Breaking News: Nokia Starts Shipping Its N900 Model


The N900 model is Nokia’s first phone running Linux Maemo operating system, which analysts see as a key for Nokia to gain back-ground in the coming years. According to Reuters, Nokia CEO – Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo – said in a speech that the eagerly awaited handset is now in route to at least some pre-order customers.

Nokia have received feedback from the 300 pre-production units loaned out to gain user reactions, it seems that this is now set in stone as Nokia look to refine the N900 experience consequent to having received what they assume to be constructive criticism, thus ensuring that they provide the best user experience with the Nokia N900, they have delayed shipping in October 2009. Technically, the phone will arrive to pre-order customers in December 2009 including all UAE or Saudi Arabia customers. The phone is expected to cost $ 750

Running on the new Maemo 5 software, the Nokia N900 empowers users to have dozens of application windows open and running simultaneously while taking full advantage of the cellular features, touch screen and QWERTY keyboard.

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