Nokia N Series N9-00 - 32GB - Black (Unlocked) Smartphone
About this product
|The most striking aspect of the Nokia N900 from looking at it is the lack of buttons on the front. They're on the top, leaving the screen of this unlocked smartphone completely open for use. Of course, one can also pop out the sliding keyboard from underneath the Nokia N900. This Nokia smartphone measures 111 x 60 x 18 mm. That's enough space for this unlocked smartphone to have two decent-sounding speakers. There is also a 5 MP camera with Carl Zeiss options, and users can share images via the TV-out port. This phone allows users to place photos, applications, and other shortcuts around the screen without any real limitations. The Nokia N900 can also be customized by those looking to write their own code, with plenty of room thanks to 32 GB of storage. There are also two options for those on the go far from home. There is a turn-by-turn navigation system, as well as Skype, on the Nokia smartphone. This is an interesting phone with a lot of ways to be personalized by users.|
|Family Line||Nokia N Series|
|Storage Capacity||32 GB|
|Network Technology||GSM / WCDMA (UMTS), HSDPA|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) HSDPA 900/1700/2100|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||Built-In Memory, MicroSD, MicroSDHC|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1200 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 380 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 280 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Screen Size||3.5 in.|
|Display Resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
Most relevant reviews
- ericnlnbflMay 11, 2011by
Super phone, many functionalities, spare battery advised for security
I started to use the N900 because of my interesses for Linux systems. Now, after almost 1.5 years of using the N900 I see so many capabilities of the N900 that were available that were only possible on my home computer. In "repositories" you can find additional software wich is endless in posabillities. Most of it is freeware and I have only spent 10 euro for a donation on freeware in 1.5 years. Some programs aren't free but they are luxury-style to me. Still new software is being added even as a (maybe last) software update for MAEMO operating system and after that it is supposed to be better supported by MEEGO wich is the 2nd possible operating system. For geeks there are even more operating systems possible but most lose the function of phone connectivity. Since many computer fanatics use the N900 there is always help to find online when needed.
To me my N900 is my laptop in my pocket and with the 600Mhz processor you'd expect a calculating speed of a snail but at 'only' 600 it does more than expected and even more than some ther devices running at 1 Ghz or up. The N900 truly is a device capable of anything.
32Gigabyte memory is huge and makes the device a huge flash drive with space for filming and pictures of music. Never regret paying for this capacity, alsways easy to have.
Connectivity is very broad with worldwide mobile support, Wi-fi, infrared, bluetooth, GPS, FM transmitter, stereo sound speakers inside, audio/video output, microSD card-slot and micro-USB.
Under connectivity it is off-course possible to browse, email, skype, chat on different IM accounts at once. Also possible to use widgets for facebook or weatherforecast and more are possible.
The 5 MP camera makes pretty high quality pictures and video in acceptable quality. Concerning the camera, remember we are talking about a cell-phone here and for that reasen it works way beyond requirements of a phone.
Keypad can be exchanged for other layouts. Although it isn't usual you can even use a russian layout or many more but the actual keyboard isn't easy to find other than qwerty.
- This is a super device wich has more to offer than you can imagine.
- The device is pretty easy in use for anyone.
- Stylus included and fits IN the phone.
- Advantage to me is that the device has a keypad and don't only use touchscreen for text-input.
Is there nothing bad to tell? Sure!
- The battery householding is worse than most NOKIA phones, you gonna need to have a spare (charged) battery for security.
- It is a tablet-pc with phone functionalities so it seems to have "undressed" phone funtionalities.
These points involved. Still my opinion is 5 star for this item.Read full review
- robert-chambersSep 5, 2011by
Still Awesome Two Years Out! Better Now Than When First Released.
The Nokia N900 was released in the last quarter of 2009. At its debut it had some pretty impressive specifications for the time:
Up to 32 GB internal storage
microSDHC memory card extension, hot swappable
Total available application memory up to 1 GB
Display and User Interface
Size: 3.5" resistive touch display
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA)
Desktop with up to 4 personalized views
3D Graphics acceleration with support for OpenGL ES 2.0
Maemo Browser powered by Mozilla technology
Rich Internet content:
Adobe® Flash® Player 9.4
HTML, XHTML, CSS
ARM Cortex-A8 Processor, TI OMAP3430 CPU Clock Rate 600 MHz
Graphics Processor: PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
Now, almost two years from the release, these are no longer top end specifications. What is truly impressive: what can be done with this device now that it was not able to do "out of the box"
The ARM Cortex A8 processor shipped with a maximum speed of 600 MHz. Many N900 enthusiasts have overclocked their devices to as high as 1.15 GHz, an almost 100% increase in processor speed. By editing the cycles vs voltage table it is possible to have better battery life with an N900 running overclocked than stock.
The N900 shipped with a microUSB port used for data transfer and charging. Nokia announced it would not support host mode because of hardware restrictions. After many months of hard work by N900 enthusiast developers the N900 now supports host mode. This allows for mounting flash drives and other USB peripherals on the phone just like it was a computer, which it is.
With Linux distribution Maemo5 shipping on the device an open operating system device was let loose. Community firmware updates (CSSU) continue to arrive, the most recent on 24 December 2012. Using a variety of boot schemes the N900 can run Ubuntu, easy debian, Android, Windows 95 and MeeGo OS. Not all of these allow for full functionality of the device. The point is if you don't like how your N900 operates on Maemo5 you do have a choice. Try booting any of these on your iPhone or Android device?
Nokia left MMS functionality out. A simple download and install of a developer's program added this feature to the phone.
The 5 megapixel camera took okay photos out of the box. F(ranken)Camera allows adjustments of all the parameters of the 5 megapixel sensor. HDR, lowlight photography, panoramic photography, time lapse photography are now all doable using FCamera and one or two other programs. Out of the box it just wasn't so.
The time is rapidly approaching when the IPv4 addresses will all be used. The Internet will have to migrate to IPv6 addressing schemes. The N900 is now ready to take that on. T-Mobile is running an IPv6 trial using the N900 with the power kernel installed. The N900 is looking like it will be future-proof for a while.
Usually when you buy a piece of electronics you expect it to perform at its best the day you first turned it on. The Nokia N900 defies this expectation by performing faster and previously "impossible" tasks. This year has seen release of dual core processor phones, phones with more memory, bigger screens, higher megapixel cameras. Each of these will meet your expectation: it will perform no better a year after you unbox it. Open Source Firmware sets the N900 apart.Read full review
- jackrodrickFeb 26, 2014by
Great screen and sound quality, recommended for experienced users.
Wonderful phone. Battery lasts for 2 days or more for standard use. One of the last smartphones with full physical keyboard (and touchscreen). Contains many extra features, such as built-in FM transmitter and Infra-red (IR) transmitter. It's only limitation with app compatibility, once it runs linux maemo, it cannot natively run iOS or Android apps, but there are many options since all software for this phone is open code.
Recommended for expert users. Outstanding stereo speakers, screen quality.
- umaruzenJan 2, 2014by
A product with great value that EXCEEDS my expectations of a smartphone.
I bought this product because I wanted something dependable and a great value. This little machine does everything well and is perfect for my needs. I'm also in love with the phone's integration with Maemo, a Linux-based OS.
This right here is the smartphone I've always wanted.
- zarabyteNov 2, 2013by
Love it never want any other phone.
Nokia N900 has to be one of the best cell phones ever.
I bought one of these over ebay a few years ago the bad part was i ended up buying it and the keypad on the phone was a french model.
My advice to anyone buying these over ebay is contact the seller before buying it! Make sure it has a US or a keypad in your language mostly i've only seen US versions on ebay but some sellers are selling models that are french so becareful!
Phone is very unique compared to some phones.
I use my phone for pentesting out in the field their is a public firmware called "Pwnie Express" which will gives you some stuff that Backtrack Linux has metasploit wireless carding software ect lots of goodies!
I believe you can get a SIM card for this phone from Metro PCS or you can it the SIM card from AT&T or Sprint.
Can't think of anything else to say.Read full review