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  1. Great review, or at least, one that I agree wholeheartedly with! I own a N900 and at times I regret it.

    I’m optimistic that the critical problems with it will get ironed out quickly though. For example, this new app to improve battery life looks very promising. http://www.nokian900.tv/autodisconnect-for-better-battery-management-of-your-n900/

  2. Hi Mark,

    I’m also an n900 user and couldn’t agree more with the positive remarks you make about the n900. Its an absolutely stupendous device (is that enough marketing hype for you :).

    On the battery life point, I’ve found this blog posting very helpful – I got a whole weekend’s use out of my n900, which included playing music via the FM transmitter on a 2hr drive: http://tinyurl.com/38ass6d

    Thanks,
    Tim

  3. Here in Brisbane, Australia, I’ve seen _heaps_ of billboards up for the N900, especially in the inner city, so that may be a local issue rather than a global one 🙂

    Cheers for the write up.

  4. The Treo is not a WebOS device. WebOS is only used on the Pre and Pixi (though rumours have it the HP Slate will now be called Hurricane and use WebOS also). The Treos are all either PalmOS or Windows Mobile, the Treo Pro you linked to is a Windows Mobile phone.

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    Whoops, my bad. And that supplier doesn’t have a Palm Pre or Pixi price up yet. From what I’ve seen of prices in Dublin though, it would be in the same price range as those few phones.

  6. Great review, or at least, one that I agree wholeheartedly with! I own a N900 and at times I regret it.

    I’m optimistic that the critical problems with it will get ironed out quickly though. For example, this new app to improve battery life looks very promising. http://www.nokian900.tv/autodisconnect-for-better-battery-management-of-your-n900/

  7. i totally agree the N900 is far a head from any other smartphone
    because it is not ! it is a mobile computer with phone abilities

  8. Yes,using N900 is best for browsing purposes.I ve heard that Nokia is best for its communication but in n900 it lacks a lot even i faced the problem as stated above there was no voice on both sides i thought its a network problem but only i came to knew that this is n900 prob,even if it s a internet tablet it s not upto the mark they have loaded all features but not completely.. I am unable to use it as either smartphone or internet tablet,There are not many options even in browsing i cant switch between window browsers easily. In physical keyboard,we have four arrow keys i dont know for what purposes they are present,closing physical keyboard we cant select,cut,copy,paste texts,also we cant search contacts, even if i have a single point of network i am unable to make a call ..Ovi maps are another biggest bug.. I have to wait ,wait, wait ,,that is it and then nothing the map does.They have certainly given all features and but incomplete. I am wondering how such big organizations leave such simple bugs unfixed. Hoping for the firmware update where these bugs gets fixed.

  9. Candid, straight to the point and well writtern, no sentiments.

    You’ve done enought marketing for N900 here already. The Problem with the marketing is re-imagination. The product is out, people who use it and love it are known, reviews have been written about it. I expect the Business Development Unit of Nokia to use Sorority group tactic or power of 150 (that leads to viral sales) to push the productm and;

    #2 correct the few anomally, I tell you once they have it re-imagined this way, there’d be enough Mavens out there to spread the word out there.

    Good wite uo. Love this to pieces.


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