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[4 Sep 2010 | | ]
Nokia N900 Price Update

Told to be for 500 euros by some and 700 euros by others. Who is right? None are right. The Nokia N900 with me was bought for 400 euros in Europe and if you convert in into Dollars or Rands, it will be $ 506 and R3.737.

Not so expensive for a Tablet. But if you want to buy the Nokia N900 in South Africa, then it might cost you around R4000 without the usual tax or subsidies.

Multi tasking, Debian Linux abilities and awesome graphics are major contributions to the price of this device.

Nokia was selling the N900 for $489 but it dropped its price to $389. A great deal for the people that wish to buy the Nokia N900.
In the UK, the Nokia N900 Tablet costs 489 pounds with vat so rather buy with Nokia as it is much more reliable and much cheaper and the device already is included with vat but still has delivery charges.
Amazon was selling the Nokia N900 for $689 but then lowered the price very heavily to $489. A big drop of $200.

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[1 Feb 2010 | | ]
Nokia N900 vs. Google Nexus One

Recently it has hit the markets the new Google phone which it has been talking about it since long before it’s released. After quite some time, the Google Phone Nexus One was released on January 5th 2010. As it is a direct competitor of the Nokia N900, we decided to make a comparison between this two.
As my others comparisons were, I’m going to follow the same rules. I’m not going to talk about each specification of these phones, only the differences and the important ones in my opinion.
Dimensions & Weigh – Both presents pretty much the same dimensions with the slightly difference of the deepness as the Nokia N900 presents a physic QWERTY keyboard. However, the N900 is almost 1cm less tall than the Nexus one. The Nexus One dimensions are 119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm while the N900’s one are 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm leading to an important difference if you plan to carry the phone on your pocket and be extreme comfortable with it. Again a little weight difference its expected due to the keyboard, as the N900 weighs 181g and the Nexus One 130g
Display – Both presents the 800×480 pixels resolution. However, the Nokia N900 does it on a 3.5” inches TFT resistive touch screen display while the Nexus One on a 3.7” inches AMOLED capacitive touch screen display. The Nexus One particularity is that it comes with Trackball navigation. Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate are included in both devices.
Memory – As in other comparisons, the N900 presents the one of the best storage capacities on the market as it has a 32 GB internal storage capable of 48 GB with a 16 GB microSD and 256 MB RAM. While the Nexus One has only 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM and It’s capable of storage up o 32 GB with a microSD although a 4 GB microSD is included.
Network & Data – Almost no differences between these two devices, as both comes with GPRS Class 32, HSUPA- 2Mbps, WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB …

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[10 Jan 2010 | | ]
Nokia N900 vs. Nokia E72

Continuing with the Nokia N900 comparisons, today it’s against a family member, the Nokia E72. However it’s a business device, it presents pretty much the same characteristic as the Nokia N900 with slightly differences like full QWERTY keyboard although the N900 ones’ is slide-out. As usual I’m not going to talk about every spec from both phones, what I would do is to point out the differences and the some other important thins related to them.

Display & Dimension – As being a touch phone, the N900 screen it’s bigger and better as it’s 3.5 inch with 800×480 pixels resolution while the E72 is 2.36 inch with 320×240 pixels resolutions. Both are TFT 16M colors. Their sizes it’s almost the same as the E72 measures are 114 x 58 x 10 mm, 65 cc and the N900 measures are 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm, 113 cc although the N900 weights a just a little more (181 g against the 128g of the E72).
Memory – As the E72 is consider a business phone this is its’ weak point, coming along with only 250 MB internal memory capable of up to 16GB with a microSD card as the N900 has 32 GB internal memory capable of up to 48 GB with a 16GB microSD card.
Data & Connectivity – Both come along with Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS and EDGE capabilities: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g (the E72 adds Nokia VoIP 3.0), 3G – HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps, EDGE – Class 32, 296 kbps and GPRS – Class 32, 100 kbps. As the E72 lacks of infrared port, its’ Bluetooth version is 2.0 with A2PD while the N900 Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP.
Camera – The E72 camera has been updated from a 3.2 MP (Nokia E71) to a 5 MP camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, and LED flash capable of a video recording VGA@15fps. There is a slightly difference because the N900 camera resolutions is 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, DUAL Led flash and video light as it records video on a WVGA resolution (848 x 480)@25fps. The differences are minimal.
Hardware & OS & Features – …

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[9 Jan 2010 | | ]
Nokia N900 vs. Sony Ericsson Satio

As the Nokia N900 has been released, I thought that it was a good idea to compare it against the possible competitors. The Sony Ericsson Satio is one of those and although it has similar features, there are important differences on some of them. As usual I’m not going to talk about every spec from both phones, what I would do is to point out the differences and the some other important thins related to them.

Dimensions & Display – The sizes are pretty similar although the N900 is a little bit bigger probable because of the QWERTY keyboard as well as being the heaviest. However, there is an important difference in the touch screen as the Satio screen is 360×640 pixels and the N900 is 800×400 pixels. Both screens are 16M colors and 3.5 inch.
Memory – Despite of being a top of the range phone, the Satio only has 128MB internal memory with the possibility of taking it up to 32 GB with a microSD card. Instead, the N900 has 32GB internal memory with the possibility of taking it up to 48 GB with a 16 microSD card.
Data & Connectivity– Both have Wi-Fi as well as 3G, GPRS and EDGE although the Satio GPRS and EDGE is Class 10 and the N900 is Class 32. While the 3G connectivity on the N900 is HSDPA, 10Mbps; HSUPA, 2Mbps and the Satio is HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 3.6 Mbps. Both have Bluetooth with a little difference that the Satio has v2.0 with A2DP and the N900 v2.1 with A2DP too. The last important difference is the lack of an infrared port on the Satio.
Camera – The Satio strength point of the Satio, introducing the most powerful camera on the mobile phones market with 12.1 MP resolution, 4000 x 3000 pixels, autofocus, xenon flash, video LED flash as well as Touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection. Where the N900 has a 5MP, 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light as well as geo-tagging. However on the video category, the N900 is better as it records a WVGA …

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[28 Dec 2009 | | ]
35% off Coupon for Zagg invisibleSHIELDS!

If you have read the recent post about the Zagg invisibleSHIELDS for Screen and Body protection, the guys at Zagg have read it too. That’s why they send it to us a 35% discount coupon on invisibleSHIELDS. So if you were thinking on buying it after reading the post, now you have the best opportunity. Using as promotion code the words “HOLIDAY35” on the Zagg web page you would be getting the discount.
For example, if you go to Zagg web page in order to buy the Screen and Body protector that be review, the price of the Screen protector only without the discount is $14.99  but after the discount is $9.74! and if you are interested on the full protection package, the price before discount is $24.99 and after it is only $16.24! A really good price for protection a gorgeous Nokia N900 that cost around $550.

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[26 Dec 2009 | | ]
Vodafone probable prices for the Nokia N900

A few weeks ago we announced that Vodafone was going to market the Nokia N900 in UK. Today there is new information available about the probable prices for the Nokia N900 including the kind of contracts. Apparently, Vodafone hasn’t made the final decision about these prices but they are the preliminary and I don’t think that it could change too much.
The price of the un-locked sim free handset is 599 euro available through the Nokia online shop. However, Vodafone subvention would be in exchange of a 18 month contract. Offering a compulsory data traffic pack for the first 6 month of 15 euro per month, Vodafone suggest not canceling it after that clamming that the user wouldn’t take advantage of the power of the Nokia N900. Apart from this connectivity rate, it would be able on three different kinds of contracts, one as a minimum use of 9 euro, then there would be two plain rates, one of 19.90 euro and another of 59.90 euro. The initial price to get the Nokia N900 isn’t known yet.

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[22 Dec 2009 | | ]
Nokia N900 available in Spain

If you looked up for the Nokia N900 in Spain, the oficial Nokia Spain web page offered you the phone but what you where actually doing was to pre-ordering it. However, the button’s word has changed from “pre-ordered” to “Buy”.
An incredible news for our Spanish readers and as this situations has repeated (first appearing in the UK, and now in Spain) I recommend you to the readers living in Europe to check your Nokia’s country page in order to check if the Nokia N900 is available too in your countries.
Coming back to the news, the Nokia N900 in Spain includes a hands-free headset BH-212 and an extra battery DC-11. This last accessory gives you the possibility of taking with you up to one full charge. In addition, it also gives you the option of charging two devices but not a full charge. You could buy it for EUR€ 599 and there are two shipping option’s. One tittles as “normal shipping” meaning that the device should arrive on December 21st and then is the “express shipping” which is free of charge and the arriving date should be before December 24th.
Source: Globedia

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[16 Dec 2009 | | ]
Portuguese People: Get Nokia N900 cheaper

The Nokia N900 has been released in Portugal and is available for purchase on the Nokia Portugal website, it comes unlocked and everything else. If you purchase right now you will get Nokia N900 before Christmas for 599€, it’s not cheap and you could think it would be better to buy via ebay…it can…in some cases, but remember that buying via Ebay is an international purchase and the delivery can take many days and you wouldn’t get your hands on the N900 by Christmas.

Fortunately, here at Nokia N900, we have a tip for you to save 109€ on the Nokia N900 and get it new and unlocked and with everything you would have right if buying on the Nokia Official Store website. If you live in Portugal, or even Spain (all you need to know is to speak Portuguese), you can get the Nokia N900 much more cheaper via Proposta Genuína, a website that I found and where I purchased my new Nokia E52 (priced at 309€ at the Nokia Store and where I purchased by 230€ in Proposta Genuína). Simply check the differences and have in mind that I am a happy buyer from this store and that this store is referenced by Pixmania. Indeed you can get the Nokia N900 at a very good price.
Well, this is just my opinion. My name is Muhammad, and I am portuguese, I collaborate with Matias to bring you you daily news, tips, application packs and games for the Nokia N900 everyday and just thought this tip would be good for all of you as the Nokia N900 was released yesterday in Portugal. Here on this PDF you can have a look at the Nokia N900 technical specifications.
The cheapest price here in Europe that I found is this, 490€, and you? Tell us where you got the N900, how you got it and how much you paid. Any of you bought via Ebay? Who intends to buy?
We are also working on to get a contest here on the N900 website to give-away a newly Nokia N900.

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[7 Dec 2009 | | ]
Nokia N900 to be released in South Africa!

While the actual scene of the Nokia N900 on the Europe and USA markets is limited due to the partial release of the phone, only available through the pre-order kind of sale, Nokia South Africa has announced today that they would release the Nokia N900.
Back in mid November Nokia revealed that they wouldn’t release the Nokia N900 on the South Africa Market. This was established by Nokia the same day that they announced the release of the Nokia N97 mini and he Nokia Booklet. But today we received the good news! the South Africa Communications Managers Tanja Steenkamp explained that back on those days the strategy was to release the Nokia N900 in select markets only. However, a “solid business case” convinced head executives at Nokia to ship the device to South Africa.
There isn’t an exact release day yet because it has just started the first approaches between Nokia, the major network provider and communication authority in order to approve the Nokia N900 for retail locally. The estimated date which the Nokia N900 is expected to be available would be sometime around the second quarter of 2010.
Steenkamp also added that the price hasn’t been set yet but you got to know that the global price is around €500 (R5,500) without sales tax or surcharges. For more information you would have to wait a few more months, more precisely on February.

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[5 Nov 2009 | | ]
Nokia N900 to be released in EE.UU and UK!

It seems that the released date was never to come, but finally it looks like we are now on the final stage of this story.
Based on NewEgg web page, the gorgeous Nokia N900 will be released on the November 14th (less than ten days from today!) in EE.UU. For $559.99 you can get it (unlocked) when the original price was $649.00 meaning you are saving $89.01. And Free Shipping. Let’s hope this is true.
Our UK friends will have to wait 2 days more than our American friends, because the released day for them would be November 16th. But they have quite an interesting advantage. They can get it for free! How is that? Depending on the plan you can get the Nokia N900 for free with a 2 years contract agreement a £35 monthly plan from Orange (includes 900 minutes). Or if you want to pay for this beautiful phone you can get it for £10 with a £30 monthly plan and 2 years contract with O2.
After Nokia has postponed the released date from October to November, I think Nokia won´t change the date again, because this decision of changing the date make some people (Nokia loyal customers’) start to get angry with Nokia. So another change would increase this number of people, taking down the image of the company, something that no company wants. So let´s hope for the best!

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[26 Sep 2009 | | ]
Price first dropping on and now disappearing on N900 at Amazon!

I know that´s not hot news that the price on the N900 had dropped on because this happened a few days ago. Probably the most of you (readers) have read about this notice that Amazon dropped on the price from U$S649 to some price near U$S583, about a 10% of discount. But what it really is hot news is that Amazon decided to remove the price of the pre order and even the pre order it-self. In state of the preorder, you would find a short text like this:
Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available
So right next to this, there is a box like this:

When you click on the box, you would be asked your email or your Amazon account, to end in a box like this:

Why this radical change? Some says that this might means that there was a delay in shipping, other prefers to belive that  too many people put in pre-orders and Amazon doesn’t have the supply ready to meed demand. All possible scenarios ready to be confirm in a few days when the N900 finally would be on sale on this country. Nothing Official!
Meanwhile the price at Nokia´s official shop online web is a expensive U$S649.
But wait a minute! What is happening on the old continent? If you check Nokia official shop online web you would find quite a particular 599 Euros (Spain) or 649 Euros (France) but in some countries are included a Bluetooth headset like in Spain, interesting.

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[15 Sep 2009 | | ]
Nokia N900 coming to US retailers on September 27, 2009

Hold your breath for September 27th.The Nokia Blog mentions that Nokia has given one of its major distributors in the United States the estimated date for the Nokia N900.
Retailers receive their stock a couple of days after distributors ship them over.
The suggested retail price is $649 USD just as expected. Want to pre book your Nokia N900? (in the USA) click here.
It would be interesting to know whether people would prefer to prebook the device or compare it side by side with the Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini before actually purchasing the device.
For those who are not too happy with the symbian S60 v5 interface, Maemo 5 may provide a fresh breath of air.
Though the USD 50-USD 60 may prove to bend the sales in the favour of the 32GB N97. I personally in a way regret buying the N97 since the Maemo platform looks very promising and so does the new fast ARM processor thats present in the Nokia N900.
For those of you who need to replace your old phone, the N900 is the way to go if you’re ready to spend that kind of money. For the current lot of N97 owners, I would suggest you to take a demo of the N900 and only then think of changing your device. With the rising popularity of Maemo 5, who knows, Nokia might just release a firmware for the N97 which would replace Symbian S60 v5 with Maemo 5, for the Nokia N97. Now thats wishful thinking for the Nokia N97 user who aspires to own the N900 but does not want to spend that kind of money again on a similar (read sibling) device.

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[13 Sep 2009 | | ]
Buy the Nokia N97? or wait for the N900.. read on!

Just a few months after the launch of the high end Nokia N97, Nokia have now announced the Nokia N900. Replacing the N810 Internet Tablet, the N900 is a beast for the fact that it is more of a smartphone than an Internet Tablet – you can even make phone calls on it!
This positions it on top of the smartphone market, where it competes directly with the Nokia N97, Sony Xperia and the HTC Touch Pro 2! So what is it that the N900 can do that the N97 can not do? And besides should you go ahead and buy the Nokia N97 or wait for the N900 to lauch?
The dimensions of the Nokia N900 are 4.4″ x 2.3″ x 0.7″, which is big for a phone, but only as big as an HTC TouchPro 2. And when you think that the N900 is being pitched as an Internet Tablet, it’s actually kind of small.
One thing that isn’t in doubt is the N900’s looks. It’s black, it’s big, it’s a touchscreen smartphone, but with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that looks more like the E90’s than than the N97’s. Better still, with an 800 x 480 screen, it looks like it really means business.
The extensive list of features includes:
• 32GB of internal storage
• 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
• Dual-LED Flash
• 800 x 480 video recording
• A-GPS with Ovi Maps
• 10Mbps download, 2Mbps upload HSDPA for super-fast browsing
• Quad-band GSM
• 54Mbps data transfer over Wi-Fi
• 600MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor
• 1GB application memory
• OpenGLES 2.0 3D graphics acceleration
• Superb Web browser with built-in support for Adobe Flash 9.4
• Maemo 5 operating system
• TV-Out
• Media player supporting the following formats and codecs: mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp, H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263
• Music formats supported include .wav, .mp3, .AAC, .eAAC, .wma, .m4a
• FM Radio
That’s a huge list of features. But look a little closer, and you’ll see it’s not that different to the N97. So how do the two differ, and which one should you buy?
Where the two differ significantly, is the operating systems underpinning each phone, and the vision that Nokia has for them.
The Nokia N97 uses the old Symbian operating system that Nokia have been using on …