The Nokia N900 is phone that bridges the gap between a smartphone and a internet tablet. This is partly down to the impressive hardware specs including a speedy ARM Cortex A8 processor and 3.5 inch WVGA resolution touch screen, but mainly due to the unique Linux-based Maemo operating system. The new OS lets you run just about any Linux compatible software on the phone, and includes an excellent Firefox-derived browser that includes full flash support.
The Nokia N900 is packed with high-end smartphone functionality, including a sliding full QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel rear camera, with Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash's, a VGA front-camera for video calls, 32GB of internal memory plus a microSD card, and the usual smartphone features of Wi-Fi, HSDPA and GPS. The N900 also features a regular headphone socket and comes with a pair of high-quality noise-isolating headphones, as well as a TV-out jack for playing back video content .
The biggest attraction of the Nokia N900, however, is the Linux-based OS, with excellent multi-tasking functionality and well-integrated support for Skype, that lets you handle internet calls just as you would regular calls. There are widgets for Facebook and other social media apps, and although the Nokia app store only has a limited selection of compatible applications and games right now, the fact that Nokia intend to use Maemo across most future smartphones means it shouldn't take long for the selection to grow.