Nokia N900 to hit Vodafone next month
Linux gadget gets operator output
Vodafone looks set to become UK first operator to release Nokia’s N900 smartphone-cum-tablet.
Nokia announced late last month that only those who pre-ordered the Maemo-based device through its website would receive the phone in December. The firm claimed that the sheer volume of advance orders forced it to put back the handset’s full-scale UK rollout to January 2010.
Nokia said high demand forced it to delay UK N900 delivery
Vodafone has since launched a website for the N900, and it's taking orders already, though it has only promised that the device will be available on its network at some point next month.
Pricing information hasn’t been announced, though Nokia and online retailer Expansys both charge £500 ($813/€559) for the smartphone.
Nokia’s N900 features an ARM-based Cortex-A8 processor and up to 1GB of application memory. User-accessible memory tops out at 32GB, but is expandable to 48GB using Micro SD cards.
The N900’s other treats include 10Mb/s HSDPA 3G, Wi-Fi, Assisted GPS, a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, an FM transmitter and a 5Mp camera. ®
Nope, none in evidence at all. But, if needless uninformed scare mongering is your thing, go right ahead...
I have one in my pocket and I can say, unreservedly, that it is the most advanced phone on the market at the moment.
The key is the OS- it multi-tasks like it's a full sized laptop and has basically all the functions of one also...plus being Linux you can do/download/install just about anything to it without all the restrictions of the likes of the fruit-plastered phone, the Pre or anything Android.
Oh, and if you want it cheap on a good Vodafone tariff, give the Nokia flagship stores a call- they have it in stock and I got a damn reasonable price, even for an upgrade (theorder.co.uk have them but at ripoff rates and mobilephonesdirect have awful customer service).
GET ONE! You won't be disappointed.
Enjoying my N900 on Vodafone
Can't you just do what I did and buy it on Vodafone from mobilephonesdirect?
Appears to be in stock still, and would save the wait.