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Check out Nokia's Linux smartphone!

Last updated on: August 28, 2009 

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Nokia has unveiled its first high-end smartphone running on Linux software. A phone for technology enthusiasts, it allows you to multi-task and browse the Internet like the desktop computer.

Running on the new Maemo 5 software, the Nokia N900 helps users open dozens of application windows and run simultaneously.

The Linux software, Mozilla-based browser technology and cellular connectivity makes Nokia N900 a powerful mobile experience, says Nokia.

The Nokia N900 will be available in select markets from October 2009 with an estimated retail price of $712 (Euro 500) excluding sales taxes and subsidies.


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Designed for computer-grade performance in a compact size, Maemo complements Nokia's other software platforms, such as Symbian, which powers Nokia's smartphones.

The Nokia N900 is packed with a ARM Cortex-A8 processor, up to 1GB of application memory and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration, allowing PC-like multitasking, allowing many applications to run simultaneously.

Switching between applications is simple, as all running content is constantly available through the dashboard.  The panoramic homescreen can be fully personalised with favourite shortcuts, widgets and applications.


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The Nokia N900 features a high-resolution WVGA touch screen to make web browsing more enjoyable, and fast internet connectivity with 10/2 HSPA and WLAN.

Websites look the way they would on any computer. Online videos and interactive applications are vivid with full Adobe Flash(TM) 9.4 support.

Maemo software updates happen automatically over the internet.

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Messaging on the N900 is easy, thanks to the full physical slide-out Qwerty keyboard.

It is easy to set up e-mail with a few touches and the Nokia messaging service mobilises up to 10 personal e-mail accounts.

Text message or IM exchanges with friends are shown in one view and all conversations are organised as separate windows.

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The Nokia N900 has a storage capacity of 32GB, which is expandable up to 48GB via a microSD card.

For photography, the Maemo software and the N900 come with a new tag cloud user interface that will help users get the most out of the 5MP camera and Carl Zeiss optics.

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