The Nokia N900 Shipments Have Started

November 10, 2009

ESPOO, Finland, November 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The shipments of
the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) N900, Nokia’s latest mobile computer based on open
source Maemo 5 software, have now started. The Nokia N900 will be available
in retail stores in November with an estimated retail price of EUR 500,
excluding sales taxes and subsidies.

“The Nokia N900 has generated a lot of interest since its public launch
in August, which has been reflected in the device preorders,” says Jose-Luis
, Vice President, Nseries, Nokia. “What’s exciting is the Maemo
software, which takes its cues from the desktop computer and offers a full
browsing experience like no other handset. We believe the Nokia N900 will be
a very compelling device for people who are passionate about technology.”

At the heart of the Nokia N900 is its powerful ARM Cortex-A8 processor
and up to 1GB of total application memory. Users can browse the internet the
way they would on any computer and keep dozens of application windows open
simultaneously on the dashboard. The panoramic desktops in the Nokia N900 can
be personalized with widgets, contacts and shortcuts. Pictures and videos
taken with the 5Mpx Carl Zeiss camera automatically show where they were
taken, and users can add their own description tags to make searching the
photos even easier. SMS and instant messages are organized as chat flow and
people can convenienty switch between the multiple conversation windows. The
built-in 32 GB storage is big enough to store up to 7,000 songs or 40 hours
of DVD-quality video, and it can be expanded up to 48GB with an external
microSD card.

Nokia works closely with the developer community and has recently seen
significant innovation happening with Maemo. As a result, people will be able
to discover a wide range of games, utilities, themes, panoramic wallpapers
and service plug-ins for photo-sharing and messaging for the Nokia N900
through Ovi Store and Maemo Select, starting later in the year. In October
Nokia announced official Qt port to Maemo 5. This means developers can use Qt
software to target the Nokia N900 and that applications can be easily ported
to all Qt’s supported platforms including the next Maemo 6 release as well as

The Nokia N900 will initially be available in Europe, Middle-East, Russia
and North America. It is also possible to order the device from the Nokia
Online Store: http://europe.nokia.com/buy-online

About Nokia

Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading
maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different
ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable
people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive
digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services
for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.


SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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