Nokia N900 MID Falls Short Of Netbook Standard
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Nokia’s new MID has been announced and is getting a fair amount of press. Known as the Nokia N900, the new device has also been referred to as the Rover or Maemo Flagship. It’s small, sporting a 3.5-inch touchscreen, but has a higher resolution (800 x 480) than its N810 predecessor.
It features an OMAP3430 500/600 MHz CPU as well as an accelerometer and GPS system. Furthermore, it’s a smartphone with WCDMA and GSM Quad-Band connectivity. Rumor has it that T-Mobile will help in launching the device internationally this July and in the US around August. The EU should get the new Nokia MID by October.
Specs are generally below what you’d expect in netbooks, which is standard for an MID. With the Maemo 5 OS, 32 GB of space, Firefox, video capture, Wi-Fi and HSPA it’s certainly not crippled. Still, it fails to beat out netbooks for specs or value, as many MID lovers would have hoped.