Nokia has officially announced that their flagship smartphone, the Nokia N900 is now available in the US. This has come after several days of rumours regarding the release date. As of today morning, all those who pre-ordered the phone, will be glad to know that their shipments of N900s are shipping out. For those of you who haven’t pre-ordered the phone, you can pick it up from one of the Nokia Flagship stores in New York and Chicago. The Maemo 5 smartphone is priced at a hefty $649. Amazon is listing it at $509.99 after various discounts and rebates , but doesn’t show it as being available yet.
The Nokia N900, which according to Nokia is “a computer in your pocket”, does actually do almost that since it runs on the linux based Maemo 5 operating system. The high anticipated mobile device is Nokia’s attempt at getting away from the N97 which turned out to be a debacle. It may also mark a move away from the Symbian OS , although Nokia has officially announced the Symbian OS will go on till 2012. The N900 comes loaded with 32GB of internal memory and has multiple connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There are lots of widgets which enable smooth integration with most social networking websites.
Unlike the iPhone, the Nokia N900, which runs on an OMAP processor, supports multitasking so that you can run multiple apps or even web browsers at the same time. That means you can chat, browse and listen to music all at the same time. The web browser is based on Mozilla’s technology and even supports Firefox addons to further enrich the experience. You can also watch Flash videos directly online tanks to Adobe Flash 9.4 support.In terms of hardware, the N900 packs a 3.5-inch touchscreen, along with a slide out full QWERTY keyboard and a five megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash.
You can buy the Nokia N900 online at $649 from various online e-tailers as well as NokiaUSA.com .