There has been a lot of rumors around about Nokia’s upcoming open-source Maemo phone, dubbed the N900. Mobile-Review now has a first look at the device, with lots of photos. It runs the Gtk+ version of Maemo. “Due to variety of visual effects, smooth transitions and decent reaction time of the touch screen (which is a significant improvement over the Nokia N97), the N900 feels more like the Apple iPhone. At the same time its UI looks nothing like that of the iPhone – it’s just different, but eye-candy nonetheless (maybe somewhat similar to HTC’s products). Everyone who had a chance to play with it noted that it didn’t look like any other Nokia-branded device, yet it was an enjoyable experience overall.”
First look: Nokia N900, the Maemo Phone
Submitted by Kishe 2009-08-21 Wireless 7 Comments
I am glad to see nokia doing maemo development to step up the game against apple and android…
I think that Symbian produced more than previously thought it could do but is too complicated and wired in a way that makes supporting applications and legacy code hell on earth.
Hope that maemo phones will be a huge hit cos thats what nokia is needing after the review disasters from the latest symbian phones (n97 included).
Having said that, I work in a company that the main focus is on S60 development and it creeps me out the idea of all the people that depend on it to make their living…