Successor of the Nokia N900!?

| September 4, 2009 | 31 Replies

At Nokia World, the Nokia N900 was referred to as step 4 of 5 in the Maemo route to Smartphone perfection. Or words to that effect.

The N900 is already pretty amazing, how much more could the successor be?

Could this be Step 5?


  • 4-Row keyboard WITH a numbers row – spacebar in the middle!
  • More standard looking, offset QWERTY keyboard.
  • No D-Pad or 4 row directional arrow keys, – possibly a trackball instead? Last time seen in a Nokia was the 7650, now popularised by RIM and their Blackberry.
  • Can’t really glean much else from this image. If it’s Maemo – then it’s 800×480 pixels at least.
  • Looks oddly more iPhone-like than Nokia-esque.

On the hardware side, for it to warrant being the “Step 5”, (for me) it needs:

  • Capacitive display
  • At least 3.5″ or greater (up to 4.1″)
  • 8MP camera – similar grade to N86
  • Xenon Flash as in N82
  • Perhaps even the Dual LED flash of the N86?
  • Bigger battery – back up to 1500mAh please (or more)
  • Possibly an upgrade on the processor and RAM? N900’s performance hasn’t been publicly tested sufficiently to know how much improvement, if any, it needs in this department.
  • 3D- display even? (Not sure I see the benefit yet. Maybe it’ll render “UP” and “AVATAR” in 3D?)

Briefly on software – will “Step 5” even be Maemo 5 or another version of Maemo?

Concept phone or actually coming to Nokia’s Portfolio? Whatever the case, I hope they bring back 4 row keyboards with similar layout to the above.

Alternatively there’s an Eseries version of the N900. The E900. Specification of this concept in picture.





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