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Features (Final) – Nokia N900 vs. Apple iPhone 3Gs

5 October 2009Entry by

Nokia N900 vs iPhone 3GsLast but not less important, here is the comparison on the Features aspect between this two.

  • The first impression is the OS. The Nokia N900 with his brand-new Maemo 5, a Linux-based OS open source! Very promising. On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 3Gs with his own iPhone OS based on Mac-OS meaning a Closed Source with open source components.
  • On the messaging area, both present the same possibilities such as SMS, MMS, Email and Push-Email (every new e-mail is instantly and actively transferred to the phone, more info click here). This last part is the reason why I added this point, because there is not a difference as you read it but I wanted to point out that each one has his own push-email service but not as good as the Blackberry service (that´s the case on the iPhone 3Gs) as long as I have read on this subject. In the case of the Nokia N900 this would be true if it would have the Nokia Messaging Email, but it´s unknown.
  • The Browser. As an Internet tablet the Nokia N900 leads with the capability to use the WAP 2.0, xHTML, HTML and RSS feeds protocols (Thanks to the Flash Player 9.4 on it). While the iPhone 3Gs only has HTML protocol.
  • Finally, some difference on some feature that I didn’t know how to categorize are on the Nokia N900 the Stereo FM Radio, Java (MIDP 2.1), a wide variety of music and video format (audio: MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ and video: WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD) and a Document Viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF).

This is how we get to the end of this intensive comparison. Some things to clarify here, is about the OS that we don’t know too much about the Maemo 5, practical talking, because we haven’t seen it running yet, so that’s why I like to say that is promising, we have to wait to see the results. And about the Browser part, I want to add that on the Nokia N900 you can navigate to almost all the internet pages due to those attributes I have mention before.


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