Sizing it Up: How big is the Nokia N900, anyway?

Noah Kravitz
 from Oakland, CA
Published: August 28, 2009

So like I said yesterday, I'm kind of excited for the Nokia N900. While I won't be heading to Germany next week, my pal Ewan will be at Nokia World in Stuttgart and so I'm hoping to bribe him into some hands-on reports with the promise of a PhoneDog T-Shirt. One of my big questions about the N900 Internet Tablet/Phone is just now big the thing's gonna be. Large enough to be more usable than an iPhone for hardcore "computing" tasks? Small enough to fit in a jeans pocket?

Today I have a few answers.

The Nokia Blog has a size comparison chart and a helpful photo - the photo is from Chansearrington's twitter feed, and shows a prototype  N900 sitting next to a Nokia E71.  Said photo is cropped and reposted here.

Dimensions-wise, N900 measures up at 110.9 x 59.8 x 18mm, according to Nokia Blog. iPhone is 115 x 61 x 11.6, for comparison's sake. And that svelte E71 in the photo? Just 10mm thin.

As Chanse put it, "@sloanb Feels fine. Not going to lie, it's not a super slim E71, but the size is fine especially given the capabilities."

And as Nokia Blog put it, "I think the best way to imagine it in your hands is that it’ll have the width of the iPhone with the thickness of the Nokia N97." It's actually just a hair shorter and narrower than iPhone, even, if also a hair - well, two hairs, really - thicker than N97.

Perhaps a better comparison, though, is with HTC's new Touch Pro2. TP2 is a beast of a phone - not necessarily "pocketable" by many people's definitions. TP2 measures up at 116 X 59.2 X 16.65 mm.

So N900 is a little shorter and a little thicker than Touch Pro2?  Hmm, that could spell trouble ... We'll have to wait and see - er, um, wait and feel - for ourselves.

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