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Old 08-11-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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nokia n900


Ok I know back in the day the nokia n900 was the most powerfull handheld phone you could have in your pocket but my question is is it still the most powerful?

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Old 08-11-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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ok i know back in the day the nokia n900 was the most powerfull handheld phone you could have in your pocket but my question is is it still the most powerful?

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I'd say it's probably all relative. The N900 is obsoleted by the N9 (in theory at least).
As for hardware, it doesn't matter how powerful the hardware is if the operating system does not allow you to take advantage of that power. (hence the reason people 'jailbreak' the iPhone)
Nokia has also released press statements that suggest that they are discontinuing Symbian and Meego development in favour of Windows Mobile. (just when everyone else is dropping support for Windows Mobile )

Let's see what other opinions this thread generates!
 
Old 08-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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I was wondering, I live in Tennessee, what service provider can I use to use this phone, mostly having a problem with sim card, every service provider I called tells me the sim cards they do sell are only for their phones.

thanks in advance

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Old 09-03-2011, 05:43 AM   #4
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There's another good N900 thread: here.

The N900 & N9 WikipediaŽ articles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N900
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N9
WikipediaŽ picture of the N900,
& at full resolution (3,486 × 2,454 pixels, file size: 2.73 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

I need to get a smartphone & I still lean toward the N900, so I will follow this thread w/ interest.


Blast from the past: the N90 which I drooled over when it came out, but I couldn't afford. It still looks good even if it is obsolete.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 10:02 PM   #5
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Ok I found out that t mobile would be the best solution they do have sims cards but the t mobile reps were telling me the data or internet on the phone wouldn't be the same as if you where to buy a contract phone, would this be true? cause as of right now im thinking about getting a mytouch phone instead for one it is cheaper and faster then the n900 the only thing is is I don't know if you can dual boot with it Im pretty sure you can but not 100 percent positive what do you think?

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Old 09-04-2011, 10:03 PM   #6
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Oh the n9 is a windows operating system I called the manufacture and asked, at least this is what was told to me a couple of years ago they might have changed it.

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Old 09-05-2011, 01:03 AM   #7
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Please learn how to use punctuation. Your posts are very difficult to read as each one looks like a single long sentence.
 
Old 09-05-2011, 08:31 AM   #8
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Yes, please. -- LQ is not an ephemeral medium like IM, IRC, or a chat room; one of its purposes is to create an archive of answers available in the future. Your writing here deserves the same degree of care that you would use on a college term paper.

So please punctuate properly in the future & go back & edit the posts you have already made here. I have looked at a few of your recent posts & you're not always this sloppy about your punctuation & capitalization.

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:54 PM   #9
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Yes, please. -- LQ is not an ephemeral medium like IM, IRC, or a chat room; one of its purposes is to create an archive of answers available in the future. Your writing here deserves the same degree of care that you would use on a college term paper.

So please punctuate properly in the future & go back & edit the posts you have already made here. I have looked at a few of your recent posts & you're not always this sloppy about your punctuation & capitalization.

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I never have wrote a college paper before so I hope that is good enough.
 
Old 09-07-2011, 04:18 AM   #10
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I own one and I'm thoroughly happy with it. I can't speak for the competition as I haven't been keeping in touch with newer models.

But the N900 is a beautiful thing.. I've installed Emacs on mine. I can run XFCE on it and start the GIMP or OpenOffice (though it's a bit slow, I just have it 'cos it's cool). It comes with a terminal by default so I can ssh to my box remotely. Here are some screenshots I took from it:
Gimp
Emacs
Wireshark
Conky
Terminal
 
Old 09-08-2011, 01:41 PM   #11
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Oh the n9 is a windows operating system I called the manufacture and asked, at least this is what was told to me a couple of years ago they might have changed it.
Definitely false information. I know that Nokia has decided to use Windows Mobile for future phones. But, to my knowledge, they have never used it in the past. Also, the N9 is the only Meego phone ever released as far as I know!
 
Old 09-08-2011, 10:30 PM   #12
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Definitely false information. I know that Nokia has decided to use Windows Mobile for future phones. But, to my knowledge, they have never used it in the past. Also, the N9 is the only Meego phone ever released as far as I know!

I was just telling you all what the women told me over the phone calm down.
 
Old 04-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #13
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Post Powerfull N900

This machine is a great Network tablet, with an open source OS: either the standard Maemo by Nokia or the Community supported one with lots more possibilities.

I use it for Internet (mail, social, weather,etc) and to stream my music to my hi-fi amplifier.
The mmedia content is both LAN, by nfs client, as local based(sd-card), and is streamed by the build-in fm-transmitter.

The xterminal of the N900 gives all opportunity to (fine-)tune this apparatus.

A real minus is the telephone part, which is closed source (by Nokia) and is buggy as hell when calling by hand. (Using the bluetooth option in the car works alright)
Since Nokia sleeps side by side with Microsoft nowadays there is no way one can expect a update/bugfix for the phone part.

Since I use a dual simcard, I always keep a Nokia 6600I slide at hand(Symbian 40) for making/receiving phonecalls, in case the N900 crashes.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 01:46 AM   #14
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... every service provider I called tells me the sim cards they do sell are only for their phones.
If that is true it is outrageously anti-competitive and would be illegal in most free-market economies.[COLOR="Silver"]
 
Old 05-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #15
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Re: N900

Actually hardware wise the N900 never was that I would call the most powerfull (A 600Mhz Cortex SoC) - I'll call it almost adequate (Once in a while I would wish it was about 100Mhz faster). The power is/was hidden in the software (Maemo).

The only unit that exceeds it, in my book, is the N950 - which is the unit that Microkia shipped to developers - think of it as a N9 with a physical keyboard. The N9/N950 units where shipped with Harmatten (Maemo with a Qt based GUI and MeeGo elements) - but there Are MeeGo developer images and Mer (Based on MeeGo 1.2 is being ported).

BTW: Be very gentle with the USB interface, it's a bit weak.
 
  


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