Communication Center on the Nokia N900
Today I would like to talk with you about the integration of communication that the N900 makes possible. There is a lot of videos of the N900 going around the internet, and one called my attention. This is a review of the Communication Center of the N900. Very nice, but the bad news for us is that It is in Italian. Still I decided to go for it, and tried to understand it and write a post about this, because it´s a quite a particular information. So, before continuing I want to say that I´m sorry for my bad translation.
As you might know, the Nokia N900 should be only an internet tablet, but now it is also a phone. What does this means? It means that Nokia has added to it, one of most important communication and popular technologies, the cell phone. So you don’t only have the Internet connections like Skype, MSN, etc. but you also are able to make regular phone calls or SMS. But it doesn´t ends there! By adding the GSM chip, now you are able to use internet when Wi-Fi it´s not available by connecting by EDGE, HSPDA, 3G.
Let´s see the video first, and then we talk about it!
In the first part of the video, it´s shown how you are able to be connected to most of the popular accounts like Gmail, Ovi, Skype, etc. all of them simultaneously. And how you can decide in each one which status you want to be. This way you are communicated with everyone by the internet, all your friends, your partners, your work colleagues.
Later on the video, when the guys activate the keyboard on the touch screen display, is showing how you are able to make a call. The first thing he does (when he touches the button at the top of the screen) it´s to select which account he would use to make the call. So those shown would be through Skype (regular Skype-to-Skype call or Skype-out), cell phone (GSM network), Google Talk.
And in the last part, back on the communication center, he tries to show another way to make a call to one of your contacts. By using the ones he has on the desktop, he selects one and there we can see how the N900 shows all the way to contact that person. In the case of the video, it´s only Skype chat or Skype call, but also you can have on it the others communication services.
What I want to highlight, as I said on the beginning of this post, it´s the integration. With this mobile phone plus Internet Tablet or Internet Tablet plus mobile phone (you decide the way you want to see it), you have right at your hand every kind of popular communication, and you can take it and use it everywhere! Simply amazing.