives you a PC-like website viewing experience.

Adobe Flash 9.4 support enables you to get the most out of online videos and interactive applications. You will not have to bother with updating your Maemo software because it gets updated automatically over the internet. The full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard makes messaging effortless. You can also easily create emails and the Nokia Messaging service permits you to send emails to up to 10 personal email accounts at a time. You can view all text messages or IM exchanges simultaneously and a separate window will be allocated for each conversation.

The Nokia N900 gives you a storage capacity of 32GB and if you want more, a microSD card will help you to increase the storage capacity to up to 48GB. The new tag cloud user interface of the N900 gives added functional efficiency to the 5MP camera and Carl Zeiss optics, which provides for enhanced photographic pleasure. The N900 has a removable battery and the assisted-GPS receiver in combination with the pre-installed Ovi Maps facilitates you to easily locate where you are and get route suggestions.

Great Gift For
Linux fans and anyone who has fun with customization and considers him/herself an early adoptor.

Price and Where to Buy
The unlocked Nokia N900 is selling for as low as $499.99 right now: Find Stores.
is currently sold out.

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips here.

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