Nokia N900: Internet Tablet with Maemo Linux
Nokia has introduced the N900 as the newest in its line of Linux-based Internet tablets.
Unlike the earlier Nokia tablets, the N900 device based on the Maemo Linux platform can now run on G2 (GSM) and G3 (UMTS) mobile networks and no longer depends exclusively on WLAN connections as do its predecessors the N800 and N810. The N900 brings a 3.5" WVGA display (at 800 x 480 pixels), touchscreen and both a retractable and onscreen keyboard. Nokia also morphed the Internet tablet into a smartphone with the usual ingredients such as a 5-megapixel digital camera, A-GPS navigation and FM transmitter.
Whereas its precedessors were more or less tabletop devices, the N900 with its 111 x 60 x 18 mm size and 181 gram weight can fit in your shirt pocket. Availability is "soon" according to the Nokia Maemo website, which also lists the specifications.
Some of the key data:
3.5 mm AV connector
TV out (PAL/NTSC)
Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0
GPS with Assisted-GPS
TI OMAP 3430 processor
Up to 1 GByte application memory (256 MByte RAM, 768 MByte virtual memory)
32 GByte internal storage
Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
VCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz
|Gallery (6 images)|
fm transmitter.. yea FM Transmitter. according to some sources it will not ship with the software for it though, but since the release was pushed back it may be available on time and ship with it.. but I guess well just have to see
It would be a very nice feature to be able to listen to your music on any system capable of radio... i.e. car or grand/parents(stuck in the past) house
FM transmitterOlá! This device has FM transmitter? It would be an FM receiver?
Linux users can now download and install the Windows code editor
New initiative will address security and interoperability concerns around container technology.
Developers can use RHEL as a development platform without a subscription fee.
Windows users will soon have native access to the Bash shell.
Improvements to SMTP will provide better guarantee of confidentiality
Graphics vendor embraces new reality in Linux graphics
Pioneer Ray Tomlinson bequeathed the @ sign to billions of Internet users
Redmond says its classic database tool will run without Windows
New intrusion technique affects most non-Bluetooth wireless mice
GENIVI Alliance announces the release of the first beta of the GENIVI Demo Platform ivi9.