Mathias Hasselmann

Well, and it is a phone!

So after months of denial it turns out, that the/we Maemo folks really built a phone!

N900 with Contacts application


Marco Barisione commented on August 27, 2009 at 7:31 p.m.

I will just say: \o/

foo commented on August 28, 2009 at 5:25 a.m.

It would be nice if the website mentioned Maemo is a Debian derivative. It would also be nice if the device ran pure Debian instead of a derivative distro.

Erick commented on October 31, 2009 at 5:30 a.m.

That sucks. I was going to buy one until I saw it was a phone and then saw the price. The 770 was priced a little high, but within reach - this is not, especially since I only want it as a device, not a phone. Try again, Nokia. Or release a less-expensive version with the phone stuff stripped or disabled. Like Apple has with the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Mathias Hasselmann commented on October 31, 2009 at 9:47 a.m.

Weird that this post showed up again on PGO, but hey! More innocent advertisement for the N900! :-D

Erick: At least for me the missing 3G modem was the single one reason for not buying a N8x0 privately. Such a gadget must reliabely provide internet access, where every you are. Otherwise it's rather worthless. As there are almost no public WLANs, the old devices where worthless - for me.

So it's a surprise for me, that frequently some people complain about the device getting that option.

Regarding the price. Just let me rephrase what everybody at Nokia would tell you: For using the device you'd need a mobile data plan anyway. So get one, and let your mobile operator pay the device.

Mathias Hasselmann commented on October 31, 2009 at 9:48 a.m.

s/for using/to fully use/