Rarely do I feel the urge to jump on the buzzword bandwagon. This time, however, the product deserves the hype. Before you hear me any further, jump straightaway to the Nokia 900 website and stagger yourself into oblivion. Cliff notes:
- First Linux-based cellphone from Nokia — world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones. The previous Linux tablets from the Finnish giants (e.g., N810) were nice but lacked the basic phone functionality.
- A plethora of insane mouth-watering features that are just too many to list here in their entirety.
If you still aren’t convinced, let me be lazy and shamelessly copy some items from the linked page:
- ARM Cortex – A8 superscalar microprocessor core running at 600 MHz
- Up to 1 GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
- 3D graphics accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
- 32 GB internal storage
- 3.5G and WLAN connectivity
- Quadband GSM with GPRS and EDGE
- 5-megapixel digital camera
- Carl Zeiss optical lens
- Touch-sensitive screen
- Assisted-GPS receiver
Essentially, that’s iPhone+N810+N96+Neo FreeRunner for you. An year ago, I did have a feeling that Nokia was planning big things with Linux when it acquired Trolltech but I had absolutely no idea that the definition of “big” would be this exotic.
Can’t. Wait.Tags: Linux, Maemo, N900, Nokia, Open Source, Technology