The Powerful Combination
Believe it or not the combination of the Maemo 5 and the N900´s incredible features could lead to very impressive applications. These is because of the excellent hardware included on the N900 like the AMG Cortex A8 giving it 600MHz processing power, the graphic accelerator OpenGL ES 2.0 and the 1 GB RAM (256 true memory and 768 virtual memory) and the promising Maemo 5.
And why am I telling you this? Because although there are not too many applications available now, here is a preview of the possibilities that the N900 would bring to the application development community. In my opinion, it´s not a very useful application, but it´s very fun and again it´s a preview of what is next.
The Application gives the guy with the N900 the control to a video walls display from a distance. So he writes a message on the N900 and then sends it to be displayed on the remote display. Up to now nothing that can´t be done with any phone. But then with the N900’s accelerometer he controls the animation! Here comes more, the mobile phone can get information from an RSS feed. Impressive!
Here is the video, check it out!
But what I really want you to play attention to is the speed of response. Check it again, how quickly the guy on the video moves the phone and at the exact same time it´s happening on the remote display, almost instantly! We have to take account that the phone it´s detecting the movement with the accelerometer, calculating the movement and sending the image to the remote display. All this happen so quickly that we can´t notice it. It runs very smoothly.
So I am sure that we would see very cool and quiet powerful application.