By 12 November 2009 | Categories: news


Nokia’s highly anticipated N900, which runs on the Linux-based Maemo operating system, is causing a buzz on the internet with news that it\'s set to launch on 16 November in the UK.

Nokia said the N900 was designed to bring the desktop computing experience to mobile devices. It\'s aimed at business users and web addicts and features the latest browser by Mozilla that ensures the best possible mobile internet browsing, with functionality identical to that found on your PC.

The N900 looks to be a powerful device with a 3.5" touch-screen and 1 GB of RAM (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory), allowing it to handle multiple apps simultaneously. Its ARM Coretex-A8 processor runs at 600 MHz and the PowerVR SGX graphics processor supports OPENGL ES 2.0 graphics. Similar to the N97, the N900 has a hardware QWERTY keyboard, which enables fast typing to produce emails and text messages.

Like the latest Android devices, the N900 also pulls in contacts from a variety of social networking sites, like Twitter and Facebook, and integrates conversations by contacts, regardless of whether that communication took place via email, MMS or SMS, a chat service or via Facebook. The device features 32 GB of storage which can be expanded to 48 GB using a microSD card.

[Update: The Nokia N900 will not be made available in South Africa]. No word yet on its availability or pricing in South Africa.


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