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Nokia N900

Aug 27, 2009
Market status
Release date
Nov 19, 2009


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  • Low pixel density screen (267 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.77 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)




The Nokia N900 is the successor to the company's Internet Tablet family. The device features cellular connectivity and phone functionality, along with a Mozilla-based browser with full Adobe Flash 9.4 support. Specs wise, the N900 sports the ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5MP camera, OpenGL ES 2.0, Wi-Fi and HSPA.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Linux (Maemo 5)
  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.37 x 2.35 x 0.77 inches (110.9 x 59.8 x 19.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.38 oz (181 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard


  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 800 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 267 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 52.63 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.8
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Resolution, 848 x 480 pixels 25 fps
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP3430
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX530
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 768 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 6.30 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.0 days (288 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.30 hours
      the average is 15 h (913 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 24 days (580 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 24.50 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 5.60 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1320 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD, WMV
  • Radio:
      • FM, FM Transmiter

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Maemo browser


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, DLNA, UPnP, Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML, VoIP

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Aug 2009
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        LJPRX-51 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.79 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.60 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 0.80 W/kg


  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Aug 2009
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