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[19 Sep 2010 | | ]
Nokia N900 vs HTC Wildfire

Nokia N900 and HTC Wildfire are trying to achieve the best results but Nokia’s are still the best in my opinion. The HTC Wildfire was released in May while the Nokia N900 was released in November last year.
In the size department, the Nokia N900 is beating the HTC’s dimensions with 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm, 113 cc while the Wildfire has 106.8 x 60.4 x 12 mm. The HTC comes with a TFT capacitive touchscreen while the N900 comes with something similar to it but it is a TFT resistive touchscreen. In the other hand, The Nokia N900 has a much larger display with 800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches and the Wildfire losing with 240 x 320 pixels, 3.2 inches.

As usual, both the devices have a 3.5 mm audio jack. I think a new audio jack must be made, maybe a 5.5 or a 6.6 because some of the customers get bored of the usual things. The Nokia N900 comes with a substantial amount of memory of 32GB and the HTC Wildfire comes with 384 MB RAM and  512 MB ROM. The Nokia N900 has 5 MP, 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash and a video light which some of the features are lacking on the HTC Wildfire.

Looking at the HTC, it comes with the same old boring Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair) software platform while the Nokia N900 comes with a Debian-Linux based software platform called the Maemo 5. But the Nokia N900 comes with Skype and GoogleTalk VoIP integration, many multimedia features, TV-out, PDF document viewer, Photo editor and a Adobe Flash Player 9.4 which enables the device to access basically any site. The HTC comes with a Digital compass. Dedicated search key, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, many multimedia functions and a Voice memo.

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[10 Sep 2010 | | ]
Nokia N900 vs Nokia N9

Some say that the N9 is Chinese and a another version of the N8 as well as a mini Nokia N900.
The N8 is similar to the N9 but the only addition is the QWERTY keyboard which the Nokia N900 also has.
The Nokia N9 is rumored to be released in Q1 of 2011 while the Nokia N900 has already been released.
A TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors is present on the Nokia N900 while the Nokia N9 has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
Both Nokia’s have a 3.5  mm audio jack making it easier for the users that already have a audio jack, not to spend more money replacing the jack.
The Nokia N9 comes with an amazing 64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM which leaves the Nokia N900 way behind with 32GB storage and 256 RAM.
The initial camera of the Nokia N9 includes 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash but this time, the Nokia N900 beats it with 5 MP, 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash and a video light. Carl Zeiss optics is one of the few things that buyers look for but I wonder why the N9 lacks it.
The Nokia N9 reminded me of the Nokia N8 because both the devices have Symbian ^3 OS software. The Nokia N900 comes with Maemo 5 which is based on Debian-Linux which makes the device suitable for Linux users.
The Nokia N9 takes a BV4D battery but the N9 forgot something, normally, the Nokia batteries have a sticker verifying that it is original but this N9 doesn’t come with it.

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[10 May 2010 | | ]
Proporta USB TurboCharger 3400 Review

I’ve finally received it few days ago and tested it heavily for this time. Results are promising and I’m already sure it’s good piece of hardware that I can easily recommend to anyone (not only N900 users). But first things first…
You can easily buy (or check it’s detailed specifications) Proporta USB TurboCharger 3400 or other N900 charger (detailed specification available here) and it should be shipped quite fast (I was surprised that even recent volcano eruption haven’t issued delivery time).

After unboxing you get the charger itself and small sack with retractable USB cable, manual, various plugs, from which USB micro and mini are the most important and enough place to put charger itself. Everything looks pretty elegant, black box a bit smaller than N900, with  USB A socket for power input, USB mini socket for power output, one button and five blue LEDs to indicate current capacity. Out of the box it’s charget to about 70%, but I wanted to check it’s full potential. Charging is simple, just use the cable and USB mini plug with any USB port (i.e. in your computer).
Testing day 1
In the morning N900 and charger are fully charged, I started draining battery by using device a bit more than every day, this way in the evening I was getting ‘Battery low’ notification. I’ve connected charger to N900 using the same cable and USB micro plug. Charging speed is approximately the same as from computer, so I left it connected for the night and went asleep.
Testing day 2
Next day started with fully charged N900 and more than half of full capacity in charger. Again I was using device in power-draining way and around evening ‘Battery low’ showed up again. This time I connected charger and plugged N900 to TV to watch a movie. After approximately 1.5 hours movie ended, charging continued and I left it this way. When charger finally indicated that it’s empty N900 battery was charged to about 85-90% of full capacity.
This charger allows to extend time using N900 approximately 3 times! I think that from today it will be regular part of my …

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[14 Apr 2010 | | ]
Scared of breaking your N900? Here’s our tip

At the N900 blog we clearly care a lot for the phone. It is a very expensive smartphone, and it’s not easy to get the money to buy it, never mind replace one!

So, breaking it is clearly not an option. Even with warranty and insurance, you’ll still to pay a lot to get it fixed, so we found and tested a quick, cheap and easy way to protect your most-loved device: put a transparent sticker.
Well, not any sticker. These are transparent resistant stickers made to avoid breaking screens!
The one that we looked up for you does that, it’s super affordable, and we deliver it to your door, for FREE! True free shipping to ANYWHERE in the world.
You’re clearly not getting this great deal any other time, so “add  to the cart” now, and pay only 6.99€ for 3 units of N900 protective sticker, with free shipping! If you want to know how much it costs in your currency, leave a comment; or leave a comment for ANY question
UPDATE: DISCOUNT – NOW 5,99€ here due to the new released store.

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[13 Apr 2010 | | ]
Nokia C6 unveiled | N900 comparison

Although I just compared the Nokia N900 with the iPhone OS 4, I have to write outside my schedule about the new Nokia C6 unveil from today. The first impression to me was that Nokia brings a really nice looking professional smartphone to the market. You can discover a little similarity to the N97, only the keyboard is slided out like at the N900. It runs on Symbian S600 5th edition, got an 3.2 inch HD touchscreen, a four row keyboard and a five megapixel camera. These specks seems to be almost same as from the N97, but the functionality and the fabrication looks way better.

The functions are also pretty much like in the N97 and N97 mini, but the price seems to be a real killer. Only eur 220,00 before taxes and subsidies are estimated, and thats not even the half of our phones price. And it has the free Nokia Turn by Turn Ovi Maps navigation too right from the box. It brings the best messaging together with instant access to your favourite contacts and communications as we are used from our N900´s. The phone itself is expected in the second quarter of 2010 and I can´t wait to see it for real.

I think this will be a really hot device! Take a closer look at: Nokia C3, C5 and E5. What do you think about it?
– sam | visit our Nokia N900 forum –

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[9 Apr 2010 | | ]
N900 vs. iPhone OS4

Although the iPhone OS 4 itself is not on the market yet (its release is predicted to the second half of 2010), its upcoming features can be already compared to the N900.

Steve Jobs introduced numerous improvements for the new version of the iPhone in the Apple headquarters in Cupertino on the 8th of April. But hold on: Most of them sounds very familiar to us N900 users.

The first of these new characteristics is quess what: Yes, Multitasking! Doesn´t we have this already on our N900s? And hasn´t Nokia always been one step ahead when it comes to multitasking on mobile devices? Well, I think so! Steve showed about 12 applications running at the same time. How much do you have tested running on the N900?
Skype is coming as an native app also. Another feature what is still build in from the beginning in our phones.
Background location. WOW, what does this mean? The iPhone is able to get GPS data, while listening to music or watching to a video … from where does this come from? Because of Nokias accomplishment since the old Symbian versions, maybe?
One of the new quintessence is the possibility to create folders on the iPhone. Is this something new and mind-blowing? Yes, for iPhone users of course. The Apple phone is slowly approximating a handheld computer status like the N900 was right from the start.
Another novelty presented from Apple is the Mail Box administration. Do I really have to write more about this? Conversations will be stored in so called Threads. Wondering about the similarity to the chat-like message function on our N900.
And at last really something new: iAd. The name alone should tell you all. Advertising on the phone. Yes, that´s what I really want to have, don´t you?
Don´t misunderstand me: I like the iPhone. It´s a very stylish designed smartphone just for the right audience. Amazingly with this new features it will more and more be competitive with devices like ours. Where Apple wants to go with its iPhone?
– sam | visit our Nokia N900 forum –
Edit: I forgot one: Still No Flash!

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[27 Dec 2009 | | ]
Nokia N900 transmits over FM?

We have already talked about the Nokia N900 specs. How power full was thanks to its ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz processor with PowerVR SGX graphics, the amazing 5MP camera Carl Zeiss optics that Nokia has accustomed us with autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light, even the great memory for storage initially of 32 GB with the possibility to take it up to 48 GB. Leaving the hardware a side and bringing the software, the newly Maemo 5 OS is very promising, and the incredible internet capability making a revolution in this subject as it is the first one introducing the desktop computer internet experience on a mobile phone.
However, there is one that spec that it’s very interesting too and it hasn’t call too much the attention in my opinion. That would be the FM transmitter. This little hardware adds gives the possibility to the Nokia N900 to transmit over FM frequencies. But what it would transmit? Music its one possibility as one person seems who uploaded a YouTube video, showing how it starts playing music on the Nokia N900 while you listen a radio playing on the background. The guy activates somehow the FM transmitter and establishes the same FM frequency as the radio on the background, and instantly you are hearing the music played on the Nokia N900 through the radio speakers.
In my opinion, it’s an interesting capability and as far as I know unique although it needs time for developers to work with it a little bit and see the applications and uses that that they could find to this FM transmitter.
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UPDATE: (28-12-2009) – Hey, here is a new video where a guy use it as an FM transmitter is used on radio cars. By setting the same FM frequency on both (car radio and Nokia N900), he listen his personal music selection through …

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[17 Dec 2009 | | ]
Exhaustive review of the Nokia N900

After having read plenty of reviews about the Nokia N900, I finally found what I think is the best one. In my opinion it’s the first review that covers every angle of the Nokia N900 and the most complete ever.
The Nokia N900 review made by our folks at PhoneReport, an excellent news portal about the last mobile world news which I highly recommend, its separate in 9 different categories such as:

Introduction: History, Competitor and Specs
Design: Hardware and Performance Features
Software: Introduction and the Basics
Software: Multimedia and Games
Software: GPS Navigation and LBS
Software: Web Browser and RSS feed reader
Software: Extra and Tools
Camera: Interface, Image and Video Samples
Conclusion: Summary, Verdict and Rating

In additions of the full analysis of the Nokia N900, the pictures of the phone are pretty good too and they haven’t seen before. However, I have to warn you that could seem a little extensive. But you could read it one category at the time when you feel like. So if you want have a look at the review, please click here.

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[27 Nov 2009 | | ]
Nokia N900 – Skype & GTalk calls through 3G Network

It’s not news that the Nokia N900 gives you the possibility of communicate avoiding using your carrier network due to the WiFi feature and the Skype and Gtalk and other IM apps on the phone. But using the first two through 3G network, it´s something I have to point out.
The N900 has among its integrated systems the Skype, meaning that the Nokia N900 hasn’t a Skype application installed. Even more, Skype is integrated into Maemo as method calls and contacts. This situation repeats for Google Talk, but what is more interesting is the possibility to make audio calls to contacts in Skype and Google Talk.
On a Spanish Blog called GizmóvilI, the writer tried this communication services under N900 WiFi network and Vodafone’s 3G network in Spain, with incredible results which he did not expect, making calls to your contacts using the network operator. We all know that the operators block VoIP protocols to avoid saturation of the nodes and this way, you make phone calls to pay their rates. Not with this terminal.
For the tests he’s done under WiFi and Vodafone’s 3.5G network he could make and receive Skype and Google Talk calls without problems, with a fairly decent quality audio but with some delay in the sound, less than a second.
As this writer says we are not sure how Maemo manages these calls, VoIP is assumed to be stopped by operator, but may not be so. Maybe the Nokia N900 uses another form of transmitting call’s data. What is certain is this: you can call Google Talk contacts and Skype using your flat rate data.
Here is the image where you could see the 3.5G logo on the top of the Nokia N900 screen.

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[1 Nov 2009 | | ]
Flash Player 10.1 on Nokia N900!

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The Nokia N900 specs that you would find on most of the web site and even on our post about this subject, probably mentions one of the most interesting features of the Nokia N900, the ability of running Flash Player 9.4, giving to the phone the power to open almost every web site. A few post ago, we justify that almost due to the bad news about the phone not being able to run the iPlayer from the BBC web page.
New Version of Flash Player

Nevertheless we got some interesting news. On the Adobe MAX 2009, the Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch showed the new version of the Flash Player (v10.1) running on smartphones, netbooks and the of course, the Nokia N900. So with this new notice, the word almost gets thinner!
Video Running the Flash Player 10.1

Here you have the video where it´s showed the Flash Player 10.1 running on the N900. That would be the first minute. But if you have time, check out the rest of the video where it´s showed the upgrades made on the Flash Player.

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[6 Oct 2009 | | ]
Nokia N900 Browser

I want to share this two videos I have found on the internet about the Internet Browser of the Nokia N900. You would see the incredible capability of the Nokia N900 on opening any Internet page. Where does it come from this capability? Basically because the phone is gifted with the possibility of reading WAP 2.0, xHTML, HTML protocols and also thanks to the Flash Player 9.4 included on it.
You can navigate through the YouTube page just like you were using your desktop computer, and look the videos without any problem. In addition to this, you are able to play most of Facebook games too! Like the World Challenge for example. I’m only giving examples here in order to illustrate the importance of this new step on mobile browsing.
But Are Nokia and I overreacting when we say that it´s just like on your desktop computer? Nothing has proved the opposite yet. But If this is not enough for you, you can also copy and paste text from the internet, using the simple combination of commands Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V, sounds familiar?
There are a few more cool thing like the way to zoom in-out, etc. but I want you to see it by yourself. Don’t want to take away the surprise! As I said before, this is a new step on mobile browsing and we can say that this is real mobile internet, Internet to take to everywhere you go!

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[28 Sep 2009 | | ]
Display & Sound – Nokia N900 vs. Apple iPhone 3Gs

Although the differences on Network & Data aspect are not to important, now in this aspect (Display & Sound) we would find that this two master pieces really have important ones.

First of all we have the size of the display. Both are 3.5 inches but the resolution on the Nokia N900 is up to a 800×600 pixels while in the iPhone you only have a 340×480 pixels. The display resolution of a display device typically refers to the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed, so this would lead to a better definition of the images.
Having many pros the N900 makes the iPhone 3Gs looks bad. But now it´s the iPhone 3Gs who wins with a dimension of 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm (a nice dimension considering that it´s a Smartphone) while the Nokia N900 dimensions are 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm (part of this due to the QWERTY keyboard).
The dimensions bring another problem to the Nokia N900, the weight of 181 g against the only 131 g of the iPhone 3Gs. Again, due to a few more physical features.
Finally the sound part, Nokia has got us used to have stereo speakers (3.5 mm) on their phones while the iPhone 3Gs has a single speaker (3.5 mm either).

Not only the good features have to be taken on account when choosing a phone (this makes it very attractive) but the size it´s important. Because you have to feel comfortable with it, when using it or while it´s on your pocket. So between this two you have to choose size or excellent features.

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[27 Sep 2009 | | ]
Network & Data – Nokia N900 vs. Apple iPhone 3Gs

Comprising this two beast of the mobile community could not change the choice of the people. I know that it won’t lead to that, but it´s good to establish the important difference and unique qualities that this two phones have between each other. I won´t talk about each specification of the phones and then compare against each other. What I´ll do it´s to talk about their punctual differences and special features.
I am going to compare each aspect on diverse post because if not, it would end up on Megapost and I don’t want to bore you that´s not my objective. I only want to inform you.
In the Network & Data aspect, we would find that both phones are very similar but with little differences.

One of those is the possibility of having HSCSD (Improves the speed of transmission over the GSM network, for more information please click here) on the Nokia N900 while in the iPhone 3Gs is missing.
Not surprising at all, we find that the iPhone 3Gs lacks of DNLA, a standard used by manufacturers to allow entertainment devices within the home to share their content with each other across a home network (more info here). Something that Apple has got us used to find when talking about sharing with other manufacturer´s devices.
Then exist a little difference on the speed of transmission over the HSDPA, where the iPhone 3Gs only has a 7.2 Mbps while the Nokia N900 reach a 10Mbps.
The last structural difference it´s the lack of an Infrared Port on the iPhone 3Gs. It´s not essential to have this, because it  has became obsolete to establish a transmission, but we can´t forget that thanks to this little buddy we can have the benefit of converting our phones on Universal Remote Control!(Like on the Nokia N900, check here).

Conclusion: Beyond the infrared port lack, both phones have pretty much the same for regular users. For a more exquisite user, the Nokia N900 has better conditions. It´s just a few centimeters ahead of the iPhone 3Gs (in Network & Data aspects).

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[9 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Nokia N900 – Tech specifications

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 900
Announced 2009, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2009, October
SIZE Dimensions 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm, 113 cc
Weight 181 g
DISPLAY Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Full QWERTY keyboard
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers
– 3.5 mm audio jack
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB
DATA GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 10Mbps; HSUPA, 2Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, WVGA(848 x 480)@25fps
Secondary Yes, VGA
CPU ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX graphics
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (Maemo Browser), RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio; FM transmitter
Games Yes, Bounce, Chess, Mahjong + downloadable
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
– Digital compass
– MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ music player
– WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD video player
– TV-out
– Voice command/dial
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Photo editor
– T9
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J)