Nokia N900 now available for U.S. pre-order for $649
posted by Alan F. / Sep 03, 2009, 10:47 PM
The Maemo 5 powered Nokia N900 is one hot handset and is available right now for pre-order from the Nokia USA online store. The cost of the device is $649 and shipping is expected in October. This is the first Maemo powered phone offered by Nokia, and the Finnish manufacturer is planning a whole line of such devices. The model is currently configured with a radio that works on T-Mobile's 3G spectrum so there is a chance that some U.S. cellphone users will have a shot at buying the N900 for a subsidized contract price in the future. But if you must be the first on your block with the N900, you can put the wheels in motion now to malke sure that come October, you'll be the one showing off the phone to your jealous friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.
When I talked to the Live Chat agent on the Nokia US site, he said he was 100% sure that the N900 would work with ATT and ATT3G in fact. Sounds like he didn't know what he was talking about. So the radio frequency will only support T-Mobile US?
Also does anyone know if Adobe 9.4 will be upgradeable to 10.0? Maybe by the time it ships in October, it'll ship with 10.0?
Finally, does anyone know exactly what applications in the Ovi store actually work with Maemo? Are there really that many?
A cut and paste from the Nokia site and based on this information the unit as this time DOES NOT offer the 3G US BAND of 850. You will have Edge Speeds Only
Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1700/2100
Automatic switching between GSM bands
GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed up to 107/64.2 kbps (DL/UL)
EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed up to 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL)
WCDMA 900/1700/2100. Maximum speed PS up to 384/384 kbps (DL/UL)
HSPA, maximum speed up to 10 Mbps (DL), 2 Mbps (UL)
WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g
WLAN Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2
Designed for continuous TCP/IP connectivity
Capability to serve as data modem via USB connection
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